Want to get smart in a hurry on the environment in the Philippines, where illegal and legal logging are widely blamed for last week’s devastating flooding? Population Reference Bureau, a Washington-based NGO, has just published a short primer on environment, demographic, and health conditions there. The brief presents a good overview, and it also provides specific suggestions for integrated population-health-conservation programs.

Stay tuned to the PRB website for further info on these issues in the Philippines. Their population-environment team — headed by Roger-Mark De Souza — has just returned from working with the first Filipino national conference on population, health and environment (PHE), attended by more than 250 officials, experts, donors, and media (including a representative from the President’s Office) that resulted in a National PHE Declaration signed by congressional staff and mayors.