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Europe Edition: Zimbabwe, Angela Merkel, Fukushima: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Philippines' Duterte keeps open pit mining ban in policy clash

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not lifted a ban on open pit mining, his spokesman said on Monday, going against the stance of a government panel and the environment minister who are seeking to reverse the policy.

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Full of beans: coffee grounds to help power London's buses

(Reuters) - Waste coffee grounds will be used to help fuel some of London's buses, Royal Dutch Shell and clean technology company bio-bean said on Monday.

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Philippines' Duterte spokesman says ban on open pit mining remains

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not lifted a ban on open pit mining, his spokesman said on Monday, amid plans by a government panel to seek the removal of the policy.

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Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure herself a fourth term hit a major setback after a would-be coalition partner unexpectedly pulled out of talks, thrusting Germany into a political crisis.

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Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.

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Merkel to inform German president of unsuccessful coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would meet the German president to inform him that she had failed to form a coalition government with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).

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Small tsunamis detected after magnitude 7 undersea quake strikes near New Caledonia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.

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Merkel's fourth term in doubt after would-be partner pulls out

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure her a fourth term hit a major setback on Sunday after a would-be coalition partner pulled out of exploratory talks, citing irreconcilable differences.

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Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7 undersea quake strikes near New Caledonia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, prompting a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of the epicentre.

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Strong earthquake strikes east-northeast of Tadine, New Caledonia: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean 42 miles (67 km) east-northeast of Tadine in New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck in the Pacific Ocean, 74 kilometers (46 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday.

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Seahawks' Chancellor injured, expected to miss rest of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, according to multiple reports Saturday.

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New Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future

This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.

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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

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Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported

BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts."

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes southern China: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck southern China near the Indian border on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push U.S. crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week.

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White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far short of the aid some officials have called for.

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

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White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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U.S. plans to allow contentious elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe

(Reuters) - Hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe can now bring trophies of their hunt back to the United States under a new rule proposed by the Trump administration that outraged animal activists just a day after the White House said the decision was not yet final.

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South Dakota pipeline spill hits TransCanada shares, Canada crude price

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - Canadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada Corp shares slid on Friday, the day after the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota as officials in Nebraska mulled whether to approve another pipeline proposed by the company.

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White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had it asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Virgin Islands.

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China fills part of U.S. void on climate without dominating talks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - China has filled some of the void on climate change leadership left by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to quit the 2015 Paris climate pact by curbing its own greenhouse emissions and it has done so without seeking to dominate the talks, delegates said.

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Nations keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Nearly 200 nations made progress toward keeping a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change on track at United Nations talks ending on Friday despite a U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw.

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Electric cars not ready for mass production yet: Toyota chairman to Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan's Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine, adding that he did not see U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model.

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Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.

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Three Yemen cities run out of clean water due to lack of fuel for pumps: ICRC

GENEVA (Reuters) - Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.

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Merkel's conservatives offer Greens compromise to salvage talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners resumed talks on Friday after all-night negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives saying they would compromise further on climate change policies to secure a deal.

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Pope denounces healthcare inequality in rich countries

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned on Thursday inequality in healthcare, particularly in rich countries, saying governments had a duty to ensure the common good for all its citizens.

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China's average air quality worsens in October on the year

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Average air quality in 338 Chinese cities worsened in October, the environment ministry said on Friday, despite the launch of a six-month winter campaign to cut emissions in northern regions.

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Turkey's Erdogan says wants Akkuyu nuclear plant foundations laid by end-November: papers

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the foundations to be laid for the Akkuyu nuclear plant in southern Turkey by the end of this month, Yeni Safak and other newspapers cited him as telling reporters during a visit to Qatar.

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20 percent chance of cyclone across southwest and central Caribbean sea: NHC

(Reuters) - An elongated area of low pressure from southwest to northeast across the southwestern and central Caribbean Sea has a 20 percent chance of turning into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

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White House says elephant trophy decision not yet finalized

(Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalized a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the endangered animals home as trophies, a move that had outraged U.S. conservation groups.

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Trump adviser says past U.S. emissions a 'distraction' in fixing climate

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Many nations' view that the United States should do more to fight climate change because it is the biggest historical emitter is a "distraction" from technological innovation, an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday.

Global Warming nytimes.com

A More Conciliatory Tone on Climate from the U.S. at Global Talks

In a brief address at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, a State Department official mentions climate change and not coal, drawing (polite) applause.

