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US at Climate Talks May be Like Unhappy Dinner Guest

How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on a treaty that the president wants no part of.

President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate pact where nations set their own goals to reduce the emissions of heat-trapping gases, but because of legal technicalities America can't get out until November of 2020.

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Schools Shut as Toxic Smog Hits Delhi

Delhi shut all primary schools on Wednesday as pollution hit 70 times the World Health Organization's safe level, prompting doctors in the Indian capital to warn of a public health emergency.

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Syria to Join Paris Climate Pact, Isolating U.S.

Syria told the U.N. climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.

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Doctors Warn of Health Emergency as Smog Blankets India's Capital

A public health emergency was declared in New Delhi Tuesday as a choking blanket of smog descended on the world's most polluted capital city.

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Still Wary of 'Trump Effect', UN Climate Talks Open in Bonn

Confronted with a cascade of grim reports on the gathering pace of global warming, climate negotiators meet in Bonn Monday wondering to what extent US President Donald Trump will make their jobs more difficult.

Five months after the world's most famous climate sceptic said he would yank the United States out of the 196-nation Paris Agreement, the diplomats and leaders tasked with implementing it remained both defiant and concerned.

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US Renewable Energy Booms Despite Trump Vow to Quit Paris Deal

Renewable energy continues to grow in the United States, despite US President Donald Trump's moves to dismantle clean power, deregulate industry and promote fossil fuels like coal, experts say.

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What is the Paris Agreement?

On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing the worst-case scenarios of global warming.

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Malawi Turns to British Troops in Poaching War

Under a scorching sun, a team of British soldiers and Malawian rangers sheltered under a tree ready to pounce on their prey: poachers.

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Experts: Honduran State, Power Company Involved in Activist Murder

State agents and energy company executives participated in the murder of a Honduran environmentalist who opposed the building of a power plant on indigenous land, international experts said Tuesday.

The murder of Berta Caceres, 45, gunned down last year, highlighted the threat to Honduran activists and sparked international outrage.

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U.N. Decries 'Catastrophic' Shortfall in Climate Action

There is a "catastrophic" gap between national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the actions needed to cap global warming below two degrees Celsius, the U.N.'s environment chief warned Tuesday, days ahead of global climate talks in Bonn.

Even if fulfilled, these pledges -- inscribed along with the 2 C target in the 2015 Paris climate pact -- would see the world heat up 3 C (5.6 F), unleashing deadly heatwaves, superstorms and rising seas, U.N. Environment said in its annual Emissions Gap report, the bleakest ever. 

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