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Cheaper climate change solutions available now—Kerry

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Fighting climate change is about will and not about capacity, United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to an international panel’s report that greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Gov’t must act on climate’

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The “grim climate forecast for Southeast Asia” made by a recent United Nations report on climate change should prod the government to improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of calamities like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” according to three civil society groups.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US urges Asean armies to prepare for more natural disasters

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

US officials on Wednesday offered to help Asean countries prepare for the devastating effects of climate change, urging stronger cooperation among armies and emergency agencies.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Do you know the way to Kiribati? Its head of state was here to study ‘Yolanda’

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A foreign head of state flew in for a personal visit last week and was surprised to get an official security detail. Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, slipped into the country late Friday night for a four-day visit to study the impact of Super Typhoon Yolanda on Eastern Visayas, a priority concern for the environment advocate wary about the future of his sinking 800-square-kilometer island nation.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

California utility customers start getting ‘Climate Credits’

Customers of Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric this month will receive the first “Climate Credit” on their electricity bills.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNDP chief Helen Clark challenges Aquino on fight vs climate change

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Ten-year old Barbie Gonza receives a comforting hug from UNDP’s Administrator Helen Clark in Tacloban City. The grade-four student of San Jose Central Elementary School shared the story of her survival from Typhoon Haiyan that claimed over 100 of her classmates. UNDP helped clear the debris from her school, which reopen two months after the crisis. Photo Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP

United Nations Development Program Chief Helen Clark on Thursday challenged President Benigno Aquino III to make a strong statement before the international community to combat climate change following the devastation of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) that claimed more than 6,000 lives.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN: ‘Yolanda’ tops extreme events of 2013

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The World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations’ authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and climate, placed Yolanda at the top of its list of key climate events in 2013.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos urged to join Earth Hour

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje urged Filipinos on Wednesday to take part in the observance of “Earth Hour,” saying “an hour of voluntary darkness will help us tame climate change.”

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Philippine climate change envoy leads new protest fast

Naderev Sano.  AP PHOTO

A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast on Saturday in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World behind PH, says UN

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon talks to journalists in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Ban was welcomed with Christmas songs sung by children who lost their homes as he toured the central Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan that slammed ashore Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday pledged to rally global support for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” to help them recover from one of the Philippines’ deadliest disasters.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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