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Planet 'far away' on climate goals: study

The world remains far away from meeting UN-backed goals on holding back climate change, setting the stage for major damage without more ambitious efforts to cut emissions, a study said Tuesday.

dateOct 04, 2011 in Environment
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Wildfire razes Canadian town

A wildfire engulfed the town of Slave Lake in western Canada, forcing the evacuation of its 7,000 residents at the start of the forest fire season, authorities said Monday.

dateMay 16, 2011 in Environment
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Unnatural disasters

Global wildlife is facing an unprecedented threat from natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, warn scientists in a paper published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

dateDec 23, 2011 in Ecology
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LA bakes in record heatwave

Los Angeles baked in record temperatures on Monday, bringing sweltering scenes to the West Coast metropolis nearly a month after the end of the main August heat.

dateSep 27, 2010 in Environment
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How waste wood works for forests

At first glance, they may look lush and green, but many of the nation's forests also are chock-full of brush—often, invasive species and disease-transmitting biomass—just waiting for a spark. "One of ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Environment
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