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Agriculture in Europe to Decline as Asian Output Grows

Agricultural production in Western Europe is set to decline over the coming decade, with output in Africa and Asia expected to increase, the OECD and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report Tuesday.

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Wildfires Spark Evacuations in Northern California

Californian authorities have issued red flag weather warnings and mandatory evacuation orders after a series of wildfires fanned by high winds and hot temperatures ripped through thousands of acres.

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War on Plastic Leaves Manufacturers Clutching at Straws

For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts.

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Bali Reopens Airport after Volcano Eruption Strands Thousands of Tourists

Bali opened its international airport Friday after a volcanic eruption temporarily grounded flights, stranding thousands of tourists on the Indonesian holiday island

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Florida Wins Point in Water War with Neighbor Georgia

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday offered a glimmer of hope to Florida in its decades-long water dispute with its northern neighbor Georgia.

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Palm Oil 'Decimating' Wildlife, Solutions Elusive

Palm oil production has "decimated" animal and plant life in Malaysia and Indonesia and threatens pristine forests in central Africa and South America, a leading international conservation group warned Tuesday.

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'Green Gold': Pakistan Plants Hundreds of Millions of Trees

The change is drastic: around the region of Heroshah, previously arid hills are now covered with forest as far as the horizon. In northwestern Pakistan, hundreds of millions of trees have been planted to fight deforestation.

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5.5-Magnitude Earthquake off Coast of Southern Greece

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Greece on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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Dozens of Last Blue Macaws to be Reintroduced to Brazil

About 50 of the last Spix's macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie "Rio," will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from captivity in Europe, officials have said.

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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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