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MANILA, Philippines - A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be "disastrous" for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday.

Read more: ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia

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Borneo's orangutans are under threat from farming, climate change, and being hunted for food

The orangutan population on the island of Borneo has shrunk by a quarter in the last decade, researchers said Friday, urging a rethink of strategies to protect the critically-endangered great ape.

Read more: Borneo's orangutans in 'alarming' decline: study

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When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as President Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the fight against climate change.

Read more: As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

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