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Storm Dennis Wreaks Havoc across UK, Parts of France

Britain on Monday began to clear up after Storm Dennis battered the country over the weekend, leading the government's weather agency to issue a rare "danger to life" warning amid widespread flooding and high winds.

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Extinction Rebellion Protests Hit London Fashion Week

Extinction Rebellion activists on Saturday blocked traffic outside London Fashion Week to protest against the fashion industry's "exploitation" of the environment. 

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Blame Game over 830-Million-Euro Settlement in VW's German Diesel Cases

Consumer representatives and car giant Volkswagen each blamed the other Friday for a breakdown in talks over a settlement for 400,000 German customers in the firm's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

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Dams Overflow as Australia Braces for More Floods

Dams near Sydney overflowed Thursday after days of torrential rain, as Australia braced for more storms expected to bring dangerous flash flooding to the country's east.

Recent downpours have brought relief to areas ravaged by bushfires and drought -- as well as chaos and destruction to towns and cities along the eastern seaboard.

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Copenhagen's Challenge of Staying Green while Hosting Euro 2020

With the aim of going carbon neutral by 2025, Copenhagen faces a challenge as it prepares to host Euro 2020 matches -- with the accompanying excesses -- while minimizing the climate impact. 

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Global Cost of Air Pollution $2.9 Trillion a Year, NGO Report Says

The global cost of air pollution caused by fossil fuels is US$8 billion a day, or roughly 3.3 percent of the world's GDP, an environmental research group said Wednesday.

The findings from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) and Greenpeace Southeast Asia are the first to assess the global cost of air pollution specifically from burning oil, gas and coal. 

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Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Protests Spread across Canada

Indigenous protests against a new pipeline in westernmost Canada scaled up across the country on Tuesday with major train disruptions, port blockades and sit-ins at government offices.

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Bolsonaro's Amazon 'Dream' is Indigenous 'Nightmare'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has unveiled a sweeping plan for the Amazon rainforest that would open indigenous lands to mining -- a "dream" for the far-right leader, but a "nightmare" for environmentalists and tribal leaders.

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Bad Weather Moves North as Southern U.S. Storms Leave 4 Dead

Nearly 150,000 homes and businesses in the southeastern United States were without power early Friday after a powerful winter storm raked the region, killing at least four people and injuring several more across the region.

Florida bore the brunt of the power outages, with nearly 75,000, according to poweroutages.us. The Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia also reported outages, and tornado watches and warnings were in effect Thursday night from northern Florida up through North Carolina.

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Scientists Warn Multiple Eco-Crises Could Trigger 'Systemic Collapse'

Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into "global systemic collapse," more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. 

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