Environment

A Mapping Revolution...


By Leonard Doyle

WOULD you like to know about an innovative high-tech initiative to help vulnerable communities build resilience, ahead of the coming hurricane/typhoon season, by using low-tech solutions? If so, read on.

Whew! 36˚ Summers: So this is What Climate Change Feels Like


By Charmaine Caparas

I've lived in a tropical country all my life yet I still find it impossible to deal with the debilitating heat of summer. A few weeks back, Manila recorded a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius, driving many folks to seek respite inside the city’s many gargantuan shopping malls or just about any enclosed space with air conditioning they could find.

We're not Drowning. We're Fighting!



By Canita Swigert

What does climate change really mean for you? Let me tell you what it means for me here in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. 

Green Shoots in Typhoon Wasteland


By Christie Bacal

THE place was lifeless. All I could see were ruins, flattened banana trees, uprooted coconut trees and a highway of rocks. What once was a quiet community where the houses stood, commerce flourished and a church gathered people weekly, is now empty with remnants of the darkest hours of the survivors of the flood.

Thinking of Gender Every Calendar Day

Women often cultivate land for food and income while men frequently hold the land title, giving them greater access to consultation and compensation. So writes Katherine Heller in her intriguing World bank blog.

Showing Haiti Skeptics the Error of Their Ways

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