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Putin says climate change not caused by emissions

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said climate change was unstoppable and not caused by human activity as he urged countries to adapt to global warming. One day after visiting the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic, Putin claimed that icebergs had been melting …

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Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

Paris, France | AFP | For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off Saturday to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change. But the moment of darkness should also serve as a reminder, activists say, of another problem that gets far …

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Climate science: Bad news gets worse

Marrakesh, Morocco | AFP |  Diplomats from 197 nations wound down a two-week UN conference Friday which started drafting a blueprint for arresting global warming “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels. A rash of recent climate studies have highlighted the stakes.  Record temperatures  Earth is on …

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Fiji to US on climate: ‘Save us’ as you did in WWII

Marrakesh, Morocco | AFP |  Fiji urged the United States Friday to “save” the world from climate change as it had helped to win World War II. “We in the Pacific, in common with the whole world, look to America for its leadership and for its engagement and assistance on …

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Brave faces at climate talks despite Trump win

Marrakesh, Morocco | AFP |  The host of global climate talks insisted Saturday that Donald Trump’s election has not cast a cloud over the negotiations tasked with translating the landmark Paris climate pact into reality. Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar put on a brave face as the talks hit the …

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