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How has climate change affected Vietnam?

In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the South China Sea, more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.

VietNamNet Bridge - In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea), more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.

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Panelists: Dangerous inaction on rising seas.

Experts on coastal policy said during a recent forum in Raleigh that state and local officials are doing too little to adapt to and head off damage from sea level rise.

RALEIGH — “Bottom line is we should not be building big buildings next to the beach.”

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One more thing for Puerto Rico to worry about: Disease-ridden mosquitoes.

Experts say the combination of natural disasters and persistent socioeconomic inequality creates an environment where mosquito-borne diseases — such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika — can spread.

The images and reports coming out of Puerto Rico show an island in crisis. Many ports remain closed, airports are damaged, and roads are blocked by debris or have been washed away by floods. Electricity will likely be gone for months. Internet and phone service have become luxuries. Homes lie in ruins across the island.

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Pipeline 'man camps' loom over British Columbia's Highway of Tears.

A B.C. First Nation prepares for a possible influx of thousands of temporary energy industry workers over the next decade to try to prevent increased violence and crime.

Pipeline 'man camps' loom over B.C.'s Highway of Tears

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Move over malaria: Mosquitoes carrying Zika, dengue may thrive in warmer Africa.

Hotter weather and migration to cities may make different diseases the scourge of the future in Africa, scientists say.

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Could CO2 make the Amazon more resilient?

Forests play an ever-more vital role in regulating the climate. But what if rising carbon emissions actually helped them to grow and weather the impacts of global warming?

Levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere are rising rapidly as we burn fossil fuels. We know the danger that poses in terms of climate change. But scientists are less sure about the direct effect of more CO2 on tropical forests like the Amazon.

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More than a week after Irma, St. Martin is still trying to survive.

A Times reporter on one of the Caribbean islands hit hardest by the hurricane describes life without fuel, electricity, schools and a dependable food supply.

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