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Vienna to Reward Car-Free Travel with Concert Tickets

If you take public transport, cycle or walk in Vienna, you stand to gain more than fresh air and exercise, with the city unveiling an app on Monday to reward car-free travel with free concert and museum tickets.

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Greta Thunberg Says Climate Demands 'Completely Ignored' at Davos

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg on Friday said activists' calls on the corporate and political elite at Davos to seriously fight climate change had been "completely ignored", but vowed not to be subdued by stinging personal criticism from the Trump administration.

The 50th edition of the annual Swiss Alps forum wrapped up with the menace of climate change -- which UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned could leave humanity "doomed" -- hammered into the minds of participants but doubt over whether any concrete action would be forthcoming.

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'We are Still Losing War' on Climate Change, U.N. Chief Warns in Davos

The world is losing the war against climate change, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres told business leaders at the Davos forum, urging rapid action to prevent humanity being doomed.

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Dutch Foundation Launches 'Dieselgate' Action against VW in France

A Dutch foundation said Thursday it had launched a "joint action" in France against carmaker Volkswagen as part of a European bid for damages for millions of car owners duped in an emissions cheating scheme.

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Death Toll in Spain from Storm Hits Four

The death toll from a storm that has lashed Spain rose to four on Wednesday after the body of a man was found in a flooded area, officials said.

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Trump Rejects Environmental 'Prophets of Doom'

US President Donald Trump took aim on Tuesday at the "perennial prophets of doom" on the environment, telling the annual Davos forum that warnings of climate crisis were "foolish".

In a keynote speech to the 50th World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort, Trump touted fossil fuels, deregulation and a booming US economy -- a message in stark contrast to the dire warnings delivered by teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg and others.

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Global Resource Consumption Tops 100 bn Tonnes for First Time

The world is using up more than 100 billion tonnes of natural resources per year for the first time ever while global recycling of raw materials has fallen, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Global Resource Consumption Tops 100 bn Tonnes for First Time

The world is using up more than 100 billion tonnes of natural resources per year for the first time ever while global recycling of raw materials has fallen, according to a report released Tuesday.

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China Moves on Takeout Containers in Bid to Reduce Plastic Waste

China will ban plastic bags in major cities and single-use straws from restaurants by the end of this year in a bid to cut down on waste.

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Evacuation Crackdown Ordered as Philippine Volcano Seethes

Philippine officials ordered a crackdown Monday on people being allowed daily visits to the homes they fled after Taal volcano erupted, citing threats it could still explode at any time. 

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