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The Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights has had a busy year thanks to a dispute with President Rodrigo Duterte over police killings in the drug war, but it’s about to tackle another blockbuster: an effort to hold fossil fuel companies responsible for the human rights abuses inherent in climate change.

Read more: Philippines Climate Case Could Find Fossil Fuel Companies Violate Human Rights

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The deadly storms that battered the US East Coast, the Caribbean and South Asia are the latest and most emphatic evidence of the worldwide spike in extreme floods and storms.

Read more: How disaster resilience has saved lives

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MANILA, Philippines – Ideas to recycle waste products and promote agriculture – these were just some of the concepts pitched by finalists in the environment and climate change category of the 2017 HackSociety semi-final round held on Friday, September 15.

Read more: #HackSociety 2017: Ideas to manage waste, sustain food production

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Scientists say that brightening the billowy clouds over oceans could let them rebound more sunlight back into the atmosphere, instead of letting them strike the Earth's surface  Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-10-ways-climate.html#jCp
Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debate towards center stage.

Read more: 'Plan B': Seven ways to engineer the climate

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YANGON -- As part of its environment protection efforts, Myanmar, a signatory of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, is taking measures targeting the conservation of the eco-system in coastal areas and striving to improve water resources management in the country.

Read more: Myanmar working to preserve eco-system in coastal areas, improve water management

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Stephan Wulffaarat of WWF-Indonesia, who is the main author of “The Environmental Status of Borneo 2016”, briefly present the outcome of the joint report. Pix courtesy of WWF-Indonesia

KUCHING-Environmental health in the whole of Borneo continued to record a declining trend last year.

Read more: Call for collaborative efforts to preserve environmental health of Borneo

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Smoke billows as an area of the Amazon rain forest is burned to clear land for agriculture on Sept. 23, 2013, near Novo Progresso, in Brazil’s Para state. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)

A surprising scientific study released Thursday presents troubling news about the enormous forests of the planet’s tropical midsection — suggesting that they are releasing hundreds of millions of tons of carbon to the atmosphere, rather than storing it in the trunks of trees and other vegetation.

Read more: Tropical forests used to protect us from climate change. Now, scientists say, they’re making it...

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Two UConn graduate students who are passionate about climate change are on a mission to change the world one video at a time. Credit: University of Connecticut  Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-10-social-media-climate.html#jCp

On a typical Friday night, most graduate students would be thinking about their weekend plans to see friends and blow off steam.Instead two UConn Ph.D. candidates are devoting their downtime to tackling climate change one video at a time.

Read more: Using social media to take on climate change

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 Native Americans march to a sacred burial ground disturbed by bulldozers building the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters were attacked by dogs and sprayed with a respiratory irritant when they arrived at the site. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Global leaders must do more to protect indigenous people fighting to protect their land and way of life if the world is to limit climate change, according to the UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

Read more: Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

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Six people lost their lives when Typhoon Doksuri smashed into central Vietnam on September 16, the most powerful storm in a decade to hit the country.

Although widespread evacuations prevented a higher death toll, the impact on the region’s most vulnerable people will be extensive and lasting.

Government sources report that more than 193,000 properties have been damaged, including 11,000 that were flooded. The storm also caused widespread damage to farmland, roads, and water and electricity infrastructure. Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces bore the brunt of the damage.

Typhoon Doksuri’s aftermath. EPA

Read more: Vietnam’s typhoon disaster highlights the plight of its poorest people

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