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Cylone Oma Strengthens, Australian Coast Warning Triggered

Cyclone Oma intensified to a damaging category three storm, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said Wednesday, warning that it could bring severe weather to the continent after hitting the Pacific Islands.

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Pro Pipeline Protest Rolls into Canada's Capital

A convoy of big trucks from Canada's oil producing regions rolled into the capital Ottawa Tuesday as hundreds of people including "yellow vest" activists rallied in protest at government curbs on pipeline construction.

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'Urgent Steps' Needed to Save Australia's Biggest River System

The viability of a key river that feeds into Australia's biggest water system is under threat if poor conditions that killed millions of fish are not improved within six months, scientists warned Monday.

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Germany Moots Tougher Insect Protections

Germany plans an insect protection law to slash use of pesticides and pump tens of millions of euros (dollars) into research, a minister said Sunday, as global concern grows over mankind's impact on the crucial invertebrates.

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Powerful Storm Dumps More Rain and Snow across the West

Heavy rain again raised the risk of mudslides in Southern California burn areas where evacuations were ordered during a powerful storm that flooded roads, toppled trees and cut power further north.

The system known as an atmospheric river snaked through southern Oregon, Northern California and western Nevada while feeding on a deep plume of moisture stretching across the Pacific Ocean to near Hawaii, the National Weather Service said.

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U.S. Admiral Says Climate Change Risks U.S. Bases, Fuels Social Disorder

Climate change and a deteriorating environment are likely to fuel social disorder and could threaten some U.S. military bases, a top admiral has said.

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Harrison Ford Attacks Leaders who Deny Climate Change

Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford on Tuesday attacked U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders who deny climate change saying they were "on the wrong side of history."

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Western Sahara Movement Angry at EU-Morocco Fish Deal

The European Parliament on Tuesday adopted a new fishing agreement with Morocco that covers the adjacent waters of the disputed Western Sahara, angering the Algerian-backed Polisario Front independence movement.

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The Art and Science of Japan's Cherry Blossom Forecast

As spring approaches in Japan, the country's weather forecasters face one of their biggest missions of the year: predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom.

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No Hooks, Lines or Sinkers: Cambodians Go Traditional in Fishing Ceremony

Wielding handmade bamboo baskets and nylon nets, hundreds of people waded thigh-deep into a muddy lake in eastern Cambodia on Sunday for an annual fish-catching ceremony where only traditional tools are used.

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