Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary

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Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 19, 2017) — Why schedule the earthquake drill during the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines? Continue reading Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary

Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21

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DRILL. In this file photo, police and civilian employees evacuate from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters as they participate in the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill in Quezon City on March 31, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

On the same day, various activist groups are also expected to take the streets of Metro Manila to commemorate the declaration of martial law 45 years ago

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 18, 2017) — There will be mass movement of people in the streets on September 21 but not all of them will have a political agenda. Continue reading Government sets 3rd nationwide earthquake drill on Sept 21

Australia’s record-breaking winter beats average highs by 2C, Climate Council says

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‘The difference between 33C and 36C can be quite oppressive,’ says teacher Shaun Burgess in Bidyadanga, WA. Photograph: Sam Tinson/Rex Features

‘Less of an opportunity to clear the mind,’ is the verdict from Bidyadanga, where winter highs of 33°C were replaced by 36°C as records tumbled across the country

September 18, 2017 — It’s always hot in Bidyadanga but a few degrees can make a big difference in the remote Aboriginal community, about 190km south of Broome in Western Australia. Continue reading Australia’s record-breaking winter beats average highs by 2C, Climate Council says

Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows

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New research suggests the aspirational 1.5°C goal is more hopeful than thought. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Goal to limit warming to 1.5°C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was seen as unreachable, but updated research suggests it could be met if strong action is taken

September 18, 2017 — The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5°C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows. Continue reading Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows