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A rock dove that collided with a wind farm power line in Kutch, Gujarat
Asia is braced for the rapid deployment of renewables, but if poorly planned, the energy transition could put areas of high biodiversity at risk. Bird conservationists have launched a new tool that could help developers avoid killing birds that are unable to see power lines and wind turbines.
beach clean-up_Freedom Island, in Manila Bay
The Philippines' largest bank becomes the first local lender to issue a blue bond to tackle ocean litter and preserve clean water in a country considered the world's third biggest marine polluter.
Heatwave_India
In India and Pakistan, maximum temperatures were consistently above 40 degrees Celsius for over a fortnight, exceeding the average for early April by up to 10C in some areas.
Margilyn Cosmiano- fish seller
More men than women have bank accounts in the Philippines. But a growing trend of females running small businesses in Surigao del Sur in Mindanao show that this gap could narrow.
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South Luzon Thermal Energy Corporation (SLTEC) coal facility in Calaca, Batangas
How will Asia's energy transition mechanism — potentially the world’s largest CO2 reduction programme — phase-out coal in the energy-hungry region?
siargao devastation typhoon rai
As the dust settles following Glasgow’s climate summit, the Philippines needs to take some immediate steps this year so it can achieve ambitious decarbonisation goals.
Alsons Power Group's second 105-MW coal plant in central Mindanao
As governments’ efforts to tackle climate change accelerate, asset owners with significant long-term capital tied up in coal-fired generation will need to reconsider the role of their facilities to avoid their assets becoming stranded.
solar farm in Thailand 1
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the energy industry hard. Although renewables appear to be showing resilience, it is not without obstacles.
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US military aid in Haiyan relief efforts
Yeb Saño, head of the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines, attributes typhoon to climate change and calls for international community to implement a 'loss and damage' mechanism
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