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The Mont Mine glacier in the Swiss Alps has suffered visible damage from melting triggered by climate change. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Alps are crumbling. The majestic mountains at the geographical heart of Europe are coming apart in places in full view of alarmed locals and concerned environmentalists.

Read more: The Alps are Crumbling. The culprit: Climate Change

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Taking a closer look at a sultan’s grand $100-billion megaproject in Johor.

In Forest City's show gallery, a sprawling model displays the four reclaimed islands which will soon sprout out of the Johor Strait. Image Credit: Albert Shaw

Read more: Malaysia’s Forest City and the Damage Done

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The MOU follows a tsunami drill involving 800 students, with support from the government of Japan.

BALI, Indonesia – Major hotels on the island of Bali signed a Memorandum of Understanding MOU on Saturday with local communities to become evacuation points for school children in the event of tsunamis. The signing took place following a second tsunami drill in as many weeks in the Indonesian island, involving 800 students, with support from the Government of Japan. 

Read more: Hotels in Tsunami-prone Bali Sign MOU to Become Evacuation Points

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Jakarta - Three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry stated here on Tuesday.

Read more: Indonesia starts developing offshore aquaculture: Ministry

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This microbe, nitrospira inopinata, could hold the answers for rectifying Earth’s nitrogen problem. Credit: Dimitri Kits

New research from University of Alberta and University of Vienna microbiologists provides unparalleled insight into the Earth's nitrogen cycle, identifying and characterizing the ammonia-oxidizing microbe, Nitrospira inopinata. The findings, explained Lisa Stein, co-author and professor of biology, have significant implications for climate change research.

Read more: New microbe has potential to help rebalance Earth's nitrogen cycle

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Harvesting rice in Viet Nam. Global rice consumption trends are rising. Photo: FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam

 With global warming expected to significantly impact future yields in countries located closer to the equator, the United Nations agriculture agency is calling on Asia-Pacific economies to take a leading role in adaptation and mitigation.

Read more: Climate change threatens agricultural trade in Pacific Rim economies, UN agency warns

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When talking about the world's environment, sometimes it seems that there is no room for optimism.

Climate change has reached an irreversible point, which in turn is increasing the temperature of the world, melting ice caps, and contributing to the world's rising sea levels.

Meanwhile, things aren't looking good among our immediate neighbours in the region, as deforestation, open burning, and slash and burn practices still reign in some parts of the world.

All this, combined with pollution, makes for a not so pretty picture of the earth that we're leaving for our children.

But, the people around the world have taken notice of the world's ills, and major governments are working on solutions on how we can at least slow down the effects and start shaping a better world for the future.

One of those initiatives that have taken hold globally, is renewable energy.

Read more: Clean, Green And Profitable, A Look At M'sia's Switch To Renewable Energy

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Undoubtedly climate change (CC) is causing extreme weather events to occur more frequently and with more intensity. However, in reviewing the recent disasters, it can be seen that there remains a number of weak links in the "chain" of CC response and disaster risk prevention, from forecasting to disaster planning and the execution of response measures.

Flash flood wipes out a range of houses and facilities in Residential No. 8, Mu Cang Chai town, Yen Bai province, at dawn on August 3.

Read more: Climate change response: Loose chains cause huge impacts

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Fish caught at Sầm Sơn Beach, central Thanh Hóa Province. - VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết

CẦN THƠ – The Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) meeting was held in Cần Thơ yesterday during the APEC Food Security Week to shape actions to ensure food security in the context of climate change and urbanisation.

Read more: APEC looks at food security amidst climate change

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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) launched a 5-year developmental project in three of PRC chapters in Capiz, Antique and Aklan (CA- ANAK) to reduce health and disaster risks within its communities.

Read more: Philippine Red Cross launches CA-ANAK developmental project

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