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Economy Depends on Environment, WWF Warns Brazil's Bolsonaro

If Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro wants to make good on his promise to reboot the economy, he should stop his attacks on the environment, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

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Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Yutu strikes Philippines

Typhoon Yutu slammed into the Philippines Tuesday with fierce winds that sheared off roofs and snapped trees, after thousands were evacuated ahead of the powerful storm's arrival.

Cutting a path just south of last month's Typhoon Mangkhut, which killed dozens, the new storm tore across the Philippines' most populous island, dumping heavy rain along the way.

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Strong but Deep Quake Rattles New Zealand's North Island

A strong but deep earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday afternoon, causing Parliament to be briefly suspended as a precaution.

There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, and authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami.

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Air Pollution Kills 600,000 Children Each Year, Says WHO

Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

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Japan Launches Environment Monitoring Satellite

Japan's space agency on Monday launched a rocket carrying a satellite that will monitor greenhouse gases, as well as the first satellite built entirely in the United Arab Emirates.

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EU Air Quality Slowly Improving but Still Deadly

Air pollution is slowly easing in EU countries but still causes nearly half a million early deaths each year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in its annual report published Monday.

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Aussie Cops to the Roo-Scue as Kangaroo Caught in Surf

A kangaroo that hopped into the sea for a dip at a Melbourne beach had to be rescued by Australian police and brought back to life with CPR, officers said Sunday. 

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6.8 Magnitude Quake Causes Greek Island Damage, No Injuries

A powerful 6.8-magnitude undersea earthquake struck early Friday off the Ionian Sea island of Zante, causing structural damage but no injuries, officials said.

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Tigers Dwindling: Just Six Sub-Species Remain, Says study

Six different sub-species of tigers exist today, scientists confirmed Thursday, amid hopes the findings will boost efforts to save the fewer than 4,000 free-range big cats that remain in the world.

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Exxon Mobil Sued in U.S. over Climate Disclosures

New York state is suing Exxon Mobil, alleging it defrauded investors by misrepresenting the costs that climate change legislation poses to the company.

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