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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Protesters push leaders to avert climate catastrophe
Protesters joined a worldwide wave of marches Saturday demanding leaders craft a pact to avert a climate catastrophe when they gather in a still-shaken Paris.
Austria's poorest town becomes a green model
Broke, remote and deprived of jobs -- just 25 years ago, the border town of Guessing close to Hungary was one of the poorest in Austria, a forgotten frontier along the Iron Curtain trail.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
A long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions contribute to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other climate-altering greenhouse gases.
Wolves have returned to a large national park on the northern outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out in the area under a hunt launched by the communist authorities.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
2015 hottest year in  record books, reports UN weather agency
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
Project ensuring forest stores carbon for decades
Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.
The black pearl of Tahiti is at the heart of French Polynesia's economy but is now highly vulnerable to climate change, and its fragile existence underlines -- in a small but exquisite way -- what is at stake in U.N. climate talks starting in Paris this month.
Pearls, a mainstay of French Polynesia, under threat
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Endangered white rhino dies at US zoo
One of only four northern white rhinos believed left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in the U.S. state of California.
The number of birds migrating south from chilly North America to warmer South America this time of year has dropped sharply compared to 2014, probably because of climate change, an environmental group said Friday.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
A first-of-its-kind examination of the Amazon's trees found that as many as half the species may be threatened with extinction or heading that way because of massive deforestation. Among the more than 5,000 tree species in deep trouble: the ones that produce Brazil nuts and mahogany.
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