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Hungry Polar Bear Found Wandering in Russia Industrial City

A hungry polar bear has been spotted on the outskirts of the Russian industrial city of Norilsk, hundreds of miles from its natural habitat, authorities said Tuesday. 

Images of the visibly exhausted animal roaming the roads of the Arctic city in search of food have been widely shared on social media in Russia. 

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EU Leaders to Debate Push for Zero Emissions by 2050

EU leaders will this week discuss setting a target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, European officials said Monday, following elections that highlighted climate fears.

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Heavy Toll for French Farms and Vineyards after Brutal Hailstorm

Farmers in southeast France counted the costs from lost harvests on Sunday after a fierce storm battered the region with hail the size of ping-pong balls, decimating orchards and vineyards just as the summer season was kicking into high gear.

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G20 Agrees Marine Plastic Pollution Deal

The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan on Sunday.

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Winds, Rain Batter Western India as Cyclone Veers Away

High winds and heavy rains pounded western India on Thursday as a major cyclone expected to hit the coast veered away instead into the Arabian Sea.

Vayu, classified as a very severe cyclonic storm, moved north-northwestwards in the night over the Arabian Sea, and was around 110 kilometres (70 miles) from the coast of Gujarat state.

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Britain Sets Deadline for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The British government on Wednesday presented draft legislation to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 in what it said would be a first for a major economy.

The new target was broadly welcomed across the political spectrum but environmental groups said it would require radical action to decarbonise the entire economy.

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Climate Protesters Chain Themselves to Merkel's Chancellery

Dozens of German "extinction rebellion" protesters Tuesday chained themselves to the fence of Angela Merkel's chancellery, demanding she declare a "climate emergency."

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Climate Activists Blockade Cruise Ship in German Port

Climate activists using small boats and climbing equipment blockaded a cruise ship for six hours in a German harbor to protest against its carbon emissions, police said Monday.

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Naked Cyclists on a Roll for Healthy Transport in Mexico City

Dozens of naked bikers have taken to Mexico City's streets to raise awareness of cycling as a healthy transportation option.

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Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Gets Amnesty prize

Sweden's teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was Friday awarded a prestigious Amnesty International prize for mobilizing world public opinion on the looming peril of global warming.

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