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BRUSSELS, Oct. 29 — European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 fell by 1.8 percent compared to those in 2012, reaching the lowest level since 1990, an official report said on Tuesday.

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By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Oct. 28 (PNA) –- The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has been exploring the potentials of a multi-functional flying device called "Drone" as a monitoring instrument that will help rice researchers gather accurate data and conduct studies efficiently, an agency official said.

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MOSCOW, Oct. 29 — Russia will have full radar coverage of the Arctic by the end of this year as part of its plan to expand military presence in the region, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

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BEIJING, Oct. 29 — China's return lunar orbiter, a precursor to the Chang'e-5 mission, has escaped lunar gravity and is approaching the Earth after 114 hours of flight in space.

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LONDON, Oct. 29 — A new 97-million-pound (US$ 157 million) supercomputer will be built in Britain to predict disruptive weather events more effectively, the Met Office has announced on Tuesday.

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By Angelica A. Abuan

MANILA, Oct 28 (PNA) — The Philippines being one of the countries affected by the impacts of global warming, Commissioner Heherson T. Alvarez of the Climate Change Commission, pledged to urge the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change to officially define and determine the country’s position at the United Nations Climate summit in December 2014.

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JAKARTA, Oct. 28 — The Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) has argued that the Jakarta Great Sea Wall (JGSW) will hold wastes from the rivers flowing to the sea in great volumes

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MANILA, Oct. 29 — Environment watchdog Greenpeace Southeast Asia is backing government's bid to promote RE- or renewable energy-based hybrid power systems in the country's off-grid areas, home to most of over four million households that can't access modern energy services.

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DHAKA, Oct. 28 — The WMS Global Awards for Excellence 2014 recognized Bangladeshi senior journalist Sheuli Akter with an honorable mention, the board of judges announced Monday in Beijing.

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COPENHAGEN, Oct. 28 — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting here on Monday to finalize the Synthesis Report, the last stage of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), which provides policymakers with a comprehensive assessment of the risks of climate change.

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QINGDAO, Shandong, Oct. 15 — China published its first ocean science and technology innovation index on Wednesday, which evaluates the ocean science and technology development level of Chinese cities.

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MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — Space enthusiasts who hope to put colonists on Mars by 2024 might have to postpone their ambitious plan, as their idea will fail, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, AFP said.

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BEIJING, Oct. 15 — A Chinese scientist has proposed a series of satellites to monitor "global change," or planetary-scale changes concerning the Earth.

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LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Oct. 15 — Over the past 12 years, the level of compliance of local government units with the provisions of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act has been low, said Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Juan delos Reyes.

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PHNOM PENH, Oct. 15 — Cambodia on Wednesday commemorated the second anniversary of the death of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk by offering alms to Buddhists monks and paying tribute to his statue.

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MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — The fourth international festival "Circle of Light" closed on Tuesday evening in Moscow with grandiose ceremonies all across Moscow, including a surprise performance of opera singer Ljubov Kazarnovskaya.

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By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) – The low pressure area (LPA) hovering east of Mindanao will bring rains over the parts of Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Wednesday said.

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MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — Russia plans to launch the OKA-T free flying experiments module in 2018, the deputy head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Wednesday.

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By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — A Partylist lawmaker lauded on Wednesday the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for implementing a Php15.95-million project that would rehabilitate mangroves destroyed by typhoon "Yolanda" in the province of Iloilo.

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French FM to visit China

BEIJING, Oct. 15 — French Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister Laurent Fabius will pay a working visit to China from October 18 to 20, as a guest of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

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