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UK Zoo Faces Closure for Animal Cruelty after Hundreds Die

A British zoo is facing closure and its owner prosecution after nearly 500 of its animals died of poor nutrition, cramped conditions and hypothermia over four years, it emerged Wednesday. 

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U.N. Reports Antarctica's Highest Temperatures on Record

The U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization published the highest temperatures on record in three Antarctic zones Wednesday, setting a benchmark for studying how climate change is affecting this crucial region.

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'Our Daily Bread' Has Hidden Climate Costs

Nearly half the environmental impact of a loaf of bread comes from the "unsustainable use" of fertilizers on wheat crops, researchers said Monday.

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Experts: Plan to Save Great Barrier Reef Set Back Decades

Australia's plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday.

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Doris Does Damage as Storm Hits British Isles

Storm Doris slammed into the British Isles on Thursday, causing flight disruptions at Europe's busiest air hub and train cancellations.

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Report: Tiny Plastic Particles from Clothing, Tires Clogging Oceans

Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tires account for up to a third of the plastic polluting oceans, impacting eco-systems and human health, a top conservationist body warned Wednesday.

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Weaning Off Oil, Scottish Islands Eye Renewable Future

Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with.

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Nicaragua Focuses on Climate-Change Resistant Coffee

With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports.

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Local China Government Suspends Plant Project after Protests

The government of an oil city near China's border with Russia said Wednesday that it was suspending an aluminum plant project following street protests by some residents over pollution fears, in the latest sign of rising environmental consciousness among some Chinese.

On Tuesday, more than 200 protesters faced off against dozens of police officers outside the Daqing government headquarters and chanted no to the plant planned by aluminum producer Zhongwang Holdings Ltd. A resident reached by phone, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals, said that protests had been taking place since earlier this month.

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Study: Deaths from India Air Pollution Rival China

India's air now rivals China's as the world's deadliest, according to a new study published Tuesday amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from coal will not yield results any time soon.

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