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MANILA - A $500-million flood control project in the capital can be implemented in January, the Department of Finance said Tuesday.

Phase one of the project calls for the rehabilitation of 36 pumping stations and the construction of new ones in Manila, Pasay, Pasig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Caloocan, Valenzuela and Quezon City, the DOF said in a statement.

The World Bank and China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will each provide $207.6 million while Manila will shoulder $84.8 million of the project cost, according to the statement.

Read more: Metro Manila flood control project may start in Jan, gov't says


Intertidal snails (Credit: Bob Peterson / Flickr)

Climate change research has experienced bourgeoning popularity over the past two decades or so, and ecophysiology is one such field where this is no exception. Overwhelming evidence now suggests that the frequency of extreme temperature events will increase in the future. Tolerance of a wide range of conditions has allowed animals to adapt to niches from the constant and benign, to the extreme and highly variable. Understanding how organisms are capable of responding to this thermal variability in their surroundings, especially those thought to already occupy highly stressful environments, helps us to anticipate species responses to a warming world.

Read more: Intertidal Snails Don’t Follow Conventional Thermal Performance Models


A meeting of women in Phăng 1 Village, Mường Phăng Commune, Điện Biên Province. — VNS Photo Chi Lan

ĐIỆN BIÊN — The climate in the valley of Mường Phăng in the mountainous Điện Biên Province is no longer as it was over previous centuries. But the change has brought some benefits to local farmers.

Read more: Weather project helps minority women battle climate change


A photo on the Everyday Climate Change Instagram feed shows a Somali woman walking to collect water in Kapasa IDP Camp in Jubaland in June 2017. Photo by Georgina Goodwin

James Whitlow Delano had long regarded Instagram as a platform for mundane daily photography — pictures of “babies and what I had for lunch,” he used to say.

That was before he heard about the Everyday Africa Instagram account. It's a unique feed generated by Peter DiCampo and other photographers living in various countries across the continent. Every day, they post photos of life in Africa. Their goal is to disrupt the conventional narrative about a continent plagued by war, disease, and poverty.

Read more: Photographers harness Instagram power to fight climate change


Extreme event attribution is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of climate science.


Read more: Scientists Can Now Blame Individual Natural Disasters on Climate Change


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday said it would sue at least 7 hikers from Cebu for causing the blaze inside the Mt. Pulag National Park in Benguet that "endangered" people and forest resources. 

Read more: DENR to sue 7 hikers from Cebu over Mt. Pulag blaze


KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Seah Kian Hoe was just 10 years old, he would jump on the back of his parent’s small truck during school holidays and help them collect scrap, going door-to-door around neighborhoods in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor.

Read more: Southeast Asian plastic recyclers hope to clean up after China ban



“The journey ahead offers limitless opportunities”, said India’s agriculture minister at a summit in New Dehli yesterday.

Read more: India and Southeast Asian nations commit to climate smart agriculture


The sun peeks through a canopy of trees Oct. 18, 2008, on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park, Va. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Widespread use of a futuristic energy technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would create severe environmental problems, scientists argue in a new critique, casting doubt on one potential method of helping humanity escape the worst effects of climate change.

Read more: It’s the big new idea for stopping climate change — but it has huge environmental problems of its...


Spreading sulphate aerosol into the atmosphere could have a cooling effect on the planet, scientists say. But adding one pollutant to temporarily counter another might not be the answer. Photo: Science Media Centre

As the world struggles with how to keep climate change to the Paris accord goal of below 2C, scientists look to technologies such as solar geoengineering as a way to cool the planet. However, new research shows suddenly ceasing the method could be more disastrous for biodiversity than never starting. Farah Hancock reports. 

Read more: A disastrous tactic against climate change


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