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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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Gas Surges Globally as Green Groups Cry Foul

2018 was a "golden year" for natural gas with demand surging worldwide, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, prompting concern from environmental groups over the climate impact of the world's new favorite fuel.

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Report Says GE Lost Billions by 'Misjudging' Renewables

Investors in General Electric, once one of the world's most valuable companies, lost tens of billions of dollars after the Paris climate deal as it failed to adapt to the pace of the green energy transition, new analysis showed Thursday.

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Prince's Climate Change Passion Wows Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was wowed by Prince Charles' passion for fighting climate change and that he also wanted a world that is "good for future generations."

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Drowning in Waste, Russians Fume over Lack of Recycling

Roman Yudakov points in the distance to a stinking mountain of trash looming over the Russian capital and sighs: "Take a look at our pyramid!" 

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U.S.' Grand Canyon Offers Awe-Inspiring Beauty but Sometimes Deadly Risk

Attention, Grand Canyon visitors -- watch your step before attempting a selfie from the edge of the vertiginously deep and perilously steep U.S. landmark.

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Japan Unveils Policy to Curb Plastic Waste before G20

Japan on Friday announced a policy to reduce marine plastic waste, part of efforts to raise the issue at the G20 summit it will host next month.

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Climate Change Killing Off Bering Sea Puffins, Say Scientists

When an unusually large number of puffin carcasses began to wash ashore on Alaska's remote St Paul Island in the fall of 2016, the local tribal population grew alarmed.

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Merkel Team Talks Climate as Voters Turn Up heat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "climate cabinet" meets Wednesday to discuss combating global warming as her government struggles to convince voters it is willing and able to address the crisis.

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Sydney Imposes First Water Restrictions in Decade

Sydney on Tuesday announced its first major water restrictions in a decade, putting limits on homes and businesses amid a record-breaking drought.

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