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Chernobyl 'protected for a century' by new Confinement Arch

There were celebrations at Chernobyl on Tuesday because a feat of engineering has emerged from the ashes of its nuclear disaster.

There were celebrations at Chernobyl on Tuesday because a feat of engineering has emerged from the ashes of its nuclear disaster.

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A dire climate warning for the Arctic

A new study says the the Arctic is experiencing rapid change "beyond anything previously experienced" and in ways that will fundamentally affect both people and ecosystems.

A new study says the the Arctic is experiencing rapid change "beyond anything previously experienced" and in ways that will fundamentally affect both people and ecosystems.

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COP22: Agreement reached at Marrakech climate talks

As the United Nations’ climate talks came to an end, countries pledged on Friday November 18 to move forward with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

As the United Nations’ climate talks came to an end, countries pledged on Friday November 18 to move forward with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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Digging deep to help Europe's soil

European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and…

European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and…

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Countries appeal to Trump over climate change as COP22 ends

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace have welcomed the united front displayed by nearly 200 countries in Marrakesh in the face of Donald Trump’s campaign threat to quit the Paris accord on climate…

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace have welcomed the united front displayed by nearly 200 countries in Marrakesh in the face of Donald Trump’s campaign threat to quit the Paris accord on climate…

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China ready to step into US's shoes if Donald Trump quits Paris climate treaty

With the world facing a new American leader-in-waiting who says he wants to pull out of the Paris Climate deal, China says it is ready for global leadership against climate change.

With the world facing a new American leader-in-waiting who says he wants to pull out of the Paris Climate deal, China says it is ready for global leadership against climate change.

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World set for new heat record

World set for a new heat record in 2016 Will Donald Trump pull out of Paris Climate deal?

World set for a new heat record in 2016 Will Donald Trump pull out of Paris Climate deal?

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Climate change's devastating effects on Europe's nature, health and economy

Global warming is expected to continue with its share of devastating weather patterns: heavy rainfalls, floods, extreme droughts and lasting effects on nature, the economy and people’s…

Global warming is expected to continue with its share of devastating weather patterns: heavy rainfalls, floods, extreme droughts and lasting effects on nature, the economy and people’s…

Environment

Morocco launches Triple A initiative to challenge climate change

COP 22 host nation Morocco takes over from France to launch the Triple A initiative (Adapting African Agriculture) to the challenges of climate change. Morocco faces the same difficulties as other Af

COP 22 host nation Morocco takes over from France to launch the Triple A initiative (Adapting African Agriculture) to the challenges of climate change. Morocco faces the same difficulties as other Af

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Protesters highlight New Delhi's soaring air pollution ahead of COP22

As leaders and experts prepare to meet at the COP22 climate conference, protesters have been out in force in New Delhi to highlight the city’s soaring air…

As leaders and experts prepare to meet at the COP22 climate conference, protesters have been out in force in New Delhi to highlight the city’s soaring air…

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World's largest oasis threatened by climate change

Morocco launches a sustainable environmental protection program promoting local products and ecotourism as well as the conservation and development of oases

Morocco launches a sustainable environmental protection program promoting local products and ecotourism as well as the conservation and development of oases

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The Big Polluters with Patricia Espinosa, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), faces her greatest challenge: implementing the ambitious Paris Agreement in the fight agai

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), faces her greatest challenge: implementing the ambitious Paris Agreement in the fight agai

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Morocco cleans up its act for COP 22

The COP 22 climate conference will soon begin in Casablanca, Morocco, and ahead of the event the country is mobilising to raise awareness of rubbish and pollution problems, and engaging the people the

The COP 22 climate conference will soon begin in Casablanca, Morocco, and ahead of the event the country is mobilising to raise awareness of rubbish and pollution problems, and engaging the people the

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Penguin paradise - world's largest marine park agreed for Antarctica

24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.

24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.

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Could new petrol cars be banned from EU's roads by 2030?

Banning new petrol and diesel cars from EU roads by 2030 is unrealistic without more incentives to develop electric-powered alternatives, campaigners say.

Banning new petrol and diesel cars from EU roads by 2030 is unrealistic without more incentives to develop electric-powered alternatives, campaigners say.

Environment

Road to Cop 22: protecting Morocco's coastline

Morocco's Blue Belt initiative aims to encourage sustainable fishing, from seas and lakes to consumers' plates, to allow marine resources to renew themselves.

Morocco's Blue Belt initiative aims to encourage sustainable fishing, from seas and lakes to consumers' plates, to allow marine resources to renew themselves.

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Road to Cop22: green tourism in Marrakech

The Moroccan city of Marrakech, which is hosting the Cop22 climate change summit in November, has dedicated itself to eco-tourism.

The Moroccan city of Marrakech, which is hosting the Cop22 climate change summit in November, has dedicated itself to eco-tourism.

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'Historic' climate change deal reached in Rwanda

Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.

Countries agree to reduce emissions of Hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases in a major milestone for combating climate change.

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Hollywood actress arrested at pipeline protest

Shailene Woodley has been arrested in North Dakota while protesting against a planned pipeline that Native Americans say will desecrate sacred land and damage the environment.

Shailene Woodley has been arrested in North Dakota while protesting against a planned pipeline that Native Americans say will desecrate sacred land and damage the environment.