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Study: U.S. Climate Pledges Likely to Go Unmet

The United States will likely fail to meet its pledges under the landmark Paris climate pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, analysts said Thursday on the margin of U.N. climate talks.

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Supermarket Demands Fueling Food Waste Crisis, Says U.N.

Supermarket obsession with perfect looking produce and the use of arbitrary "best before" labels are causing massive food waste that if reversed could feed the world's hungry, a U.N. panel said Thursday.

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Environmentalists Must Work Harder after Trump Win

British primatologist and renowned environmentalist Jane Goodall said Thursday that those who care for the planet would have to work harder in response to Donald Trump's shock US presidential election victory.

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Climate Diplomats Push Back against Trump Victory

Stunned participants at UN climate talks in Marrakesh insisted Wednesday that climate change denier Donald Trump cannot derail the global shift to clean energy, although some called his victory in US presidential elections a "disaster".

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Turning Sun into Water in Parched Rural Morocco

In the arid mountains of eastern Morocco, people know the value of water all too well. 

"Every drop is like gold. It should almost be measured by the carat," said local activist Najib Bachiri.

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U.N. Says Climate Change Making Extreme Weather Events Worse

Climate change has made deadly heatwaves and hurricanes, along with droughts and flooding, both more frequent and more intense in recent years, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.

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UN Talks to Implement Landmark Paris Climate Pact Open

UN talks to implement the landmark Paris climate pact opened in Marrakesh on Monday, buoyed by gathering momentum but threatened by the spectre of climate change denier Donald Trump in the White House.

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Participants Plant Cedars in Shouf Biosphere Reserve Through USAID’s Support

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI), in partnership with the Shouf Biosphere Reserve and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Byblos Bank, and Radio One, organized a planting day in Maaser El Chouf as part of the #لتضل_عالعلم national awareness campaign for this year.

The campaign, which started in October 2016, included TV and radio spots and interviews, social media awareness raising infographics, and a digital ad displayed in Beirut and greater Beirut.

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Cleaning Campaign in Lebanon's Tripoli

On Sunday, October 30th, UN-Habitat hosted a day-long Cleaning Campaign Event in the neighborhood of Haddadine, Tripoli in Lebanon. In partnership with the Municipality of Tripoli, the Ahal El Ataa Scouts, LaVajet Cleaning Company, the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA) and Utopia, the cleaning event aimed to spread awareness about the importance of managing solid waste through community action.

The Cleaning Campaign Day event was part of the larger Solid Waste Management program that stemmed from the Neighborhood Profile on Haddadine developed by UN-Habitat in Lebanon. This event kicked off the larger cleaning and awareness campaign directed at empowering local communities to take charge of their environments.

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Could Trump Unravel Paris Climate Change Deal?

Diplomats gather next week for a fresh round of U.N. climate talks in Morocco, but all eyes will be on the US where presidential elections may determine the planet's future.

Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has described global warming as a "hoax", said in May he would "cancel" the climate-rescue Paris Agreement if elected leader of the free world.

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