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Tropical Storm Humberto Targets Hurricane-Hit Bahamas

The devastated northern Bahama islands were facing a fresh tropical storm on Saturday, potentially complicating desperately needed relief efforts to the shattered archipelago in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

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Indonesia Forest Fires Surge, Stoking Global Warming Fears

The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.

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Beijing to Exit 200 Most Polluted Cities List

Beijing's notoriously bad air quality has improved in recent years and the Chinese capital is expected to drop out of a list of 200 most polluted cities in the world this year, a data provider said Thursday.

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New EU Commission Appoints Top Official to Fight Climate Change

The new European Commission taking office in two months will boost its fight against climate change by making it a top portfolio to be handled by Frans Timmermans, officials said Tuesday.

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U.N. Sounds Alarm over Climate Change's Impact on Human Rights

Climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect for human rights globally, the U.N. warned Monday, urging collective action.

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As Climate Debate Heats Up, Canada Environment Minister Gets Security Detail

As the climate debate heats up ahead of Canada's elections, its environment minister has been assigned a security detail, she said Saturday, a move practically unheard of in a capital where top officials mingle with common folk.

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Amazon Countries Meet to Bolster Rainforest Protection

Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on  measures to protect the world's biggest rainforest, under threat from wildfires and rampant deforestation.

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Angry Residents Send German Wind Industry Spinning

Wind power is a key pillar in Germany's ambitious renewables transition plan, but the sector has struck strong resistance, forcing the Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to open talks on the crisis on Thursday.

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Snowkyo 2020: Tokyo Organizers to Test Fake Snow to Cool Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Olympic chiefs have already rolled out everything from misting stations to flowerbeds to beat the heat at next year's games, and now they want to let it snow.

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Germany to Ban Glyphosate to Protect Insects, Biodiversity

Germany said Wednesday it would phase out the controversial weed killer glyphosate because it wipes out insect populations crucial for ecosystems and pollination of food crops.

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