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Elephant lovers outraged by Trump move on trophy-hunting

(Reuters) - Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

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Trump elephant trophy-hunting move sparks stampede of outrage

(Reuters) - Conservation groups decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision this week to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

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Poland aims to sign global climate deal amendment this year

WARSAW (Reuters) - Coal-reliant Poland aims to ratify an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on carbon emissions this year, making it possible for the European Union to back the pact unanimously, the country's environment ministry said on Thursday.

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Nineteen nations say they'll use more bioenergy to slow climate change

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - China and 18 other nations representing half the world's population said on Thursday they planned to increase the use of wood and other plant matter from sustainable sources to generate energy as part of efforts to limit climate change.

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Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes': pope

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Denying climate change or being indifferent to its effects are "perverse attitudes" that block research and dialogue aimed at protecting the future of the planet, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

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Ivory Coast to expel cocoa farmers from largest forest reserve

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast will launch an operation to expel thousands of illegal farmers from the Goin-Debe forest reserve, the West African nation's largest, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

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Ships will be 'unseaworthy' if miss sulfur emission rule: IMO

LONDON (Reuters) - Ships which do not meet cuts to the amount of sulfur they can burn in their engines risk being declared "unseaworthy", the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on Thursday.

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Twenty countries join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Twenty countries and two U.S. states have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, environment ministers said on Thursday.

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India tells top utility to mix crop residue with coal to reduce New Delhi smog

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India directed its largest utility NTPC Ltd to blend crop residue with coal at its power plants, in a bid to reduce stubble burning on agricultural lands which is clouding New Delhi with smog.

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Merkel, facing long night, says German coalition talks can work

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German coalition government "can work", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday ahead of a long night of negotiations at which she must forge a three-way alliance or risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

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At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday.

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U.N. Climate Fund Promised Billions to Poor Nations. For Some, the Wait Is Long.

The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants.

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Merkel allies talk tough ahead of crunch coalition negotiations

BERLIN (Reuters) - Allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they would not agree a coalition at any price ahead of crunch talks on Thursday at which she must forge a three-way alliance or else risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

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'We're praying' - Officials say India will not act on smog this year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year.

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U.S. biofuels policy contributes to global warming: study

(Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel mandates are contributing to global warming, boosting carbon emissions as farmers turn carbon-rich areas like wetlands and forests into cropland to grow corn, soy and wheat for biofuels production, a study presented on Wednesday said.

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At U.N. Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans

Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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U.S. Senate panel advances quest for oil in Arctic refuge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil drilling in a vast Alaskan wildlife refuge moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday after the U.S. Senate energy and natural resources panel voted 13-10 to open part of the reserve coveted by conservationists.

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Merkel's EU ally says more confident about resolving Brexit problems

LONDON (Reuters) - Manfred Weber, a leading lawmaker in the European Parliament, said on Wednesday he was more confident about Britain and the European Union ironing out difficulties in the Brexit talks.

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Exclusive: Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Britain and Canada will urge nations at U.N. climate talks on Thursday to join them in a global alliance to phase out coal, a letter seen by Reuters shows, defying U.S. lobbying in favor of the fossil fuel at the same event.

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after Trump quits

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to combat global warming after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement.

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At least 15 dead in flash floods on Greek coast

MANDRA, Greece (Reuters) - Flash floods killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece on Wednesday after a raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens following a night of heavy rain.

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Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project.

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after US pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to limit climate change after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement.

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Flash floods kill at least 10 in downpour near Athens

MANDRA, Greece (Reuters) - At least 10 people died in flash floods in Greece on Wednesday in the most deadly such incident in recent years when a torrent of red mud swept through towns west of the capital Athens after heavy rain, authorities said.

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Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

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EU ministers to look at climate deal amendment options without Poland: sources

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The EU may need to find a way to ratify the global agreement that governs cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over the next three years without Poland, whose widespread use of coal to generate power may scupper its involvement, EU sources said.

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South Korea postpones university exam after rare earthquake

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea postponed its annual university entrance exam by a week on Wednesday after a rare earthquake rattled the country, shaking buildings and causing damage but no deaths.

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Senate panel set to advance quest for oil in Arctic refuge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil drilling in a vast Alaskan wildlife refuge could move a step closer to reality on Wednesday as a Senate panel votes to open part of the reserve coveted by conservationists.

