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This is a press release from WWF Philippines.

With a new era of climate action underway, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) again urges its supporters to switch-off and shine a light on climate action.

On March 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, Earth’s most iconic landmarks  switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2017. Earth Hour Philippines’ main switch-off event was held at SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia Complex from 7 pm to 10 pm on March 25.

This year, there was an Earth Hour Camp starting at 4 pm that featured interactive climate adaptation and mitigation booths, specifically, native tree planting, renewable energy technologies, and disaster go-bag preparation.

Read more: Switch off for Earth Hour 2017

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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Despite his misgivings, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed to Rappler on Wednesday, March 1, that Duterte signed the "Instrument of Accession" on Tuesday, February 28.

Read more: Duterte signs Paris climate deal

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The Earth, as seen from its orbit is never the same due to the adverse effects of climate change, yet a large number of people still believe it isn’t happening.

This was the message stressed by Dr. Josefino Comiso, senior research scientist of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center, as he explained the “alarming and dominating” rate of the rising greenhouse gases (GHG) and its effect on the country.

Read more: PH scientist: Climate change is real, prompt preventive actions a must

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