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Greek Researchers Enlist EU Satellite against Aegean Sea Litter

Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea.

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Strong 6.0 Quake Hits Taiwan, Shakes Buildings in Taipei

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, shaking buildings and disrupting traffic.

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More than 100 Arrested at London Climate Protests

More than 100 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday.

Demonstrators started blocking off a bridge and major central road junctions on Monday at the start of a civil disobedience campaign that also saw action in other parts of Europe.

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Historic Water Levels at Iraq Reservoirs and Dams

Water levels in Iraq's reservoirs and dams have reached historic heights, officials have told AFP, with thousands of families facing possible displacement by more flooding.

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Aviation Faces Challenge to Reduce Pollution

Aviation has boomed in the past decades, with low-cost airlines helping make travel affordable to more people, but the industry faces a major challenge to play its part in cutting emissions responsible for global warming.

- How polluting is flying? -

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Against the Tide: Thai 'Floating Temple' Defies Coastal Erosion

As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbors fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the country's fast-eroding coastlines.

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Shell Hit with Dutch Climate Lawsuit

Climate marchers handed in a lawsuit to Shell's headquarters in the Netherlands on Friday aimed at forcing the oil giant to meet targets in the Paris accord.

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Norway OKs Wealth Fund Investments in Unlisted Green Energy

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest at more than $1 trillion, will soon be able to invest in unlisted renewable energy infrastructure projects, such as wind farms and solar parks, the government said Friday.

Currently 66.3 percent of the fund is invested in shares, 30.7 percent in bonds, and three percent in real estate.

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German Industry Urges Berlin to Scale Back Climate Goals

Germany's powerful BDI industry federation Thursday urged Berlin to trim its ambitions for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, saying the goal of close to zero by 2050 is unrealistic.

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German State to Turn 'Save the Bees' Petition into Law

Germany's Bavaria state said Wednesday it will pass into law a popular "save the bees" petition that promises drastic changes in farming practices.

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