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U.S. Lawyer Dies after Self-Immolation in Environmental Protest

A prominent American lawyer and gay rights activist has died after setting himself on fire at a New York park to protest damage being done to the planet, according to U.S. media reports.

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October Trial Set for U.S. Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit

A trial date has been set for October 29 in the case of nearly two dozen U.S. youths suing the U.S. government for failing to protect public resources by burning fossil fuels.

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One Killed as Landslide Engulfs Houses in Japan

A man has been found dead and several people are missing after a landslide engulfed houses in southern Japan on Wednesday, local officials said.

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Toxic Levels of Arsenic in Amazon Basin Well Water

Shallow wells dug for drinking water in the Amazon basin in order to avoid polluted rivers contain up to 70 times the recommended limit of arsenic, researchers warned Tuesday.

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4.7-Magnitude Quake Hits Temblor-Prone Central Italy

A 4.7-magnitude quake has hit an area of central Italy near Macerata which was struck by a series of powerful quakes in 2016. No deaths or injuries have been reported.

Mayors in towns affected are reporting some damage from the temblor, which struck around dawn, and said that checks were under way. Schools in many towns have been closed for the day, as was a local train line.

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Faced with Global Warming, Aviation Aims to Turn Green

Will we someday be able to fly without the guilt of causing environmental damage? A handful of firms and regulators hope that the electric revolution in cars will also take to the skies, helping the industry cope with an expected boom in travel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Deadly Indonesia Oil Spill Caused by Burst Pipe

An oil spill off Borneo island that led to five deaths and the declaration of a state of emergency was caused by a ruptured undersea pipe, Indonesia's national oil company Pertamina said Wednesday.

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Powerful 6.8 Quake Strikes Bolivia

A strong but deep earthquake measuring 6.8 struck in Bolivia on Monday but there were no reports of damage or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Rules

The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era pollution and fuel efficiency rules for cars and light trucks, saying they were too stringent. 

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20 Years on, Kazakhs Struggle to Warm to Chilly New Capital

For Dina, a hairless Sphynx living in a newly-opened cat cafe in Kazakhstan's capital Astana, this winter was a difficult one to bear.

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