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Picturing the impact of climate change

In spite of the doubting Thomases, scientific evidence of global warming and climate change continues to pile up. A recent study, for instance, by a group of paleoclimatology researchers attests to a warming trend over the past 130 years. Well and good, but scientific...

Ocean garbage more than stinks

We all know that the world's oceans are being polluted by the day. We can see it. We can smell it. But just how serious is the problem? Meika Jensen sent us from the US an information graphic, which gives a pretty good idea, not only of the extent of ocean pollution,...

A reprise: romance with Iloilo River

Click here to zoom image We're sharing another picture of Iloilo River taken during our visit in Iloilo City south of the Philippine capital in late May. Our eyes have been so used to seeing the murky Pasig River in Metro Manila with its awful stench that we've almost...

A river restored and revitalised

"Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things?" wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. Though not in a meditative mood, we enjoyed watching the Iloilo River during our recent three-day sojourn in Iloilo City, some 470 kilometres south...