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French Ravers Accused of Damaging Nature Zone

More than 20,000 ravers who attended an illegal outdoor party in northern France this weekend were accused Monday of damaging a nature zone and disturbing the local birdlife.

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Australia Pledges Half a Billion to Restore Great Barrier Reef

Australia pledged half a billion dollars to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef Sunday in what it said would be a game-changer for the embattled natural wonder, but conservationists were not convinced.

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Mission 2018: Bring the Paris Climate Pact to Life

Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations gathering for climate talks in Bonn on Monday face a daunting task: bring the 2015 Paris Agreement to life.

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UK Corporate Giants Sign Pact to Cut Plastic Waste

More than 40 British companies including major retailers and soft drinks companies on Thursday pledged to eliminate unneccessary plastic packaging as part of an anti-pollution push.

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On Climate, Macron Tells U.S. Congress There is 'No Planet B'

French President Emmanuel Macron told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday there is "no Planet B," acknowledging a disagreement with President Donald Trump, who pulled his nation from the landmark Paris accord on climate change.

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Sea of Solar Panels Turns Mexican Desert Green

From a distance, it looks like a deep-blue sea has formed in the middle of the Mexican desert.

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Michael Bloomberg Pledges $4.5m to Paris Climate Deal

Former New York City mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg on Sunday promised $4.5 million to fulfill the United States's commitment to the Paris climate agreement.

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Hawaii Shark Bite Victim Previously Attacked by Bear, Snake

It was third time unlucky for a Colorado man attacked by a shark in Hawaii -- as he had already been mauled by a bear and bitten by a rattlesnake, all in less than four years, local media reported.

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California Has Worst US Air Pollution

California has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report issued on Wednesday said, as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions standards.

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China Fights Big Smog with Big Air Purifier

China has a found a novel way to tackle its massive air pollution problem: Putting up a giant air purifier the size of an industrial smokestack in the middle of a smog-plagued city.

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