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Trump to NYT: 'Open Mind' on Quitting Climate Accords

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he has an open mind about pulling out of world climate accords and admitted global warming may be in some way linked to human activity.

"I think there is some connectivity. Some, something. It depends on how much," he told a panel of New York Times journalists. 

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Kazakhstan Gripped by Extreme Cold Spell

Central Asia's Kazakhstan was hit by unusually cold weather, with temperatures in some areas dipping 30 degrees below the season's average, leading to school closures and flight delays, authorities said Monday.

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U.S. Climate Commitment 'Irreversible', Hollande Warns Trump

France president Francois Hollande warned Donald Trump on Saturday that U.S. commitments to reducing climate change and global warming are "irreversible."

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Dogged by Trump, UN Climate Talks Wind Down

A UN climate summit in Marrakesh tasked with implementing the hard-won Paris Agreement moved toward its scheduled close Friday, dogged by Donald Trump's promise to abandon the landmark pact.  

The 196-nation forum was stunned to see an avowed climate change denier capture the White House, and has been left to ponder the impact that could have on their collective effort to beat back the threat of global warming.

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Kerry 'Confident' U.S. Climate Trend Cannot 'be Reversed'

A week after climate-change denier Donald Trump's election to the White House, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he was "confident" Washington's climate commitments cannot be reversed "regardless of what policy may be chosen."

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Report: Two Tigers Killed or Trafficked Every Week

Two tigers are killed or illegally trafficked every week, according to fresh analysis published Wednesday that warned of the "disastrous impact" on the 4,000 big cats left in the wild.

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Ban 'Optimistic' as Leaders Tackle Climate Change in Trump Shadow

Donald Trump's election loomed large over climate talks on Tuesday where U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged nations to redouble their planet-rescue efforts and voiced hope the U.S. would not pull out of its commitments.

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Climate Change Fuels Insurgency in Afghanistan

After two winters without snow, Kabul residents are anxiously scouring the hills for the first flakes, wary that the depletion of this major source of water further fuels instability in war-ravaged Afghanistan.

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Climate Momentum Will Continue: U.S. Envoy on Trump Vote

The global drive to stave off disastrous global warming will continue regardless of who heads the U.S. administration, Washington's top climate envoy said Monday on the election of climate change denier Donald Trump.

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UN: 2016 'Very Likely' Hottest Year on Record

The year 2016 will "very likely" be the hottest on record, the UN said Monday, warning of calamitous consequences if the march of global warming cannot be halted.

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