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Scaling Up Climate and Disaster Resilience for the World's Most Vulnerable

Exposure to climate and disaster risk is increasing globally, especially for the poor.<p>Herman Lumanog / Dreamstime.com<p>Natural disasters can cause …

Coal mining town Hegang on its knees as China economy shifts

The Communist Party's central leadership in Beijing is hammering out urgent reforms as the country's economy slows and transitions away from …

Earthquake with 4.7 magnitude felt throughout B.C.’s South Coast

After dozing off on the couch with an issue of New Scientist magazine, Fred Anderka awoke to a loud rumbling that sounded like a freight train passing by his two-storey log house on Sidney Island, one of British Columbia's Southern Gulf Islands speckled with vacation properties that mostly lie …

Dubai hotel fire: At least 16 injured as officials probe cause of blaze at The Address Downtown hotel

Investigators in Dubai have been working to determine the cause of a fire that engulfed a 63-storey luxury hotel on New Year's Eve three hours before …

Perth suburban beachside residents flee out-of-control bushfire

Residents in a beachside suburb of Perth have fled an out-of-control bushfire, which started just after midnight and sent embers flying into the suburban street.<p>In South Australia, farmers near the town of Mosquito Hill, 67km southeast of Adelaide, were counting their losses from an out-of-control …

Record flooding in the U.K. is just the latest symptom of both El Nino and climate change

December witnessed a spate of extreme global weather events, from deadly tornadoes in the southern U.S. to bushfires in Australia — and the latest development is a series of record-breaking floods in the United Kingdom, brought on by torrential rain starting in the first week of the month. …

Costa Rica Inspires the World by Being Powered on 99% Renewable Energy This Year

Finding sources of green energy is the next major move if the world has any hope in staving off catastrophic climate change. One amazing story that is inspiring hope in this global movement towards a more sustainable future originates in Costa Rica, which is already well on its way towards a …

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ISIS leader purportedly tells fighters: 'You are on the right path'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As ISIS fends off ground attacks around places like Ramadi and airstrikes by U.S., Russian and other forces, its leader purportedly fired back in an audio message that surfaced online Saturday, mocking the Western coalition aligned against him, threatening Israel and trying to boost his own …

8 people killed in Dallas suburbs in storms that produced tornado

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least eight people were killed in the Dallas area during Saturday's outbreak of storms, authorities said.<p>Officials believe four deaths were related to vehicles struck by a tornado that touched down in the southeast part of Garland, police spokesman Officer Joe Harn said.<p>Details on the …

Waterbirds in eastern Australia at lowest breeding level on record

A stocktake of waterbirds in eastern Australia has shown the lowest breeding level on record.<p>The annual aerial survey, conducted by the Centre for …

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Native American San Carlos Apache tribe takes on BHP, Rio Tinto over plans to mine sacred site

A group of Native Americans in Arizona is taking on two Australian resources giants to try to save a sacred desert campground from being destroyed by …

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