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Green bond deals hit record $100 billion in year to date: data

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Global green bond deals will top the $100 billion mark on Thursday and hit a new record, putting them on track to reach $130 billion by the end of the year, data from the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) showed.

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Climate action by China, India to offset Trump: study

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Global warming is likely to be slightly less severe than previously expected thanks to stronger climate policies by China and India that will offset less U.S. action under President Donald Trump, a study showed on Wednesday.

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China villagers hail first gas-fired heat for winter, but balk at higher bills

BEIJING (Reuters) - For 53-year-old Wang Ying, a resident of a rural village near Beijing, clean-burning fuel to take the chill off winter has finally arrived, but it comes at a higher cost.

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At least five die in flash floods near Athens: fire brigade

ATHENS (Reuters) - At least five people died on Wednesday after a sudden downpour overnight in towns near Athens flooded roads and trapped residents in their homes and cars.

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India advances launch of Euro-VI fuels for smog-hit Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India advanced the rollout of cleaner Euro-VI compliant fuels in Delhi by two years on Wednesday to reduce high pollution levels in the capital city.

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At least two die as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing at least two people, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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One dead as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing one woman, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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South Korea rattled by rare 5.4-magnitude quake

SEOUL (Reuters) - A rare earthquake of magnitude 5.4 rattled South Korea on Wednesday, its second most powerful quake on record, shaking buildings but causing no major damage or injuries.

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Downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded a town near Athens on Wednesday, trapping people in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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China pig herd shrinks further in October: agriculture ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's pig herd shrank in October by the most in close to two years, said the agriculture ministry on Wednesday, amid a crackdown on farm pollution that has forced hundreds of thousands of farms to close in the past year.

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Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt quest for Arctic refuge oil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world's last paradises.

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Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags: Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

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Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now)

Emissions are rising in China. Still, it’s on track to meet the commitments it made under the Paris climate accord.

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China's top climate official rules out carbon futures, tax: media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top climate official has ruled out any immediate introduction of carbon futures as well as a carbon tax to help the country finance efforts to cut climate-warming greenhouse gases, the official China News Service reported late on Tuesday.

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European insurers lead U.S. rivals in coal exit: campaign group

LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers have pulled $20 billion out of coal investments, but most are European and none of the top nine U.S. insurers has taken "meaningful action", campaign group Unfriend Coal said on Wednesday.

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Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt push to drill in Arctic refuge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world's last paradises.

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Syria formally joins Paris climate agreement: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has formally jointed the 2015 Paris deal aimed at slowing climate change, the United Nations said on Tuesday, leaving the United States as the only country opposed to the pact.

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Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Exhausted and exposed to freezing cold, survivors of a weekend earthquake in western Iran begged authorities for food and shelter on Tuesday, saying aid was slow to reach them.

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Germany, Britain inject $153 million in Amazon climate change fight

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Germany and Britain will provide a combined $153 million to expand programs to fight climate change and deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, according to a statement from the Brazilian government on Tuesday.

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Norway environmental lawsuit says Arctic oil plan violates constitution

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's plan for Arctic oil exploration is unconstitutional because it violates the right to a healthy environment, a lawyer for Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth environmental group told an Oslo court on Tuesday.

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VW likely to back electric car assembly at east German plant: sources

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen's leaders will on Friday probably approve more investment in a plant in eastern Germany to ramp up production of electric cars there, sources said, as the carmaker strives to create a mass market for zero-emission vehicles.

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Greece declares island in state of emergency after storm hits

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece declared a state of emergency on the island of Symi on Tuesday after a sudden downpour swept cars into the sea, damaged homes and cut off electricity and water supplies.

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Iran ends quake rescue operations, hungry survivors battle cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian officials said there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran on Sunday, killing at least 450 people, and rescue operations had now been called off, state television said on Tuesday.

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China's renewable energy wastage targets may be hard to meet this winter: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's target to "effectively alleviate" renewable power waste remains under pressure despite Beijing's progress in boosting renewable energy consumption in the first three quarters of the year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

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African-Americans taking brunt of oil industry pollution: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as President Donald Trump dismantles environmental regulations, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a pair of advocacy groups.

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U.S. pumpkin growers toast nontraditional demand for fruit

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers are cheering a bumper crop of pumpkins this year, due to dry weather, and celebrating a year-round boost in demand aided by new avenues of growth in such products as flavored coffee and pet food.

