November 28, 2020 5:00 AM SYDNEY • Australia is bracing itself for the first major heatwave of the bush fire season this weekend with temperatures forecast to hit well above 40 deg C, prompting the authorities to urge people to stay indoors.
Residents in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland are being told to brace for scorching temperatures as a heatwave blasts the south-east.
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos will today release the federal government’s plans to drive down greenhouse gas emissions within the federal bureaucracy itself, with the goal of achieving "net zero" by 2050 through a radical restructuring of the government's property and vehicle portfolio.
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Average contribution of stubble burning to the concentration of PM2.5 in Delhi-NCR during peak phase has increased from 10% in 2019 to over 15% this year with Punjab reporting an increase of 48% in fire incidents while these declined by 28% in Haryana.
Investors say the Morrison government's refusal to adopt a zero emissions target is holding back investment and the transition away from fossil fuels.
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China should consider a programme to link the Asian and European carbon trading markets to help reach its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2060, according to a former central bank governor.Zhou Xiaochuan told the International Finance Forum in Guangzhou on Saturday that the target announced by President Xi Jinping in September was “ambitious but difficult”.Speaking via video link, he continued: “Carbon markets should be the main incentive mechanism as this would require emissions to be capped…
The government must not cave to Eskom’s demand that it be exempt from air pollution rules. Furthermore, the power utility needs to stay true to the principles of its own just transition strategy
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An intense heatwave will sweep across huge areas of Australia on Friday. Though capital cities such as Sydney, Brisbane and Perth this weekend will see great beach weather.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lacking international support to pursue clean growth, many African countries do not see cutting already low emissions to zero as a priority, say analysts and officials
Researchers estimated only 11 per cent of people globally got on a plane in 2018 based on passenger data. Travel surveys show up to a quarter of flyers do so only once a year for their annual holiday.
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A rat has been filmed surfing to safety in the Philippines amid flooding during a typhoon that has so far killed 63 people. The drenched rodent was seen riding on top of 6ft-deep water through a street.
The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region hit by the worst flooding in more than four decades, officials said on Sunday.President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Tuguegarao province to assess the situation in Cagayan Valley region, which was heavily flooded after Typhoon Vamco dumped rain over swathes of the main Luzon island, including the capital, metropolitan Manila.Twenty-two fatalities were…
The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region hit by the worst flooding in more than four decades, officials said on Sunday. President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Tuguegarao province to assess the situation in Cagayan Valley region, which was heavily flooded after Typhoon Vamco dumped rain over swathes of the main Luzon island, including the capital, metropolitan Manila. Twenty-two fatalities were recorded in Cagayan, 17 in southern Luzon, eight in Metro Manila, and 20 in two other regions, said Mark Timbal, the disaster management agency spokesman.
November 14, 2020 11:16 AM MANILA (REUTERS) - Philippine coast guard and disaster agencies scrambled on Saturday (Nov 14) to rescue thousands in a northern province flooded by Typhoon Vamco, the country's deadliest cyclone this year.
Vietnam was bracing for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall in the country's central coast early on Sunday, as the death toll in the Philippines rose to 53 from that country's deadliest storm this year. Packing winds of up to 165 kph (103 mph), Vamco is forecast to hit a swathe of Vietnam's coast from Ha Tinh to Quang Ngai province, the government's weather agency said on Saturday. "This is a very strong typhoon," Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said, warning provinces in Vamco's projected path to prepare for its impact. The provinces plan to evacuate 468,000 people by the end of Saturday, state media cited the government's disaster management authority as saying. Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. Vamco will be the 13th...
The world's largest gold miner has just set new targets to cut emissions by 2030 and said it wants to go carbon neutral two decades later.
Australia's east coast has been issued a severe storm warning with large hail and damaging winds before the weekend is set to swelter with suffocating 41C temperatures.
Morrison isn't cornered. He's surrounded. What happens now that both the world and the states are leaving him behind?
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Scientists used a computer model to simulate the effect of different greenhouse gas emission reductions on changes in the global climate to 2500.
A typhoon swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeastern Philippines, leaving at least 13 people dead and 15 others missing, officials said today.
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila on Thursday, trapping people on rooftops and claiming at least one life in another part of the country.Typhoon Vamco packed winds of up to 155km/h as it swept across the country’s largest island of Luzon after making landfall overnight.Authorities warned of landslides and potentially deadly storm surges along the coast. Heavy rain effectively shut down Manila, the sprawling capital of 12…
The conglomerate aims to reduce the group's greenhouse gas emissions from across all operational stages by 50% from the fiscal 2019 level by fiscal 2030.
