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In Guadeloupe, Going Green Means Going Bananas

Yellow is the new green in the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe.

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Schwarzenegger Urges Trump to 'Join Us' on Climate Action

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged U.S. President Donald Trump to join action to support renewable energy, at a summit on climate change in the Austrian capital Vienna Tuesday.

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U.S. Citizens' Proposal Focused on Cutting Greenhouse Gases

Groups of Maine citizens want the U.S. state to strengthen its law cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The state's current emissions standards are set by a 2003 law. The citizens' proposal calls for an 8 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions annually that by 2035 would reduce Maine's emissions to approximately 75 to 85 percent below 2003 levels.

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In Madagascar, Fishermen Plant Mangroves for the Future

Hunched over the soil, Malagasy villagers work feverishly -- deft fingers planting stalks of mangrove to replace the swathes destroyed for firewood and building material.

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Lives In the Balance as UN Debates Climate Finance

Behind wrangling at UN climate talks over financial aid for poor countries dealing with increasingly extreme weather and bracing for worse to come, real-world projects that can save livelihoods -- and sometimes lives -– are queued up, waiting for approval and money.

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Hundreds Dead as Floods Wreak Havoc in East Africa

Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

In Kenya, which had suffered from three failed rainy seasons, 120 people have died in two months, including eight who were swept off a bridge in a flashflood Thursday night outside the capital, witnesses said.

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Hawaii Volcano Erupts, Spewing Lava and Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

The US state of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, causing lava to spew out of ground fissures in residential areas and prompting authorities to mandate thousands of people to evacuate.

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Pedal Power: The Rise of Cargo Bikes in Germany

Whether they're hauling parcels or children, cargo bikes are becoming a familiar sight in German cities as the nippy, clean alternative to cars and delivery vans -- and shaking up urban transport in the process.

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French Ravers Accused of Damaging Nature Zone

More than 20,000 ravers who attended an illegal outdoor party in northern France this weekend were accused Monday of damaging a nature zone and disturbing the local birdlife.

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Australia Pledges Half a Billion to Restore Great Barrier Reef

Australia pledged half a billion dollars to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef Sunday in what it said would be a game-changer for the embattled natural wonder, but conservationists were not convinced.

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