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Quick German coal exit would endanger power supply security: RWE

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German coal-biased utility RWE on Tuesday warned of a quick exit from coal power to further reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which the Green Party is demanding in talks to form a new coalition government.

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China says 24 out of 28 cities fail to meet October smog target

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Only four of 28 northern Chinese cities met their air quality targets in October, official data showed on Tuesday, raising questions about the country's ability to reduce the smog that typically develops during the winter.

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China's carbon market waiting for government approval: media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's long-awaited nationwide carbon trading market has completed preparation work and is waiting for the green light from authorities, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday, citing China's top climate official Xie Zhenhua.

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Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food and water, battled the cold.

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Indonesian volunteers save six beached whales

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian volunteers managed to save six whales beached on the northern tip of Sumatra but four died, a conservation official said on Tuesday.

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The Bonn Climate Conference: All Our Coverage in One Place

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bonn, Germany, in the biggest climate change talks of the year. Here’s all of our coverage.

Global Warming nytimes.com

Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks

The Trump administration’s debut at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, was met with heckling, noisy protest and harsh questions.

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Iran ends rescue operations, battles to shelter quake survivors: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday that rescue operations have ended in areas hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands of others, state television reported.

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Protesters disrupt U.S. pro-coal event at U.N. climate talks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Protesters disrupted a pro-coal presentation by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration at climate change talks in Germany on Monday where almost 200 nations are trying to shift the world economy off fossil fuels.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said.

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Protesters interrupt U.S. pro-coal event at U.N. climate talks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Protesters interrupted a U.S. event to promote fossil fuels and nuclear power at 200-nation climate talks on Monday, saying the world should instead shift to renewable energies under the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

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German court gives initial backing to hear climate activist's suit against RWE

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court on Monday gave its initial backing to hearing a lawsuit by a climate activist suing energy utility RWE for its role in causing climate change, in a test case other environmentalists will be watching closely.

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Hydrogen could deliver one fifth of world carbon cuts by 2050: industry group

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Increasing the use of hydrogen in power, transport, heat and industry could deliver around one fifth of the total carbon emissions cuts needed to limit global warming to safe levels by mid-century, a report by the Hydrogen Council said on Monday.

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Greens hold out on climate in German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Environmental policy dominated negotiations on forming a new German coalition on Friday, as the Greens pushed their would-be partners for a quicker exit from coal power.

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Activists to appeal new South African nuclear plant decision

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Greenpeace Africa and other NGOs intend to appeal against South Africa's decision to grant an environmental permit for a new 4,000 megawatt nuclear plant close to Cape Town, the activists said on Monday.

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Plague outbreak: 9 countries on alert

The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to slow, but nine countries neighboring the island nation are on alert in case the infection reaches their borders.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 400

ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well.

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German parties divided on speed of coal power reduction

BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties discussing a possible coalition government are divided over how fast Europe's largest economy should switch to greener sources of energy, a document on emissions policy seen by Reuters showed on Monday.

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Seeking to slow climate change, lawsuits look to the constitution

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Climate activists will argue in an Oslo court this week that Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional, in an emerging branch of law where plaintiffs are trying to enlist a nation's founding principles to limit warming.

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Indonesians rush to save beached sperm whales

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials and fishermen on Monday were trying to save a pod of 12 huge sperm whales that washed up on a beach at the northern tip of Sumatra island, a conservationist said.

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China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 300

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - More than 300 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday, state media said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well.

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Smog chokes Indian capital as emergency measures fail to bring relief

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital, New Delhi, on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.

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China to resolve renewable energy waste problem by 2020: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to resolve the problem of wasted power in its renewable energy sector by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Monday.

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World carbon emissions on the rise again: study

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - World carbon emissions are set to rise 2 percent this year to a new record, scientists said on Monday, dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 218

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 218 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 210

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 210 people were killed in Iran and Iraq on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.

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Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital New Delhi on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 168

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 168 people were killed in Iraq and Iran on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 145

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 145 people state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.

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Strong quake hits Costa Rica, no reports of injuries, damage

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A strong 6.5 magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near its capital city San Jose on Sunday night, but there were no initial reports of injuries or damage to infrastructure.

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United resumes Newark-Delhi flights after halt due to poor air quality

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - United Airlines on Sunday resumed flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India, according to the airline's website, after suspending the service temporarily over concerns about poor air quality in the Indian capital.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 130

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - More than 120 people were killed in Iran and at least several others in Iraq on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers stepped up efforts overnight to find dozens trapped under rubble.

