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Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year.

About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show.

Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia

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Asia-Pacific faces more damaging disaster threat, UN warns.

Natural disasters could become more destructive in Asia-Pacific, where a person is already five times more likely to be affected than in other regions, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, urging countries to invest in resilience plans.

By Beh Lih Yi

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Gas trucks boom in China as government curbs diesel in war on smog.

Sales of large LNG trucks are expected to hit record levels in China this year as the government steps up an anti-pollution campaign that includes curbs on heavy-duty diesel vehicles.

A logo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is pictured on a LNG truck outside a heavy-duty truck shop in Yutian county, China's Hebei province September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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China diverts 10 billion cubic meters of water to arid north in massive project.

Water supplies in north have been challenged by droughts, a surging population, agriculture, and manufacturing growth.

China diverts 10 billion cubic metres of water to arid north in massive project

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China will meet 2020 carbon reduction target, Xie Zhenhua says.

China is on track to fulfill or possibly surpass its commitment of cutting its carbon intensity by 40 to 45 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, the country’s chief negotiator at the Paris Agreement has said.

hina is on track to fulfil or possibly surpass its commitment of cutting its carbon intensity by 40 to 45 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, the country’s chief negotiator at the Paris Agreement has said.

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China's northern cities face soot-free winter with gas revolution.

Yao Guanghui and his family are among millions of people across northern China preparing for their first winter to be heated by gas - part of a government effort to wean the nation off dirty coal and improve the nation’s notoriously bad air.

XIAOZHANGWAN, China (Reuters) - As freezing winds whip across northern China this winter, Yao Guanghui is happy he’ll have one less chore to do: feeding the coal furnace that has long heated his small house on the outskirts of Beijing.

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China may soon set date for ban on new petrol, diesel cars.

China may join Britain and France in banning new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and could set an earlier deadline, the secretary-general of the World Energy Council said.

FUSCHL AM SEE, Austria (Reuters) - China may join Britain and France in banning new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and could set an earlier deadline, the secretary-general of the World Energy Council (WEC) said.

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