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Tens of Thousands Flee Wildfires Roaring through California Wine Regions

Tens of thousands of Californians fled their homes in the Napa and Sonoma wine regions in the face of wildfires, emergency officials said, as a new blaze in the north of the state killed three people.

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'Two-Headed Beast': China's Coal Addiction Erodes Climate Goals

China's surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 was met with cautious applause, but fresh spending on coal to rev up a virus-hit economy threatens to nullify its audacious bid to lead the world into a low carbon future.

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Greta Calls for More Climate Pressure on Decision-Makers

Teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg demonstrated outside parliament in her native Sweden on Friday as a new set of worldwide protests to fight climate change kicked off.

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Advantage Swiss Prosecutors vs Federer Climate Activists

Swiss environmental activists who invaded a bank to play tennis dressed as Roger Federer were sentenced on appeal Thursday, overturning a judgement that the climate crisis justified their actions.

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Indonesia Developing Food-Bank Estates '10 Times Size of Singapore'

Indonesia is developing vast farm estates across the archipelago -- an area 10 times the size of neighboring Singapore -- to counter the nation's reliance on imported food, President Joko Widodo said Wednesday.

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Enormous California Wildfire Threatens Desert Homes near LA

An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California.

Five of the largest wildfires in state history are currently burning and more than 5,600 square miles (14,500 square kilometers) have been charred, an area larger than the state of Connecticut, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

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Tropical Storm Beta Makes Landfall on Texas Coast

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the upper Texas coast late Monday night.

The storm made landfall about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Port OÇonnor, Texas, with maximum winds of 45 mph (72 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Its winds weakened as it made its way to shore over several days.

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Greek PM to Visit Storm-Stricken Areas as Reconstruction Begins

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit areas hit by a rare hurricane-like storm that left at least three dead, officials said Monday as reconstruction efforts began.

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France Opposes EU-Mercosur Trade Deal over Deforestation Concerns

France remains opposed to a free trade deal in its current proposed form between the EU and South American countries due to "major" concerns about deforestation in the region, the government said on Friday.

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Floods, Wind Damage as Rare 'Medicane' Storm Hits Greece

A rare hurricane-like storm hit western Greece on Friday, disrupting travel and causing floods and power outages on several Ionian Sea islands.

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