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Most life on Earth is already being changed by the warming climate, even though the rise in global temperature since pre-industrial times has been rather slight, researchers warned on Thursday.
 
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.
 
Faith group leaders, supported by Nobel Peace Prize laureates Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, called Thursday on sovereign wealth and pension funds to pull out from fossil fuel investments.
 
Climate diplomats push back against Trump
Stunned participants at U.N. 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 U.S. presidential elections a "disaster."
 
Conservationists dressed in crane costumes have helped bring the graceful gray birds back to Britain's wetlands after they were hunted to near extinction as a delicacy in the Middle Ages.
 
Air quality in central and southern Taiwan was poor on Tuesday, with fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in Yunlin County hitting hazardous levels, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said.
 
Mangroves key to survival for Senegal community
Pelicans, flamingos, monkeys and even hyenas are under threat in Senegal along with the livelihoods of the local people as thick clusters of mangroves are disappearing.
 
Buffalo roam again on tribal reservation
The men stood by the edge of the corral to mark the release of the first buffalo to run on the Wind River Indian Reservation in decades.
 
Hydroponics yields farm-fresh greens in icy Alaskan town
The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska's Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for northern-growing forests to take root.
 
The Paris Agreement to combat climate change becomes international law on Friday -- a landmark demonstrating that countries are serious about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter faster than scientists expected.
 
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