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United halts Newark-Delhi flights on poor air quality

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines has temporary suspended flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India, on poor air quality concerns in the Indian capital, according to a company spokesman on Sunday.

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Magnitude 5.8 quake hits off east coast of Japan: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the east coast of Japan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Service said.

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Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran, several killed in both countries

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - At least four people died in Iraq and several were killed across the border in Iran on Sunday when a strong earthquake hit the region, officials and state media in the two countries said.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq-Iran border area, six killed in Iran

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit large parts of northern Iraq and the capital Baghdad on Sunday, and also caused damage in villages across the border in Iran where state TV said at least six people had been killed.

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Earthquake of 6.5 hits large parts of Iraq including Baghdad: Iraqi official

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit large parts of Iraq on Sunday, including the capital Baghdad, an Iraqi meteorology official said.

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Earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hits Iraq - USGS

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck Iraq on Sunday, 103 kms (64 miles) southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Merkel urges compromises as coalition talks enter final stretch

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged party leaders negotiating a tricky three-way coalition government to show more willingness to compromise, as support for her conservative bloc plunged to the lowest level in more than six years.

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Support for Merkel's conservatives falls to 6-yr low ahead of crunch coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has fallen to the lowest level in more than six years, according to a poll on Sunday, as they prepare for more talks on a coalition deal with the environmentalist Greens and a pro-business party.

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U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks

WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the world on the issue of global warming.

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As U.S. Sheds Role as Climate Change Leader, Who Will Fill the Void?

After President Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris accord, a number of national and local leaders have emerged as climate change champions.

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CORRECTED-AIRSHOW-Italy sees other European countries joining fighter jet programme

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - A senior Italian air force official said on Saturday that he expects French and German plans to develop a new warplane will eventually include other European countries.

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Saudi Arabia says remains committed to climate accord

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia remains committed to the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, the energy minister for the world's top oil exporter said on Saturday.

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Merkel tries to bridge climate gap as coalition talks heat up

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany should lead the fight against climate change and cut emissions without destroying jobs, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, treading a fine line as she tries to clinch a coalition deal with environmentalist and pro-business parties.

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Trump probably can't be swayed to stay in climate pact: Gore

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany, Japan and other U.S. allies are unlikely ever to persuade President Donald Trump to drop his plan to quit the Paris climate agreement, former U.S. vice president Al Gore predicted on Saturday.

Global Warming nytimes.com

A Shadow Delegation Stalks the Official U.S. Team at Climate Talks

Al Gore, Jerry Brown and Michael R. Bloomberg are in Bonn, Germany, telling other countries that the United States is still serious about climate change.

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Merkel tries to bridge climate gap as coalition talks get serious

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday industrialized countries must increase their efforts to fight climate change and Germany should lead by example by showing that ambitious emission targets could be achieved without destroying jobs.

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AIRSHOW-Italy sees other European countries joining fighter jet programme

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - A senior Italian air force official said on Saturday that he expects French and German plans to develop a new warplane will eventually include other European countries.

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Anti-Trump group says most of US economy backs Paris climate pact

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country's economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump's plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance said on Saturday.

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UPDATE 1-Anti-Trump group says most of US economy backs Paris climate pact

BONN, Germany, Nov 11 (Reuters) - U.S. cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country's economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump's plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance said on Saturday.

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Anti-Trump group says most of U.S. economy backs Paris climate pact

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country's economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump's plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance said on Saturday.

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TPP countries agree to move ahead with trade pact without U.S.

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have reached an agreement to push ahead with the trade pact without the United States, by suspending some provisions from the original deal, Vietnamese and Japanese officials said on Saturday.

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Rare Bornean clouded leopards caught on camera in Malaysian reserve

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week, a rare daytime sighting of the elusive animals in the wild.

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TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive, much work remains

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed to continue working on the proposed trade deal despite early Canadian resistance in talks that had raised new doubts about its survival, officials said.

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TPP countries salvage agreement to keep trade deal alive

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have agreed on steps to move ahead with the trade deal despite resistance from Canada at talks in Vietnam that had put new doubts over its survival, officials said.

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U.N. aviation agency recommends weaker rules for biofuels: sources

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nations' aviation agency on Friday recommended scaling back criteria for biofuels used on international flights as part of a compromise with developing countries who felt the rules would be too stringent, two sources familiar with the discussions said.