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila on Thursday, trapping some people on rooftops and claiming at least one life in another part of the country.
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in storm-battered parts of the Philippines Wednesday as the third typhoon in as many weeks barrelled towards the country.
A typhoon has swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeast Philippines, where rescuers were deployed to help people flee the rising waters
TOKYO: Japan Airlines will use biofuels made from household garbage starting as early as fiscal 2022 as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, company sources said on Thursday.
COUNCIL bosses in Edinburgh have cut the authority’s carbon emissions by 60 per cent in the last 14 years – helped by halting tonnes of rubbish being dumped as landfill.
A NEW TOOL for measuring carbon emissions in small and medium-sized businesses will help decarbonise the country's supply chain, says Toitû Envirocare.
The quality of corporate emissions data available from third party services is too poor to make sound investment judgements, according to a new study by asset manager Research Affiliates.
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At one point, Super Typhoon Goni had maximum sustained winds of 195 miles per hour. It has moved west of the Philippines.
November 02, 2020 12:51 PM President Rodrigo Duterte made an aerial inspection of typhoon-hit areas on Monday afternoon.
November 02, 2020 5:00 AM A super typhoon slammed into the Philippines early yesterday, affecting nearly 32 million and killing at least 10 as it brought hurricane-force winds and dumped heavy rain across the main island of Luzon.
Governments, energy giants, automobile companies and lobbying groups say hydrogen use is pivotal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Goni weakens from a super typhoon but still brings "catastrophic" winds and torrential rain to Luzon.
At least four people were killed as Typhoon Goni pounded the Philippines on Sunday with authorities warning of "catastrophic" conditions in the hardest-hit regions where hundreds of thousands have fled their homes. The strongest typhoon of the year made landfall on Catanduanes Island before dawn with maximum sustained wind speeds of 225 kilometres (140 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 310 kilometres per hour ripping off roofs, toppling trees and triggering flash floods. Goni was downgraded from a "super typhoon" as it swept across the southern end of the most populous island Luzon towards the capital Manila, the state weather forecaster said in its latest update. "Catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall" would hammer areas in the typhoon's...
MANILA: More than 200,000 people in the Philippines were ordered to evacuate their homes Saturday as the most powerful typhoon of the year so far barrels toward the country, with authorities warning of “destructive” winds and storm surges.
Forecasters predict “destructive typhoon-force winds” and a storm surge of at least 6½ to 10 feet.
October 30, 2020 5:22 PM HANOI (NYTIMES) - A typhoon that slammed into central Vietnam has set off a series of landslides that buried villages and towns, left more than 60 people dead or missing, and compounded the misery of a country already struggling with catastrophic floods.
The nation's largest grid operator, PJM Interconnection, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions nearly 30% and save consumers $2.8 billion by 2030 by setting a modest carbon price.
Typhoon Molave set off landslides that killed at least 15 people and left 38 missing in central Vietnam, where ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said Thursday.
Flooding was reported in six provinces on Wednesday, with heavy rain and flash-flood warnings for all five regions into Friday, as Typhoon Molave moves into Vietnam.
Typhoon Molave is roaring closer to Vietnam with destructive force and has left one villager dead and caused two boats with 12 fishermen to sink as the country braced for the most powerful storm in 20 years
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Typhoon Molave roared closer to Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, leaving one villager dead and causing two boats with 12 fishermen to sink as the country braced for the most powerful storm in 20 years, state media said. A man died after winds of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) per … Continued
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Lacklustre climate policies will see Australia's industrial emissions surge for at least the next decade, analysts Reputex have warned.
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HANOI: Vietnam was rushing to ensure more than half a million people were out of harm's way on Tuesday, ahead of the arrival of a powerful typhoon set to dump more heavy rain on a central region devastated by weeks of intense weather.
Vietnam was rushing to ensure more than half a million people were out of harm’s way on Tuesday, ahead of the arrival of a powerful typhoon set to dump more heavy rain on a central region devastated by weeks of intense weather.Hundreds of flights were cancelled and schools closed in affected areas as Typhoon Molave approached over the South China Sea, packing wind speed of up to 165 kilometres per hour and expected to make landfall early on Wednesday.It is forecast to make landfall south of…
BloombergNEF's new report suggest emissions peaked in 2019 and cheaper renewables than running fossil fuel plants in 2025.
