geography - updates

Rappler's latest stories on geography


If you drew your own geography, what would it look like?

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How many places do we really hold constant in our hearts at any time in our lifetime?

The geography of Pokémon Go and how it can help improve cities

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The effects are mixed as we catch ‘em all and everyone’s been caught

FAST FACTS: South China Sea dispute

Jul 12, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Key facts on the sea and the territorial disputes

Volcanic formation conjoins existing Japan island

Dec 27, 2013 - 8:17 AM

Officials overflying the new landmass said it merges at two points with Nishino shima an uninhabited volcanic island in the Ogasawara Bonin chain

MERGING ISLANDS. A new islet forming due to volcanic eruptions (L) is shown beside Nishino-shima island, part of Japan's Ogasawara island chain, on 25 December 2013. Image courtesy of Japan Coast Guard

Satellite view of typhoon devastation

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Maps show 70 of Tacloban City s built up area are either fully or partially destroyed

BEFORE AND AFTER. A general overview of Tacloban City's downtown and airport areas before (L) and after (R) Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), in maps released by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) November 11, 2013. The color-coded gradings indicate destroyed (red), highly affected (orange), moderately affected (yellow-orange), and possibly affected (yellow) structures or areas. Images © European Union, 2013

After 200 years, New Zealand finally names 2 main islands

Oct 10, 2013 - 12:37 PM

New Zealand moves to correct a clerical oversight lasting 200 years that meant its two main islands were never officially named

New Zealand finally names islands after 200 years

Aug 01, 2013 - 4:05 PM

New Zealand s two main islands have never been formally named due to a clerical oversight lasting 200 years

Missing Pacific island riddle solved: researcher

Dec 03, 2012 - 2:54 PM

A New Zealand researcher Monday December 3 claimed to have solved the riddle of a mystery South Pacific island shown on Google Earth and world maps which does not exist blaming a whaling ship from 1876

Toad Suck and other oddball US town names

Aug 10, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Can you think of Filipino towns or places with odd or funny names too?

PART OF THE DESIGN of the Toad Suck Daze 2009 official shirt. Screen grab from YouTube (ToadSuckDaze)