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Trudeau tells UN Canada has failed its indigenous people

New York - Declaring that Canada is "no land of wonders," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations on Thursday that his country was working to address failures in the treatment of its indigenous people.

France hopeful of persuading Trump to stay in climate accord

New York - A hopeful France set out at the United Nations Monday to persuade the United States to stay in the Paris climate agreement, as Donald Trump's administration insisted it was not changing gears.

Carbon 'budget' may be bigger than thought: study

Paris - An ambitious goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is still within reach, said researchers Monday who calculated humanity may have a larger allowable "budget" for burning carbon than previously thought.

US looks to work with Paris climate accord 'partners': Tillerson

Washington - After a succession of mixed messages on the US stance on climate change, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the Trump administration was seeking "ways in which we can work with partners in the Paris climate accord.

US signals softer stance on Paris climate pact: EU official

Montr - A US envoy has signaled that President Donald Trump may be ready to soften his stance on the Paris climate pact, a European official said at a summit in Canada on Saturday.

US says it will withdraw from Paris accord without more favorable terms

Montr - The White House pushed back Saturday at a European suggestion it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting Washington will withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favorable terms.

Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accord

Montr - Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union.

Bleak outlook for Asian glaciers: climate study

Paris - Asia's mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by century's end, with dire consequences for millions of people who rely on them for fresh water, researchers said Wednesday.

Climate change threatens Latin America coffee producers

Washington - Climate change is threatening the Latin American zones most favorable for growing coffee, according to a study out Monday that warns seed production could drop by nearly 90 percent by 2050.

Pope slams climate change deniers as 'stupid'

Pope Francis on Monday slammed climate change doubters as "stupid" in the wake of a spate of hurricanes that have thrashed the US, Mexico and the Caribbean."Those who deny it (climate change) should go to the scientists and ask them.

Tampa Bay seen as most vulnerable to hurricane

Tampa - With its white sand beaches, high-rise hotels and millions living near sea level, the metropolitan area of Tampa Bay is considered among the most likely places in the United States to be devastated by a massive hurricane.The coastal cities of St.

Vulnerable Pacific states demand urgent climate action

Apia - Pacific island leaders on Friday demanded urgent action from the global community to address climate change, following fresh warnings that the region would be hit harder than anywhere else on Earth.

Oil-rich Norway struggles to beat its 'petroholism'

Oslo - For climate reasons as much as economic prudence, Norway is trying to cut its dependence on oil, a godsend that has made the small Scandinavian country rich beyond its dreams -- which is exactly what makes it hard to pass up.

Hurricane-hit Antigua and Barbuda 'living consequences of climate change'

Washington - Island nations devastated by Hurricane Irma are "living the consequences of climate change," said the prime minister of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda on Thursday.

Pacific islands can't tackle climate change alone: World Bank

Apia - Climate change will hit the Pacific harder than anywhere else on Earth and the region's tiny island nations need major international aid to deal with the challenge, the World Bank said Thursday.

Fear and sweating in Pakistan's hottest cities

Sibi - After hours toiling at construction sites in 50 degree-plus heat, Lakhmir Brahmani finds little relief from the sun other than a donkey-powered fan during the dog days of summer in one of Pakistan's hottest cities.

Australia has hottest winter on record

Sydney - Australia experienced its hottest winter on record this year amid a long-term warming trend largely attributed to climate change, the weather bureau said Friday.Maximum daytime temperatures were 1.9 degrees Celsius (3.

'Bigger and stronger' storms on the horizon: experts

Paris - Scientists say the devastating intensity of hurricanes such as Harvey is consistent with global warming trends -- rising seas, warming oceans, hotter air -- and warn of "bigger and stronger" storms to come.

Hurricanes and typhoons: cyclones by another name

Paris - No matter what they are called -- cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons -- the giant tropical storms that form in oceans near the Americas and Asia can be deadly, destructive and terrifyingly capricious.

Storms felled record number of trees in Poland: officials

Poland - It will take two years to clear the tens of thousands of trees smashed by the weekend storms that devastated Poland's forests, the country's forest service said Wednesday.

Melting of Greenland glacier to speed up: study

Miami - The Greenland ice sheet is likely to melt faster in the years to come, despite a recent slowdown, researchers said Wednesday after making a new discovery about the way glaciers move.

Wildfires hit Greenland after record temperatures

Stockholm - Police in Greenland warned people to stay away from western areas of the island as wildfires scorched swathes of scrubland.

Global warming alters timing of floods in Europe: study

Washington - Global warming is altering the timing of floods in Europe, making some rivers swell early and others later than usual, a phenomenon that impacts farming and daily life across the region, researchers said Thursday.

Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016: report

Washington - The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted, a global climate report said Thursday.

UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

Seoul - The world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday.

Government report sees drastic climate change impact in US: NYT

Washington - Average US temperatures have risen dramatically and fast, with recent decades the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a draft federal government report cited by The New York Times on Tuesday.

European heatwave deaths could skyrocket: climate study

Paris - Deaths due to extreme weather in Europe could increase fifty-fold from an estimated 3,000 per year recently to 152,000 by century's end if global warming is not reined in, researchers warned Saturday.

US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit

Washington - The United States announced Friday it would still take part in international climate change negotiations in order to protect its interests, despite its planned withdrawal from the Paris accord on global warming.

Bloomberg outlines plan to quantify US climate efforts

New York - Billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg and the governor of California announced Wednesday a plan to quantify efforts by US states, cities and businesses to drive down greenhouse gas emissions.

Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Paris - A Delaware-sized iceberg, one of the largest ever seen, was set adrift after snapping from a West Antarctic ice shelf that will be closely watched for signs of collapse, scientists said Wednesday.
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