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Asthma deaths rise 25% amid growing air pollution crisis

Doctors urge ministers to act as 1,320 killed by asthma in England and Wales last year — A record number of people are dying of asthma, and experts have warned growing air pollution and a lack of basic care could be to blame. In England and Wales 1,320 people died of asthma last year, a …

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MMDA, NTC to announce #MMShakeDrill via SMS alert

MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine — (MANILA, Philippines) The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) earlier said the date of the #MMShakeDrill, the annual metro-wide earthquake drill for this year, will be a surprise. What the MMDA only …

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How the Paris Agreement can take on fossil fuel supply

The UN deal doesn’t mention coal, oil or gas, but it can still be used to limit their extraction — The idea governments and industry need to limit the extraction of fossil fuels to avoid dangerous global warming is starting to move from the fringe to the mainstream of climate change policy-making. Over the past …

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Canada’s high Arctic glaciers at risk of disappearing completely, study finds

Satellite imagery shows hundreds of glaciers shrinking as average annual temperature rises 3.6C in 70 years — Hundreds of glaciers in Canada’s high Arctic are shrinking and many are at risk of disappearing completely, an unprecedented inventory of glaciers in the country’s northernmost island has revealed. Using satellite imagery, researchers catalogued more than 1,700 glaciers …

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IEA: Renewables investment in India topped fossil fuels for first time in 2017

Investment in renewable power in India topped fossil fuels for the first time in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) — This is one of the most striking insights contained within the IEA’s annual update of global energy investment, which was published today. It gives an overview of the global, regional and sectoral …

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CHECKLIST: What barangays should prepare for an earthquake

If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario? — MANILA, Philippines – If a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits your local community, is it ready for the worst-case scenario? Once the West Valley Fault moves, various areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces are expected to be greatly damaged. The …

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Empowering seniors in disaster risk reduction and management

Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters — (MANILA, Philippines) What happens when you empower a typically vulnerable sector to lead their communities in times of disaster? The Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) advocates including the elderly in planning for disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) in their respective …

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Rights not ‘fortress conservation’ key to save planet, says UN expert

Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples calls for a new, rights-based approach to conservation — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has released a report highly critical of the global conservation movement and calling for indigenous peoples and other local communities to have a greater say in protecting the world’s forests. Titled …

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Comprehensive study: carbon taxes won’t hamper the economy

But global warming will. — Eleven teams participated in a recent Stanford Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) project, examining the economic and environmental impacts of a carbon tax. The studies included “revenue recycling,” in which the funds generated from a carbon tax are returned to taxpayers either through regular household rebate checks (similar to the Citizens’ …

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Tropical Depression Henry speeds up, maintains strength

Henry is heading for extreme Northern Luzon and is expected to be in the vicinity of the Babuyan Group of Islands on Monday evening, July 16 — (MANILA, Philippines) Tropical Depression Henry accelerated further on its way to extreme Northern Luzon early Monday morning, July 16. In a bulletin issued 8 am on Monday, state …

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