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October 26, 2020 4:31 PM Typhoon Molave, with wind speeds of 125kmh, had lashed the Philippines overnight before approaching Vietnam.
STATEMENT: Japan pledges to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero by 2050
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During his first policy address to the Japan’s parliament today, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that Japan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. He also mentioned that dealing with climate change is no longer a constraint on growth.
Following is a statement from Helen Mountford, Vice President for Climate and Economics, World Resources Institute:
“Japan’s goal to zero out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is a tremendous step toward limiting global warming. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is to be congratulated for this bold leadership. In order for Japan to demonstrate it takes this net-zero pledge seriously, the country must also...
A strong typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Monday after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing and causing at least six vessels to sink or run aground in storm-tossed waters, officials said. Local authorities reported at least two dead from Typhoon Molave, including a villager who drowned, but the government’s main disaster-response agency said it would wait to include the deaths in its casualty count until after they are validated. At least 13 people were initially reported missing, mostly fishermen, but five were later rescued separately off the eastern island province of Catanduanes, the Office of Civil Defense said.
Vietnamese authorities are preparing to evacuate 1.2 million people as the powerful typhoon bears down on the country's central coast. The storm has already battered the Philippines, causing flooding and landslides.
October 25, 2020 5:00 AM SANETA (India) • Delhi's smog crisis headed for a new toxic peak yesterday, but farmers are refusing to stop the stubble burning that is widely blamed for the poisonous clouds engulfing the Indian capital.
Suga is expected to announce the net zero emissions target in his first general policy address to the Diet on Monday.
University of Queensland research into effect of taxing electric vehicles finds without introducing buying incentives will slash sales by 25% and increase emissions by 40%.
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UK Government: Policy Paper: NIC Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies Study: Terms of Reference. "The government asks the National Infrastructure Commission to provide recommendations to government on the technologies that should be deployed to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and deliver negative emissions, the policies needed to incentivise the rollout of these technologies and the timeline of decisions needed by government to enable the UK to use greenhouse gas removal technologies to achieve net zero." LINK
Food waste is a major driver of greenhouse gas emissions – and the holidays are one of the most wasteful times of the year. Here's how to cut back.
White House aide Ivanka Trump today touted the massive fall in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that is the result of declining economic activity during the pandemic.
November 23, 2020 7:16 PM GENEVA (REUTERS) - Greenhouse gas concentrations climbed to a new record in 2019 and rose again this year despite an expected drop in emissions due to Covid-19 lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday (Nov 23), warning against complacency.
November 23, 2020 12:10 PM The secret drive for China's 2060 target took shape inside Tsinghua University.
Greenhouse gas concentrations climbed to a new record in 2019 and rose again this year despite an expected drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday, warning against complacency.
The first of a four-part series on China’s carbon neutrality target looks at the market prices for carbon emission quotas in China’s long awaited national carbon emissions quota trading scheme, crucial for turning President Xi Jinping’s 2060 pledge into deliverable reality.China’s President Xi Jinping pulled a surprise at the United Nations in September when he committed the world’s biggest energy user and greenhouse gases emitter to a “carbon neutral” goal by 2060, becoming only the second…
The United Nations' top boss says he wants almost everyone to make a net-zero emissions pledge, not just governments.
"We estimate that by the end of 2020 U.S. emissions for the year will be 9% lower than in 2019, making this the country's 'greenest' year in at least three decades."
NASA analysis looked at how much of the greenhouse gas has been produced at 5,756 sites in 46 countries.
Farmers angry at the Dutch government's policies to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions protested today in the Hague, snarling traffic as they drove their tractors into the center of the city.
Victoria to spend $20 million to kick off three-year trial of electric and other zero emissions buses.
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Some industrial companies are pushing the federal government to implement a national greenhouse gas offset program, so that they might have more paths to balance out their emissions.
November 15, 2020 12:10 PM Many areas remain submerged.
Vietnamese authorities on Saturday ordered some 460,000 people in the country's central region to be ready for evacuation ahead of Typhoon Vamco, after the storm killed at least 42 people and left 20 others missing in the Philippines, state television reported.
November 14, 2020 5:00 AM MANILA • Police and soldiers in the Philippines joined a search yesterday for missing people after Typhoon Vamco killed at least 42 people, as residents returned to devastated homes following the worst flooding in years in Manila and nearby provinces.
