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Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’

20 May 2019, 12:49 PM

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim. The main culprit is catastrophic subsidence caused by groundwater being pumped out from below, often via unregulated wells for homes, factories, and farms catering to a booming population and growing economy.

Australian voters tipped to elect Labor government

18 May 2019, 7:40 AM

Australians began voting in a federal election on Saturday, with bookies predicting a return to power for the Labor party after six years in the political wilderness

Islanders complain to UN over Australia’s climate change inaction

13 May 2019, 1:29 PM

A group of islanders off Australia’s north coast are set to file  a human rights complaint to the United Nations against the Australian government on Monday over inaction on climate change, which they say is threatening their homes, their lawyers said.

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UN kicks off major climate change effort

12 May 2019, 7:48 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls it the defining issue of our time: climate change is moving to the center stage at the United Nations, three years after the Paris agreement went into force.

Governments adopt legally-binding agreement on plastic waste

11 May 2019, 1:23 PM

A dramatic transformation of the global economic model will be necessary if the world truly wants to tackle the problem of climate change, a top UN envoy told AFP on Friday.

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