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Climate Change Killing Off Bering Sea Puffins, Say Scientists

When an unusually large number of puffin carcasses began to wash ashore on Alaska's remote St Paul Island in the fall of 2016, the local tribal population grew alarmed.

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Merkel Team Talks Climate as Voters Turn Up heat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "climate cabinet" meets Wednesday to discuss combating global warming as her government struggles to convince voters it is willing and able to address the crisis.

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Sydney Imposes First Water Restrictions in Decade

Sydney on Tuesday announced its first major water restrictions in a decade, putting limits on homes and businesses amid a record-breaking drought.

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Speed Bumps on German Road to Lower Emissions

Germany has in recent years polished its "green" image abroad, but the country was only recently forced to admit it will miss a self-imposed 2020 climate target.

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Under the Dome: Fears Pacific Nuclear 'Coffin' is Leaking

As nuclear explosions go, the U.S. "Cactus" bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small -- but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump.

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Youths Rally across Europe in Pre-Vote Climate Protest

Tens of thousands of young climate activists rallied across Europe Friday ahead of EU Parliament elections as part of protests worldwide demanding action against global warming.

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Shun Merkel Party over Climate at EU Vote, YouTubers Urge

Germany's biggest online stars closed ranks Friday around YouTuber Rezo whose rant against Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has gone viral, with an open letter urging Germans to shun her coalition's parties at EU elections over their climate failings.

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Plastic Polluter: Brazil Recycles 'Almost Nothing'

Standing among sacks of used supermarket shopping bags, soft drink bottles and detergent containers, Evelin Marcele is scornful of Brazil's efforts to recycle plastic waste.

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Tornados Kill Three in Central U.S., Damage Missouri State Capital

Rescue workers searched for survivors Thursday in the capital of Missouri after a deadly storm swept through parts of the central U.S., bringing dozens of tornadoes and causing flooding and significant damage to buildings. 

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Climate Change Can be Reversed, DiCaprio's 'Ice on Fire' Claims

"We don't need advanced technology, Mother Nature has seaweeds and shellfish which sequester five times more carbon than land-based plants," said Bren Smith, winching a glistening haul of glossy brown kelp out of the sea.

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