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Cebu, Philippines – Understanding the weather and climate – when storms will break, how much rain will fall, and when the rainy season will start and end – are one of the most valuable tools a smallholder farmer can possess. But what happens when the climate changes and age-old traditions are put on their end?

What happens when drought wipes out crops and washes away new irrigation pumps and maybe even a few prized pigs? What happens when bad decisions are made on bad data? And when poor farmers, without viable access to insurance or other risk reduction mechanisms, are left to fend for themselves?

Read more: The power of climate information in agriculture


The Rizal Wind Farm in Halayhayin, Pililla, Rizal, Philippines, consisting of 27 wind turbines, can power almost 66,000 households with its annual generation of 150 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity. (Photos taken by Zara Mae Estareja)

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Read more: The Rizal Wind Farm


'Those of us who want to step forward on climate need to know how our actions can have the greatest possible impact.'

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MIAMI, USA – Researchers in Sweden have identified the top 4 things people can do to reduce their carbon footprint, but warned on Tuesday, July 11, these steps are rarely promoted in the public sphere.

Read more: Top 4 ways to shrink your carbon footprint are often overlooked


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