Four Depressing Years After Typhoon Haiyan

Marabut is supposed to be part of a vast natural park on Samar, the Filipino island that was first hit by the super typhoon Haiyan almost four years ago, during which a massive storm surge nearly wiped out Tacl... Read More...
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Philippines Drags Feet on Renewable Energy

Although the Philippines has enacted a series of strong laws to mitigate climate change since 2010, including a disaster risk reduction act, a climate change act, a renewable energy act and a survival fund since the perils of climate change began to manifest t... Read More...
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Stricken Filipino City Finally Rebuilds

Ridge View Park has a fancy ring to it, a name more in keeping with modern, upscale  real estate expansion in major cities across the Philippines. But in Tacloban, the site of the typhoon disaster that took pla... Read More...
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Haiyan Victims Still Scramble for Survival

As the Philippines braces for a new typhoon season, more than two million people remain without adequate or durable shelter after what has been described as the most destructive typhoon ever to hit the country,... Read More...
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Why Indonesians Don’t Flee Volcanos

Millions of Indonesians who live near the country’s more than 130 active volcanoes are constantly having to decide whether to evacuate or not. Supporting “volcano cultures” with up-to-date evidence and strong leaders is one way to save more lives, say experts.... Read More...
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The Philippines’ Tough Rebuilding Task

The following analysis of the fiscal, infrastructure and social challenges of rebuilding the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda was prepared by the Manila-based country risk analysis firm P... Read More...