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The sun peeks through a canopy of trees Oct. 18, 2008, on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park, Va. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Widespread use of a futuristic energy technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would create severe environmental problems, scientists argue in a new critique, casting doubt on one potential method of helping humanity escape the worst effects of climate change.

Read more: It’s the big new idea for stopping climate change — but it has huge environmental problems of its...

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Spreading sulphate aerosol into the atmosphere could have a cooling effect on the planet, scientists say. But adding one pollutant to temporarily counter another might not be the answer. Photo: Science Media Centre

As the world struggles with how to keep climate change to the Paris accord goal of below 2C, scientists look to technologies such as solar geoengineering as a way to cool the planet. However, new research shows suddenly ceasing the method could be more disastrous for biodiversity than never starting. Farah Hancock reports. 

Read more: A disastrous tactic against climate change

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By 2030, Myanmar hopes to be able to survive the impact of climate change, said U Hla Maung Thein, director general of the Environmental Conservation Department. 

Read more: Country aims to survive climate change

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While it’s good to promote your family, friends, and community to be more climate-conscious, it is important that you, yourself, practice what you preach.

You should lead by way of shrinking your carbon footprint and making climate-friendlier household decisions. People might expect this, and they ought to. Furthermore, it will allow you to realize the intricacies of sustainable living for the New Year to come and better inform your decisions.

What are some ways you can adapt to establish a home that is environment-friendly for the year 2018 and, perhaps, cut cost? Here’s how you can practice climate change in your home.

Read more: Practicing climate change at home for 2018

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From calls to avoid plastic packaging to campaigns to cut food waste, the message for everyone to help fight climate change will be amplified next year.

2018 will be the Year of Climate Action for Singapore, declared Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli last month.

Read more: Looking Ahead to 2018: To tackle climate change, all hands needed on deck

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NEW YORK/TEPIC — A clutch of high-profile legal cases over responsibility for the effects of climate change will be fought out in courtrooms next year as claims stack up against both governments and some of the world’s biggest oil and energy companies.

Read more: Climate change cases predicted to make a legal splash in 2018

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The video, shot by National Geographic-contributing photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from a conservation group called Sea Legacy, shows the starving animal making its way with difficulty across the terrain. PHOTO: PAUL NICKLEN/INSTAGRAM.

A video of an emaciated polar bear on iceless land has highlighted starkly the drastic effects of climate change.

Read more: Video of starving polar bear highlights climate change effects

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KOTA KINABALU- Semporna is leading the way in adopting the Coral Bleaching Early Response Plan to protect its rich coral reef ecosystem.

Semporna district officerDrChacho Bulah recently launched the plan during the six-day Semporna Marine Eco Week 2017, which ended on Dec 2.

The plan aims to monitor coral bleaching and promotes recovery. Assessment will be carried out 
by Sabah Parks, Reef Check Malaysia, Scuba Junkie SEAS, Reef Dive Resort, Pom-Pom Island Resort, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia.

Chacho said to sustain Semporna’s tourism industry, the district’s coral ecosystem must be healthy and resilient to face climate change.

Healthy coral reefs in Semporna. Reefs are areas of high biodiversity, providing food and habitat to marine life, but they are being threatened by rising sea temperatures. PIX COURTESY OF WWF MALAYSIA

“Most foreigners I have spoken to only know Sipadan as one of the top five diving destinations in the world.

“As the gateway to Sipadan, Semporna has not been recognized as center of marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle region.”

He said there was a need for strong commitment and cooperation between government agencies, tourism players, non-governmental organizations(NGOs) and local communities to conserve marine life and coral reefs.

Read more: Semporna leads the way in coral reef protection

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Dr Nguyen Ngoc Sinh, who received Nhan Tai Dat Viet (Vietnam Talent) Award for his general research on the biodiversity of Truong Son Mountains, affirmed that Vietnam needs to set up master plan on the mountain range area to ensure sustainability.   

Truong Son is one of the richest biodiversity centers in the world

In 2010, when the first national workshop on protecting the biodiversity of Truong Son Mountains was organized, Sinh and scientists understood they were considering a very important issue. 

Read more: Truong Son mountains: promising area for climate-change adaptation

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PETALING JAYA- Climate change has disrupted the fruit seasons in Malaysia, according to the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS).

Read more: Climate change is disrupting the Malaysian ecology: MNS

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