Even if greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced to zero, global temps may continue to rise for centuries. But some experts questioned the study.
Most power companies offer faraway dates for eliminating carbon emissions. Those corporate goals could collide with Biden's plan to zero out CO2 within 15 years.
Even if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to zero by the end of the year, new research out of Norway suggests Earth's climate will, after a brief decline in global temperatures, continue to warm through 2500.
MANILA: The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila on Thursday, trapping people on rooftops and claiming at least two lives in another part of the country.
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila on Thursday, trapping people on rooftops and claiming at least 11 lives in other parts of the country.
A typhoon swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeastern Philippines, where rescuers worked Thursday to help people flee the rising waters.
Emissions of a potent greenhouse gas from Canada's oilpatch are nearly twice as high as previously thought, says newly published federal research.
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in storm-battered parts of the Philippines on Wednesday as the third typhoon in as many weeks barrelled towards the country.Vamco was expected to graze Catanduanes Island – which was devastated by Typhoon Goni less than two weeks ago – before making landfall on the most populous island of Luzon later Wednesday or early Thursday.Destructive winds and torrential rain were expected in parts of central and southern Luzon, the state weather…
[SciDev.Net] New York -- Specially outfitted drones are helping scientists get close to active volcanoes in a quest to measure and better understand their carbon dioxide emissions.
A typhoon is blowing closer to a northeastern Philippine region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just over a week ago, with thousands of villagers being evacuated again to safety
NEW DELHI: A steady stream of patients is coming out of New Delhi's brownish atmosphere for treatment at the Breathe Better clinic, where lung specialist Davinder Kundra is confronting what he calls the "double whammy" of deadly smog and the coronavirus.
[SciDev.Net] New Delhi -- Nigeria and Niger are among the world countries with the highest concentrations of PM2.5, and the problem is worsening, the State of Global Air 2020 report warns.
Jersey calves from the diary industry emit fewer GHGs
FARMERS could cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by two million tonnes a year by crossing beef and dairy cattle, scientists say.
It could take months to restore power to a Philippine island of 260,000 people devastated by the country’s most powerful typhoon this year, the Red Cross said on Tuesday.Eight towns on Catanduanes were cut off and an estimated 25,000 houses destroyed by Typhoon Goni, which was packing winds of 225km/h (140mph) when it slammed into the island on Sunday before sweeping across southern Luzon.Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua and other officials said the typhoon whipped up 5-metre (16-foot) storm…
Arizona Corporate Commission has voted to approve a plan requiring 100% reduction in carbon emissions from regulated utilities by 2050.
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November 03, 2020 5:00 AM What's the story and why does it matter? Parts of the Philippines were devastated by Super Typhoon Goni on Sunday, the 18th such storm to hit the country this year. Goni, now downgraded to a tropical storm, is forecast to make landfall in central Vietnam tomorrow night, a region already reeling from several other storms in recent weeks.
At least 20 people were killed as Typhoon Goni lashed the Philippines over the weekend, and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away in the eastern island province that was first hit by the ferocious storm, officials said today.
Super Typhoon Goni ripped off roofs, felled trees and left thousands of homes without electricity as it tore through the Philippines’ main Luzon island on Sunday, killing at least 10 and forcing about 390,000 more to evacuate.It made landfall before dawn, slamming into the eastern island province of Catanduanes before weakening as it crossed several other provinces. Goni is now headed to the South China Sea where it will gather strength before hitting Vietnam.Philippines evacuates thousands in…
Philippine officials say at least 16 people were killed as Typhoon Goni lashed the country over the weekend, and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away in the eastern island province that was first hit by the powerful storm
A super typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines with ferocious winds early on Sunday and about a million people have been evacuated in its projected path, including in the capital where the main international airport was ordered...
Super Typhoon Goni slammed into the Philippines on Sunday with authorities warning of “catastrophic” conditions in the region expected to receive the hardest hit, where nearly a million people have been evacuated.The strongest typhoon of the year so far made landfall on Catanduanes Island at 4:50am (2050 GMT Saturday) with maximum sustained wind speeds of 225 kilometres (140 miles) per hour, the state weather forecaster said.Over the next 12 hours, “catastrophic violent winds and intense to…
When it hit the country, the super typhoon was the strongest storm of the entire year.
Goni is the most powerful storm so far this year. Evacuations were issued as the typhoon was set make landfall on the country's largest island.
