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Dutch unveil big plan to fight rising tides

The Netherlands on Tuesday unveiled a multi‑billion‑euro, multi‑decade plan to counter the biggest environmental threat to the...

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

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Floods, storms and quakes uproot 22 million in 2013, numbers to rise

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Hawaii road crews preparing for approach of lava

Road crews on Hawaii's Big Island have begun clearing access roads in case a lava flow from a nearby volcano cuts a main highway.

Japan's whaling bid tested by world panel

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Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

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Leonardo DiCaprio named UN messenger of peace for climate

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Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

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Company to set $151m trust to pay for spill damage

A mining conglomerate will set up a roughly $151 million trust to pay for damage caused when one of its mines spilled acid‑laced copper sulfate and...