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Pope Francis has once again underscored the perils of manmade “climate change,” urging nations to adopt practical measures to counteract its effects.

After his “Angelus” message in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, the Pope gave a shout-out to the “One Planet Summit” that will take place in Paris this week, voicing his hopes for the summit’s success in fighting climate change.

“Two years after the adoption of the Paris climate agreement,” the summit will renew its commitment and “consolidate a shared strategy to counter the worrisome phenomenon of climate change,” the pontiff stated.

Read more: Pope Francis Endorses Paris Summit for Combating ‘Worrisome Phenomenon of Climate Change’

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Nine provinces in Southern Thailand are affected by flooding as heavier than usual monsoon rains continue to fall on the area. The storms sweeping across this narrow stretch of land separating the Gulf of Thailand from the Andaman Sea have also affected northern Malaysia.

Read more: Thailand floods: Villagers frustrated over government inaction

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Timor-Leste’s response to the El Niño emergency in 2015-16 has exposed the challenges ahead as climate-induced disasters become commonplace in the future.

Read more: Lessons From The Field: Timor-Leste And El Niño – Analysis

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Handover of five rainwater harvesting tanks

Communities of Luro in Lautem municipality, Timor-Leste, gathered on October28th2017 for the handover ceremonies of five rainwater harvesting tanks. The tanks, made offeror-cement can hold 10,000 liters of rain and spring water and provides water to 15-20 household members for group-managed horticulture activities. Seven more tanks are due for handover soon to seven otheraldeias(sub-villages). The installation of the tanks comes as part of the Integrated Actions for Resilience and Adaptation (IA4RA) to climate change project that works in the nine villages in the area of the Raumoco Watershed.

Read more: European Union supports Timorese rural communities to adapt to climate change

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Mr Masagos Zulkifli stressed Singapore’s commitment to fight climate change, given that the island-state is vulnerable to the environmental impact. TODAY file photo

SINGAPORE — Next year will be designated the “Year of Climate Action” for Singapore, the Environment and Water Resources Minister announced on Thursday (Nov 16).

Read more: S’pore declares 2018 as ‘Year of Climate Action’

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ASIA’s responses to global climate change underpin the very survival of humankind and other life forms on this planet.

Read more: Towards a carbon-neutral Malaysia by 2050

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(FILES) A photo taken on September 22, 2014, shows fish swimming through the coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world. AFP PHOTO

SYDNEY: Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world.

Read more: Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes

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Companies that pump plenty of CO2 into the atmosphere should be made to pay for it. Photo Credit: Flickr

He’s been dubbed “the father of climate change awareness,” and veteran NASA scientist James Hansen has an answer to how we can rein in our wanton CO2 emissions. The answer: we should sue the worst polluters to make them legally accountable for their actions.

Read more: ‘Make Companies Pay’ for Adding to Climate Change

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How the Indonesian media toes the line between the need for economic development and environmental sustainability.

Read more: Indonesia's green information gap

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The picturesque Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan. (Shutterstock/File)

Cultivating bamboo could help Indonesia mitigate the impacts of climate change, an Indonesian environmental scientist said during a side event of the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany.

Read more: Indonesia plants bamboo to fight climate change

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