More than 200,000 people in the Philippines were ordered to evacuate their homes Saturday as the most powerful typhoon of the year so far barrels towards the country, with authorities warning of "destructive" winds and storm surges.
Officials in the Philippines on Saturday ordered evacuation of thousands of residents in the southern part of the main Luzon island as a Category 5 storm that is the world’s strongest this year approaches the Southeast Asian nation.Typhoon Goni, with 215kph sustained winds and gusts of up to 265kph, will make landfall on Sunday as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines since Haiyan that killed more than 6,300 people in 2013.Pre-emptive evacuations have started in coastal and landslide…
Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides triggered by torrential rains from Typhoon Molave, one of the strongest typhoons in the region in decades.The landslides, which hit remote areas in the central province of Quang Nam late on Wednesday, killed 13 with 40 missing as rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather at the tail end of the storm, the government said. State media said 12 fishermen died at sea.“We can forecast the…
Joe Biden's climate plan echoes scientists' calls to aggressively reduce carbon emissions. But there are big questions about whether those goals could be achieved under a Biden presidency.
October 28, 2020 3:13 PM China is targeting the launch of a nationwide emissions trading scheme from 2021 to 2025, signalling another delay for the long-awaited carbon trading platform.
After a brutal blow from Typhoon Molave, many of the hardest-hit communities in the Philippines will have little time to recover as another tropical system sets its sights on the nation.
Early Wednesday morning, local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) began to issue advisories on a tropical depression in the Philippine Sea. As of Wednesday evening, local time, this system was well east of the Philippines, churning about 2,000 km (over 1,200 miles) east of Manila. By Thursday, the depression had strengthened to Tropical Storm Goni. The storm is referred to as Rolly by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As this tropical storm tracks westward over the open waters of the Philippine Sea, it will stay in an environment featuring low...
Typhoon Molave made landfall just south of the Vietnamese resort city Da Nang on Wednesday, lashing the coast with powerful rains and winds, and inflicting further misery on an area still reeling from widespread deadly flooding.
October 28, 2020 5:00 AM TOKYO • While scant on detail, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's statement of intent to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has been hailed by green activists, progressive businesses and the international community.
October 27, 2020 9:42 PM Typhoon Molave is the fourth storm to hit Vietnam in weeks.
Vietnam scrambled today to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands as a strong typhoon approached while some regions are still dealing with the aftermath of recent killer floods, state media said.
Vietnam is scrambling to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands as a strong typhoon approached while some regions are still dealing with the aftermath of deadly recent floods
Vietnam scrambled Tuesday to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands as a strong typhoon approached while some regions are still dealing with the aftermath of recent killer floods, state media said. Typhoon Molave is forecast to slam into Vietnam’s south central coast with sustained winds of up to 135 kilometers (84 miles) per hour on Wednesday morning, according to the official Vietnam News Agency. The typhoon left at least 3 people dead and 13 missing and displaced more than 120,000 villagers in the Philippines before blowing toward Vietnam.
Typhoon Molave displaced more than 100,000 in the Philippines over the weekend as it lashed the country with fierce winds and torrential rain. Now, the storm is following a path that has been forged by numerous storms before and is tracking toward areas in Vietnam that have faced three named tropical systems already this month.
As the storm traverses the South China Sea over the next few days, it will be located in an area of low wind shear. And despite the numerous storms that have tracked over this part of the Pacific, the ocean waters remain warm. This environment will allow Typhoon Molave to continue to strengthen.
This satellite image shows Typhoon Molave traversing the South China Sea on Monday night, local time. (CIRA/RAMMB)
Officials are preparing to evacuate 1.3 million residents...
A strong typhoon blew out of the Philippines today after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing and causing at least six vessels to sink or run aground in storm-tossed waters, officials said.
A fast-moving typhoon forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in provinces south of the Philippine capital Monday, flooding rural villages and ripping off roofs, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties from Typhoon Molave, but authorities reported at least one person was missing and seven others were rescued after their yacht sank off Batangas province south of Manila.
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The Hong Kong Observatory will issue the No 3 warning signal between midnight on Thursday and 2am on Friday as Typhoon Saudel edged closer to the city.The standby signal No 1 was raised at 5.40pm on Thursday, indicating a tropical cyclone within 800km of the city.At 9pm, Typhoon Saudel was estimated to be about 580km south-southeast of Hong Kong, and forecast to move northwest slowly across the central part of the South China Sea.According to the latest projection, the storm was edging closer…