Climate Change News


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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



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’


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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