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Fire trucks to spray Indian capital amid deepening smog emergency

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to use fire trucks to spray water over parts of its capital to combat toxic smog and dust that has triggered a pollution emergency, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend.

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Italy keeps foot on gas as it calls for early end to coal

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy is looking to phase out all coal power plant production by 2025 and boost the role of renewable energy as it seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, the government said on Friday.

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South Asia smog disrupts travel, sickens thousands in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two weeks of thick toxic smog has disrupted normal life in parts of Pakistan, with flights canceled, road accidents surging and nearly 15,000 people being hospitalized in and around Lahore, officials said on Friday.

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Father-son team plans Antarctic trek powered by renewable energy

LONDON (Reuters) - With solar panels tacked to their sledges and a biofuel made from wood chips to keep them warm, a British father and son duo will attempt to reach the South Pole relying solely on green energy.

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Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

LAMU, Kenya (Reuters) - The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash.

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In 'Fiji-on-the-Rhine', islanders stress climate risks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Fiji has turned a tiny part of Germany into a tropical Pacific island as it leads global negotiations on climate change, securing a stage for islanders' worries about rising sea levels.

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Italy calls for coal plant phase-out by 2025, gas to keep key role

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy called on Friday for coal power plants across the country to be phased out by 2025 and for renewable energy to play a greater role as it moves to reduce its carbon footprint.

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What’s at Stake in the Bonn Climate Talks?

The talks in Bonn, Germany, will play a significant role in the world’s response to climate change. But what, exactly, is going on? Here are some answers.

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India to spray capital from on high amid deepening smog emergency

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to try to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to get worse over the weekend.

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Japan sees 60 percent chance of La Niña pattern emerging by end of winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Friday that some characteristics of a La Niña weather pattern are continuing and that it sees a 60 percent chance of La Niña weather conditions emerging by the end of winter.

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Fiji spending soars to battle climate risks

(Reuters) - Fiji warned on Friday it faces soaring costs to protect itself from climate change and called on the world to do more to curb carbon emissions to protect poor island nations from the increasing threat of floods and cyclones.

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Australia museum, IBM launch frog-count app for a deep dive into pond population

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian museum has teamed up with computer giant International Business Machines Corp to count the country's native frog population, and they want amphibian enthusiasts to jump on board.

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U.S. proposes to reverse Obama rules on heavy duty vehicle 'gliders'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed to undo pollution rules on remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as "gliders," which environmentalists say generate as much as 40 times the pollution of modern engines.

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Bloomberg gives $50 million to aid shift from coal worldwide

OSLO (Reuters) - Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $50 million to help nations around the world shift from coal to combat pollution and climate change, expanding his funding outside the United States.

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Scientists decry Arctic oil expansion in letter to U.S. senators

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 37 U.S.-based scientists whose research focuses on Arctic wildlife asked two U.S. senators in a letter on Thursday not to open the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, according to a copy seen by Reuters.

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French institute suspects nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan in September

PARIS (Reuters) - A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident has happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, French nuclear safety institute IRSN said on Thursday.

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Dazzling Northern Lights display illuminates Finnish skies

(Reuters) - A spectacular multicolored display of the Northern Lights danced across the sky over Finland this week.

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Anti-Trump U.S. coalition tells U.N. climate talks: 'we're still in'

BONN (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. cities, companies and other groups said on Thursday that many in the United States remained committed to the 2015 Paris climate agreement despite plans by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull out.

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Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

LONDON, (Reuters) - A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday.

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U.S. weather forecaster sees La Niña chances at 65-75 pct

(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said La Niña conditions are predicted to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18.

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EU hits deadlock over license for Roundup herbicide

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU countries hit deadlock on Thursday on the future of weed-killer glyphosate that some experts say causes cancer, with the European Commission urging them to reconsider its proposal to allow its use to continue for five years.

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China may delay launch of nationwide carbon market: govt. researcher

BEIJING (Reuters) - China may delay the launch of the country's nationwide carbon trading market until early next year, Wang Zhongying, deputy director general at the National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute, said on Thursday.

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South Africa controls armyworm pest in maize crops

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has managed to control an outbreak of fall armyworm pests, which were first detected in January and mainly threatened maize crops, the agriculture minister said on Thursday.

