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Aiming to go green, German cabinet backs coal exit by 2038

BERLIN The German cabinet on Wednesday backed plans to exit coal as an energy source by 2038 as part of efforts by Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition to protect the climate and restore its green credentials. | Video

India's pollution regulator ponders coal plant penalties

NEW DELHI Authorities are assessing how seriously to punish the operators of coal-fired plants around New Delhi that missed a year-end deadline to fit equipment to curb harmful emissions, a senior official at the federal pollution regulator said on Wednesday.

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Slipping and sliding, first Germany-born panda cubs greet outside world

老虎机技术打法BERLIN Germany's only giant panda cubs took their first clumsy steps in public on Wednesday, climbing over branches and crawling on their bellies in Berlin Zoo as the world's media looked on.

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Investors urge drillers, miners not to take advantage of Trump environmental rollbacks

老虎机技术打法WASHINGTON A group of U.S. institutional investors urged energy, timber and mining companies on Wednesday not to take advantage of Trump administration rollbacks of environmental regulations, such as moving operations into public lands that are being opened up.

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Fewer boots, more sports shoes as Polish retailer CCC adjusts to climate change

WARSAW A succession of mild winters blamed on global warming has persuaded Poland's biggest shoe retailer CCC to shift its focus to all-year sports shoes and away from traditional winter boots, it said on Wednesday.

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Devastating Brazil rains likely spared most of Minas coffee fields

SAO PAULO The devastating rains that triggered landslides and flooding in Brazil's Minas Gerais state over the past week and brought more than 50 deaths apparently did not cause much damage to coffee fields in the world's largest production region.

Toll rises to 21 from New Zealand volcano eruption

SYDNEY The death toll from last month's volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island rose to 21 after another person died in hospital from injuries, police confirmed on Thursday.

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Indonesia's forestry ministry ends WWF partnership over fire row

JAKARTA Indonesia's environment and forestry ministry said on Wednesday it ended a 25-year conservation agreement with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) because the group let a forest where it operated burn.

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Hunger, fear and death: an Ethiopian migrant family's story

TULI GULED, Ethiopia First, drought in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region destroyed Asha Khalif Ali’s crops and animals. Then her husband and brother were killed in ethnic violence. She fled with her seven children, the youngest on her back, and watched their small faces grow gaunt with hunger as they sought safety.

New York State pension fund puts 27 coal companies under review

BOSTON New York state's top pension fund official said it was reviewing whether to divest from 27 coal companies and could make decisions on $98 million in holdings within two months.