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Global warming set to pass 2°C threshold in 2050 – report

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‘Climate change is happening now, and much faster than anticipated,’ says Sir Robert Watson, former head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change

PARIS, France (Sept. 30, 2016) — Earth is on track to sail past the two degree Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold for dangerous global warming by 2050, 7 of the world’s top climate scientists warned Thursday, September 29.  Continue reading Global warming set to pass 2°C threshold in 2050 – report

Massive fires rage in California

Flames blown by strong winds close in on homes at the Sand Fire on July 23 2016 near Santa Clarita, California. Fueled by temperatures reaching about 108 degrees fahrenheit, the wildfire began yesterday has grown to 11,000 acres. / AFP PHOTO / DAVID MCNEW
Flames blown by strong winds close in on homes at the Sand Fire on July 23 2016 near Santa Clarita, California. Fueled by temperatures reaching about 108 degrees fahrenheit, the wildfire began yesterday has grown to 11,000 acres. / AFP PHOTO / DAVID MCNEW

At least one person has died in the blazes that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes

LOS ANGELES, USA (Aug. 2, 2016) — Thousands of firefighters continued to battle huge wildfires in California on Monday, August 1, where a prolonged drought has left vegetation tinder-dry.  Continue reading Massive fires rage in California

IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

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PRESERVATION. Several IP groups hold a special ritual to save Mt Apo. All photos by Editha Z. Caduaya

During the sacred ritual which sought forgiveness from the tribes’ ancestors for the disrespect of Mt Apo, North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is named a Diwata or protector

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines (May 24, 2016) — It was an hour before the sun shined on Friday, May 20, when spiritual and tribal elders from the 8 ethnic groups living around Mount Apo joined forces to save their sacred land which they call Apo Sandawa. Continue reading IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

Was the 2015 Wildfire Season Just a Warmup for Climate Change

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Photo by Revolve Solar

January 18, 2016 — There’s no doubt that most wildfires are sparked by human activity, but thanks to warmer temperatures and extreme drought conditions these disasters are lasting longer and becoming more difficult to control. Continue reading Was the 2015 Wildfire Season Just a Warmup for Climate Change