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EU hits deadlock over Roundup herbicide license extension

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU countries hit deadlock on Thursday on the future of weed-killer glyphosate that some experts say causes cancer, with the European Commission urging them to reconsider its proposal to allow its use to continue for five years.

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EU fails again to agree on herbicide glyphosate license extension

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU countries failed on Thursday to agree to a proposal to extend the license for controversial weed-killer glyphosate by five years, prompting the Commission to say it will resubmit the proposal at the end of the month.

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U.S. farm study finds no firm cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

LONDON, (Reuters) - A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday.

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South Africa controls outbreak of armyworm pest threatening maize crops -minister

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has managed to control an outbreak of fall armyworm pests, first detected in January and which threatened mainly maize crops, the agriculture minister said on Thursday.

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South Korea says to fine BMW, Mercedes, Porsche units on emission rules breach

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of 70.3 billion won ($63.1 million) on units of automakers BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche citing violation of emission rules, the environment ministry said on Thursday.

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China will delay launch of nationwide carbon market: government researcher

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will delay the launch of the country's nationwide carbon trading market until early next year, Wang Zhongying, deputy director general at the National Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute, said on Thursday.

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EU strikes deal on carbon market reform

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union negotiators agreed to a compromise on carbon market reforms on Thursday, with the bloc keen for a deal this week to show leadership at U.N. climate talks in Bonn.

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New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour.

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Trump Ignores Climate Change. That’s Very Bad for Disaster Planners.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to prepare for bigger floods even as the White House is hostile to talking about climate change.

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Trump environmental nominees question climate science

President Donald Trump's picks for two key environmental jobs were chided by Democrats on Wednesday for their positions questioning the science behind climate change.

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At least four dead, 18 missing in Colombia landslide

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A landslide killed at least four people and left 18 missing in southwest Colombia, authorities said on Wednesday, as the country grappled once again with the deadly pairing of heavy rains and poor infrastructure.

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Angela Merkel’s Tortuous Path Toward a German Coalition

The chancellor and the leaders of three other parties are clashing over finance, immigration and climate as they try to form the next government.

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Democratic wins in U.S. state elections boost hopes for carbon trading

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. voters picked climate change advocates in a handful of gubernatorial and state legislature races on Tuesday, providing a potential boost to state-level efforts to fight global warming through carbon trading schemes.

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Animal activists who freed 2,000 minks lose U.S. appeal

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday rejected a challenge by two animal rights activists to the constitutionality of a federal law used to prosecute them for breaking into an Illinois farm and releasing more than 2,000 minks into the wild.

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Emerging nations urge rich to kick-start climate pact before 2020

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Emerging nations pressed developed countries on Wednesday to step up cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to kick-start the Paris climate agreement, saying the rich were wrongly focused on 2030 goals.

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BMW CEO calls EU car emission targets 'very very ambitious'

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's proposed car emissions targets will be tough to meet, BMW Chief Executive Harald Krueger said.

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Delhi schools shut for rest of week as toxic smog thickens, chokes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.

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EU plans credits, fines to boost low-emission car production

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union proposed tougher car emissions targets on Wednesday including a credit system for carmakers to encourage the rollout of electric vehicles and fines for exceeding carbon dioxide limits.

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Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

LONDON (Reuters) - Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases.

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Anger seethes on margins of historic clean-up in Nigeria's Delta

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nearly a decade after two catastrophic oil spills in the Niger Delta, a comprehensive clean-up has finally been launched in the southern Nigerian region.

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EU car-emission goals force Skoda to upgrade model strategy: CEO

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's new car emissions targets will require Volkswagen's lower-cost division Skoda to upgrade its model strategy, its chief executive said.

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Typhoon Damrey kills 106 in Vietnam, reservoirs brimming before APEC summit

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Vietnam's deadliest storm this year, Typhoon Damrey, has killed 106 people, while dozens of dangerously full reservoirs release water as the southeast Asian nation prepares to host a regional summit.

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EU plans credit system, fines to push low-emission car production

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union proposed tougher car emissions targets on Wednesday including a credit system for carmakers to encourage production of electric vehicles and fines for exceeding carbon dioxide limits.

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Business group pushes for U.S. flood insurance reform as December deadline looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest attempt to overhaul the U.S. federal flood insurance program hit a stumbling block, but a coalition of business and environmental groups renewed their push on Wednesday for lawmakers to enact an overhaul before the program expires on Dec. 8.

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Schools shut in India's Delhi for the week as toxic smog thickens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.