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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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UN Agency: CO2 Concentrations Grew at Record Rate in 2016

The U.N. weather agency is warning that carbon-dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased at record-breaking speed last year.

World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas says rapid cuts to CO2 and other greenhouse gases are needed to avoid "dangerous temperature increases" by 2100 that would far surpass targets set in the Paris climate accord.

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At Climate Talks, it's America Alone More Than America First

Facing 195 other countries who have chosen a different path, the task of US negotiators at upcoming climate talks in Bonn is unenviable.

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5 Years On, New Yorkers Still Live with Hurricane Sandy Scars

A few more days and the last of Hurricane Sandy's damage will finally be cleared from Mohamad Rahman's southern Brooklyn home -- five years after the storm ravaged New York.

Two young women install a door frame on the two-story house's ground floor under the watch of Ben Fransua, who manages construction for an organization renovating homes damaged by the hurricane.

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Typhoon Saola Brings Heavy Rain in Southern Japan

Typhoon Saola barrelled towards Japan's southernmost Okinawa island chain on Saturday bringing heavy rain as authorities issued a warning for strong winds and landslides.

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Energy Firms Back Investment into Diesel Engine

As major carmakers shift towards electric vehicles, a group of major oil and gas firms announced Friday an investment into a diesel engine. 

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