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Homes Evacuated as Cyclone Threatens India

Several thousand people in south-eastern India fled their homes on Wednesday, out of the path of a cyclone due to slam coastal areas after midnight, bringing with it heavy rain.

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John Kerry, Who Signed Paris Accord for U.S., is Biden's Climate Envoy

Former secretary of state John Kerry helped broker the landmark Paris Agreement and signed it on behalf of the United States, a decision subsequently reversed by President Donald Trump.

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Greenhouse Gas Levels at New High, despite Covid-19 Measures,Says UN

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit record highs last year and have continued climbing this year, despite measures to halt the pandemic, the UN said Monday.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that while lockdowns and other measures had cut emissions, this had not curbed record concentrations of the greenhouse gases that are trapping heat in the atmosphere, raising temperatures, causing sea levels to rise and driving more extreme weather.

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Trump Defends Withdrawal from 'Unfair' Paris Climate Accord

U.S. President Trump on Sunday defended his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, calling it "unfair and one-sided" even as President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the landmark agreement.

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Fondation Diane, Ecoserv Launch Battery Recycling Initiative in Lebanon

Fondation Diane, a Lebanese NGO that works in favor of Civic Awareness and Eco-Sustainable Development, and Ecoserv, its leading partner in the Electronic Waste Recycling field, have launched a program in Lebanon that aims to collect and recycle batteries.

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China's New Coal Plants Risk 2060 Climate Target

China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060, researchers said Friday.

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Iota, Weakened but Deadly, Rips through Central America

Storm Iota has killed at least nine people as it smashed homes, uprooted trees and swamped roads during its destructive advance across Central America, authorities said Tuesday, just two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated parts of the region.

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Climate Change Bigger Threat than Covid, Says Red Cross

The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross said Tuesday, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than Covid-19.

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Hurricane Iota Strengthens to Cat 5, Set to Hit C. America

Hurricane Iota strengthened into a "catastrophic" Category 5 hurricane and was set to slam into Central America later Monday, threatening areas devastated by tropical storm Eta two weeks ago, the US National Hurricane Center warned.

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Turkey Probes Istanbul Mayor in Fight over 'Crazy' Canal

Turkey's interior ministry has launched a probe into the Istanbul mayor over his opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dream of building an alternative to the Bosphorus Strait, the mayor's spokesman said Monday.

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