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In this Aug. 26, 2016 file photo, commuters and motorists go on their way as heavy monsoon rains inundate low-lying areas in Manila, Philippines. Typhoons that slam into land in the northwestern Pacific _ especially the biggest tropical cyclones of the bunch _ have gotten considerably stronger since the 1970s, a new study concludes. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Typhoons that slam into land in the northwestern Pacific — especially the biggest tropical cyclones of the bunch — have gotten considerably stronger since the 1970s, a new study concludes.

Read more: Study: Typhoons That Slam Asia Getting Much Stronger

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Water security in Asia and the Pacific has progressed overall in the past 5 years but major challenges remain.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Water security in Asia and Pacific has progressed overall in the past 5 years, but major challenges remain, including overexploited groundwater, demand from rising populations, and climate variability, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Read more: Asia Pacific Shows Progress in Water Security, But Challenges Remain – ADB

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The Asean Vision 2025 calls for clean and green Asean to achieve sustainable development by ensuring protection of the region’s environment.

Read more: Asean renews ‘clean and green’ call

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