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Shun Merkel Party over Climate at EU Vote, YouTubers Urge

Germany's biggest online stars closed ranks Friday around YouTuber Rezo whose rant against Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has gone viral, with an open letter urging Germans to shun her coalition's parties at EU elections over their climate failings.

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Plastic Polluter: Brazil Recycles 'Almost Nothing'

Standing among sacks of used supermarket shopping bags, soft drink bottles and detergent containers, Evelin Marcele is scornful of Brazil's efforts to recycle plastic waste.

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Tornados Kill Three in Central U.S., Damage Missouri State Capital

Rescue workers searched for survivors Thursday in the capital of Missouri after a deadly storm swept through parts of the central U.S., bringing dozens of tornadoes and causing flooding and significant damage to buildings. 

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Climate Change Can be Reversed, DiCaprio's 'Ice on Fire' Claims

"We don't need advanced technology, Mother Nature has seaweeds and shellfish which sequester five times more carbon than land-based plants," said Bren Smith, winching a glistening haul of glossy brown kelp out of the sea.

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Philippines' Duterte Orders Garbage Shipped Back to Canada

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered tonnes of garbage dumped in the Philippines years ago to be shipped back to Canada, his spokesman said Wednesday, escalating a festering diplomatic row.

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EU Court Rejects Historic Citizen's Climate Case

The European Court of Justice threw out a landmark case brought by 10 families who sued the European Union over the threats climate change poses to their homes and livelihoods, lawyers said Wednesday.

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SAS and Airbus to Research Electric Aircraft Infrastructure

Scandinavian airline SAS and aircraft maker Airbus said Wednesday they were partnering to research eco-system and infrastructure requirements for hybrid and electric aircrafts.

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2-Metre Sea Level Rise 'Plausible' by 2100, Study Says

Global sea levels could rise by two metres (6.5 feet) and displace tens of millions of people by the end of the century, according to new projections that double the UN's benchmark estimates.  

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BP HQ Blockaded by Greenpeace Stunt

Greenpeace activists blocked the entrances to BP's global headquarters in London on Monday in a bid to convince the British energy giant to halt oil and gas exploration.

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Indian Island Residents Vote with Sinking Hearts

Residents on Ghoramara fear that the votes they cast Sunday in India's election may be the last before their island sinks into the Bay of Bengal -- a victim of climate change's growing toll.

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