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Qatar announces new gas field expansion

27 Feb 24 - Qatar has announced new plans to expand output from the world’s biggest natural gas field, saying it will boost capacity to 142 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) before 2030.

Climate change-fueled winter extremes put 90% of this country at 'high risk'

26 Feb 24 - So far this year upward of 2 million livestock animals have died, according to official statistics.

Kazakhstan: Methane mega-leak went on for months

19 Feb 24 - An estimated 127,000 tonnes of methane escaped when a blowout started a fire that raged for over six months last year at a remote well in Kazakhstan.

India will be world's biggest oil demand growth driver through 2030, IEA says

9 Feb 24 - India is expected to be the largest driver of global oil demand growth between 2023 and 2030, narrowly taking the lead from top importer China.

Saudi Arabia ditches plan to raise oil production

1 Feb 24 - World’s biggest exporter says it will no longer seek to increase output to 13mn barrels a day.

Climate change in South China Sea will impact global weather: experts

25 Jan 24 - The impact of climate change in the South China Sea and its surrounding areas on the local and global weather system could be “profound,” new scientific research has found.

Bangladeshi farmers eye drought-resistant tree as a climate and economic solution

25 Jan 24 - Farmers in Bangladesh are increasingly turning to the fast-growing, drought-resistant moringa tree, which is indigenous to South Asian nations.


Fiscal reforms needed to address global problems like climate change and ageing

24 Jan 24 - The world needs to cut high levels of debt and raise tax revenues to deal with challenges such as climate change and rapid ageing in developed countries, said Singapore President Tharman...

Bottom trawling is kicking up tons of carbon dioxide

23 Jan 24 - Your shrimp cocktail comes with a side of carbon dioxide, according to scientists who have for the first time quantified greenhouse emissions caused by a destructive fishing technique known as bottom...

Here’s why climate change in Afghanistan has global repercussions

13 Dec 23 - Severe droughts are exacerbating Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis, but funding for climate change adaptation is frozen.

Iraqis displaced by climate change fall into poverty

23 Nov 23 - In a country of 43 million people, nearly one Iraqi in five lives in an area suffering from water shortages.

The reappearing forests of West Bengal

15 Nov 23 - The trees in this corner of India vanished decades ago, leaving heat waves and drought. What happened when they returned proves the healing power of reforestation.

Bangladesh cyclone forces nearly 275,000 to evacuate

27 Oct 23 - Cyclone Hamoon, the latest of the numerous and deadly weather events affecting the country and creating climate refugees, has killed at least 2 and left at least 10 injured.

Over a year after Pakistan floods, survivors battle climate anxiety

25 Oct 23 - Climate anxiety among the flood-affected communities across the South Asian nation has failed to make headlines.

Carbon pricing efforts accelerate in Asia

20 Oct 23 - Asia is emerging as the key catalyst for growth in carbon trading, though the region’s markets currently cover only a fraction of emissions that account for half the world’s total.

Tokyo Stock Exchange begins trade in carbon credits

12 Oct 23 - Japan's Tokyo Stock Exchange started trading carbon credits on Wednesday, as the world's fifth-largest carbon dioxide emitter put in place a key element of its strategy to tackle climate change.

How the tiny island city-state of Singapore fights rising sea levels

11 Oct 23 - During a half-century of independence, Singapore has fought to expand its territory, inch by hard-won inch.

Peace has not stopped Afghanistan’s depopulation

10 Oct 23 - Climate change is bringing about more devastation, forcing more Afghans to flee. Deportations from neighbouring countries will not stop them.

Glacial lake bursts in India leaving 100 missing and 14 dead

6 Oct 23 - More than 100 people are missing in India’s northeast after heavy rain caused a glacial lake to burst, leading to flash floods which ripped through the Himalayan state of Sikkim.


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