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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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At Least 1 Dead, Hundreds Rescued after Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.

The death happened in Orange Beach, Alabama, according to Mayor Tony Kennon, who also told The Associated Press that one person was missing. Kennon said he couldn't immediately release details.

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Western Wildfire Smoke Causes East Coast Haze, Vivid Sunsets

The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country — and even pushing into Mexico, Canada and Europe. While the dangerous plumes are forcing people inside along the West Coast, residents thousands of miles away in the East are seeing unusually hazy skies and remarkable sunsets.

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World Failing to Meet All Targets to Save Nature, U.N. Warns

Countries are set to miss all of the targets they set themselves a decade ago to preserve nature and save Earth's vital biodiversity, the United Nations said Tuesday. 

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Trump Arrives in California for Wildfires Briefing

President Donald Trump arrived Monday in California to be briefed on wildfires engulfing swaths of the U.S. West.

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