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Russia Battles Wildfires amid Record Warm Weather

Wildfires raging in Siberia in record summer temperatures have decreased considerably over the past week, Russia's forest service said Saturday, as it battles blazes by cloud seeding and explosives.

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Fay Downgraded to Depression; Expected to Dissipate Sunday

Tropical depression Fay moved north over New York early Saturday and was expected to continue to weaken through the weekend, forecasters said.

The depression had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55kph), the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 2 a.m. advisory. It was located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of New York City.

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Investors Want 'Results' on Deforestation

International investors want Brazil to show "results" in fighting Amazon deforestation before they will consider participating in environmental protection projects in the country, Vice President Hamilton Mourao said Thursday after speaking with the funds.

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Japan to Limit Financing of Overseas Coal Power Plants

Japan said Thursday it would tighten rules for investment in foreign coal-fired power stations on environmental grounds, but stopped short of ending government funding for projects.

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Lagarde to Pursue 'Every Avenue' to Fight Climate Change

European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said she would consider "every avenue available" to tackle climate change, signalling that the bank could use its massive stimulus scheme to target green bonds.

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UK Readies £3.0 Billion Recovery Plan to Green Up Economy

British finance minister Rishi Sunak will Wednesday unveil a mini-budget to help kickstart the UK economy following devastation wreaked by coronavirus fallout, featuring green investment worth £3.0-billion ($3.7-billion, 3.3 billion euros).

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Brazilian Amazon Sees Worst June in 13 Years for Forest Fires

Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, authorities have revealed.

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Rain Hampers Rescue Efforts after Deadly Japan Floods

Torrential rain hampered the efforts of tens of thousands of rescue workers in southwestern Japan Monday as they hunted for survivors from deadly floods and landslides, with more downpours forecast.

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Pink Ice in Italy's Alps Sparks Algae Probe

Scientists in Italy are investigating the mysterious appearance of pink glacial ice in the Alps, caused by algae that accelerate the effects of climate change.

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Dozens Dead, Missing in Japan as Heavy Rain Causes Floods, Mudslides

About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead -- including 14 at a nursing home -- after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, authorities said Sunday.

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