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Can private investment help vulnerable cities adapt to climate change?

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A powerful typhoon rolling through the central Philippines just days after the historic Paris climate agreement was a stark reminder that the work of adapting to rising seas and bigger storms has barely begun. The Paris agreement commits rich counties to help out poorer ones, but it could also bring a lot of private money into play.

Science, Tech & Environment

Storm expert says climate change may have played a big role in Typhoon Haiyan after all

Atmospheric scientist and tropical storm expert Kerry Emanuel has taken a deeper look at the possible influence of climate change on supertyphoon Haiyan, and has found that global warming may have had a good deal more to do with the storm's intensity than he originally thought.

Global Scan

Ukraine waits in suspense, and China blocks embarrassing details of secret bank accounts

Ukraine's protesters suspend clashes to negotiate with President Viktor Yanukovich, while China's leadership scrambles to block the web and keep their secret offshore bank accounts from being revealed to Chinese citizens. Curling gets fancy at the Sochi Olympics and South Korea welcomes Canadian hockey players in its bid to qualify for the next Winter Olympics. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.