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Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the vast scale of the fires – which killed more than 30 people and destroyed thousands of homes – requires a new response from the bushfire-prone nation
China's carbon emissions have dropped by least 100 million metric tons over the past two weeks, the study says
Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel argues that it is 'restrictive' and 'unrealistic' for the state to regulate even the contributions given to candidates during the campaign
(UPDATED) 'Nakakahiya na.... Hintuin na natin itong ugali na wala tayong mga prinsipyo, wala tayong pinapanindigan,' says House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel
The House committee on constitutional amendments is voting on a draft resolution containing these proposals on Wednesday, February 19
'Extreme weather events could reduce reliability of power supply by 16%, which can easily lead to blackouts resulting huge economic losses,' says the lead researcher
The second severe storm in a week to hit Britain brings high winds of more than 140 kilometers an hour and more than a month's worth of rain in 48 hours in some places
Days of recent rainfall have extinguished the largest fires and brought those that remain under control
The revision comes after lawmakers and local government units opposed the creation of the RDA
The decline of butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, wasps, flies, crickets, and dragonflies have consequences far beyond their own demise
One-in-six species of bees have gone regionally extinct somewhere in the world
Research shows that some parts of the world may soon cope with up to 6 extreme weather events at once, from heat waves and wildfires to diluvian rains and deadly storm surges
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'We've poured so much CO2 into the atmosphere collectively that our entire planet is swaddled in a great tea cozy of the stuff,' says Prime Minister Boris Johnson
But Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel says the proposal would 'complicate' the process of implementing projects in the regions
'Australians are quite divided on how to effectively deal with the recurrent bushfires'
The export credit agencies of G20 countries currently provide more than 10 times more state-backed finance to oil, gas, and coal projects abroad than they do to renewable energy schemes
'My name and the #FridaysForFuture movement are constantly being used for commercial purposes without any consent whatsoever,' says Thunberg
Demonstrators and environmentalists say the law does too little, too late
'We must act together in the face of climate emergency,' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma
'This is very anti-democratic because there are families elected democratically,' argues Isabela 1st District Representative Tonypet Albano
'We had a few demands (coming into the World Economic Forum). Of course these demands have been completely ignored. We expected nothing less,' the teenage climate activist said.
The clock ticks down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947
The House committee on constitutional amendments also plans to reopen public hearings after the executive branch submitted a new list of proposed changes to the charter
Wealthy nations, the authors note, consume 10 times more resources per person than in the developing world, and produce far more waste
Climate risks could generate a 'green swan' – a reference to the concept of an unpredictable and devastating 'black swan' event developed by philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The platypus is one of the world's strangest animals, with the bill of a duck, tail of a beaver, otter-like feet, and a venomous spur on its hind leg
You cannot expect local communities to keep rebuilding disaster after disaster, considering the ones hit the hardest are often among the poorest and most vulnerable
The urgent need for electricity access is hardly considered during preparations against disasters; it is only considered in the wake of disasters when supplies have been cut off
YouTube says it downplays 'borderline' video content while spotlighting authoritative sources and displaying information boxes on searches related to climate change and other topics
Some 5,000 people are hoping that their president, Donald Trump, will heed the island's plea to be designated a disaster zone and free up much-needed aid
Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'
Scientists stress the urgent need to do more to counter the warming trend
Oceans last year are by far the hottest ever recorded. The effects of ocean warming are already being felt in the form of more extreme weather, rising sea levels, and damage to marine life.
The first UN 'state of nature' report in two decades finds that one million species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction
The 'Joker' star gives a speech during Jane Fonda's climate change protest at the Capitol
In his annual speech to Vatican diplomats, the pontiff says climate change was a 'concern of everyone,' despite a tepid response from the international community
Average temperature in 2019 was only a few hundredths of a degree below the 2016 level
(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020
Countries like Costa Rica offer us promising examples of the 'possible'
British charity Christian Aid says if the countries do not reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, people around the world 'will continue to pay the price'
Germany's fireworks festivities release some 5,000 tons of fine particulate matter into the air on a single night – equivalent to about two months of road traffic, according to a federal environment agency
Nakalulungkot na tayong nagrereklamo tungkol sa lumalalang basura ay siya ring nagpaplastikan sa implementasyon ng polisiyang makakalutas sana sa nasabing problema
Queen Elizabeth II uses her Christmas Day message to pay tribute to young environmental campaigners who were inspired to global action by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg
Climate change threatens the Fulani, nomadic herders of Niger, which is among the world's poorest countries that depends on farming, particularly herding, to provide a livelihood for 80% of its population
The so-called climate package, which includes plans to reduce train ticket prices and increase taxes on plane travel, will take effect on January 1
The Philippines’ biggest court verdict this year is set to be promulgated on Thursday, when a Quezon City court is scheduled to decide on the worst case of media killings in the country’s history
Did the opposition oppose responsibly? Did the watchdogs watch intelligently? Did the voters care enough?
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says 'the international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance to tackle the climate crisis'