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France Eases Rules on Wine Stocks to Mitigate Weather Risks

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.

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Earth's Intact Forests Vanishing at Accelerating Pace

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists have said as the U.N. unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.

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Audi Names Interim CEO after Boss Arrested in Diesel Probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

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Property Crisis Looms Due to Sea Level Rise, Experts Warn

Along Florida's sun-splashed shorelines, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required.

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Landslides, Flash Floods as Monsoon Batters Southern Myanmar

Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country.

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EU Sets Higher Target for Renewable Energy by 2030

The EU agreed Thursday to raise its consumption target from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, aiming for 32 percent by 2030 rather than the previous 27 percent. 

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Germany Admits Will Fall Far Short of 2020 Climate Target

The German government acknowledged Wednesday that it will miss a 2020 target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but vowed to catch up "as quickly as possible."

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Study: Global Warming Will Make Veggies Harder to Find

Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday.

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German Prosecutors Raid Audi Boss over Diesel Cheating

German prosecutors said Monday they had raided the home of Rupert Stadler, chief executive of Volkswagen subsidiary Audi, over suspicion of fraud related to diesel emissions cheating by the firm.

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Pope Urges Oil Majors to Combat Global Warming and Aid Poor

Pope Francis has asked that  major oil and gas companies respect the 2015 Paris climate agreement to help protect the poor from global warming.

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