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Rich countries pushing ‘dirty energy’ in Africa, report claims

Study finds that while wealthy nations advocate renewables at home, 60% of aid to African energy projects went on fossil fuels — Wealthy governments have been accused of promoting fossil fuel development in Africa at the expense of clean energy.   Analysis showed 60% of public aid for energy projects was spent on fossil fuels, …

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Factcheck: Will climate change bring great white sharks to UK waters

Last week, many news publications reported on “a new study” claiming that climate change could lead several shark species to move into UK waters — The Independent, Times, Daily Mail, Press Association, Guardian, BBC News and the i newspaper were among the outlets carrying variations of the story.   However, Carbon Brief has discovered that …

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Tropical Depression Josie off to Taiwan, monsoon rain to persist

There’s also a low pressure area which could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday, July 23 — MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Josie was heading for northeastern Taiwan before dawn on Monday, July 23, but it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat. A low pressure area (LPA) is also being …

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Over 13,800 Filipinos in Luzon evacuate due to monsoon

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units provide around P9.16 million in aid to affected residents — (MANILA, Philippines) The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said around 13,888 persons have evacuated to temporary shelters as the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat continues to dump more rain in Luzon.   …

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Earth’s resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Study says the date by which we consume a year’s worth of resources is arriving faster — Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days.   As …

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The big heatwave: from Algeria to the Arctic. But what’s the cause

The northern hemisphere is having a baking summer – and it’s not just down to climate change — Last week, authorities in Sweden took an unusual step. They issued an appeal for international aid to help them tackle an epidemic of wildfires that has spread across the nation over the past few days. After months …

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Dagupan City under state of calamity

The situation in the entire province of Pangasinan is being monitored as heavy rains continue — (MANILA, Philippines) Dagupan City in Pangasinan has been placed under state of calamity after heavy flooding in the city. Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez met with city officials on Saturday, July 21, shortly after the declaration. In an earlier …

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Severe Tropical Storm Inday out, potential Josie in

Inday (Ampil) leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but a low pressure area which could become Tropical Depression Josie enters — (MANILA, Philippines) Severe Tropical Storm Inday (Ampil) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 1 am on Saturday, July 21. While Inday left, however, a low pressure area (LPA) entered PAR.   In …

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#MMShakeDrill 2018 still ‘far from perfect’ – MMDA officials

The fourth #MMShakeDrill ends with an 85/100 rating from MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and with many lessons learned for improvement — (MANILA, Philippines) Even on its fourth annual run, the #MMShakeDrill is still “far from perfect,” Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officials have said.   Testing Metro Manila with a drill that rocked the …

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Youth Urge Action on Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Marches on Saturday in Washington, D. C., and other cities spring from “a sliver of hope left” to act against climate change — Although Nadia Nazar says that she and her friends “aren’t that optimistic about climate change,” the 16-year-old Marylander who will soon be an 11th grader isn’t letting that stop her from trying …

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