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{FD} Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

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Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother. Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: Indians mark Diwali amid pollution concerns

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Diwali, a major Hindu festival for more than a billion Indians, includes lighting oil lamps or candles to symbolize a victory of knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness and good over evil. Continue reading

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{FD} Record number of whales counted in Argentina’s Patagonia

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Conservation groups say a record number of Southern right whales were counted this year in Argentina’s Patagonia region. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel to keep funding feeding ground for migrating pelicans

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Migrating pelicans can once again stop by for a mouthful of fish in Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} Greenpeace plane crashes in northern Brazil killing 1

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A small plane used by Greenpeace crashed in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest Tuesday, killing one of the five people on board, the environmental group said. Continue reading

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{FD} Greek officials say Athens coast clean-up nearly finished

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Greek authorities say they have finished cleaning up a section of Athens coastline polluted by a large oil slick more than a month ago, and the full cleanup operation should be finished within days. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

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The Australian government has rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of its energy from renewable sources and will instead pursue cheaper and more reliable power. Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: 3 rhino calves survive Indian floods, sent to zoo

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Three rhinoceros calves, rescued during monsoon floods over the past two years at a famed wildlife preserve in India’s northeast, were transported Friday to a zoo as part of a conservation program. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia launches European environmental satellite

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A Russian booster rocket has carried a European environmental satellite into orbit. Continue reading

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{FD} UNESCO: The UN’s educational, scientific, cultural agency

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Naming World Heritage sites — places like the Egyptian pyramids or the Statue of Liberty that are given a special U.N. status and protection — is one of the many programs run by UNESCO. Continue reading

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{FD} Probe blames poor evacuation plans in deadly Portugal fire

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News reports say an independent investigation into a Portuguese forest fire that killed 64 people has found that authorities failed to evacuate villages on time. Continue reading

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{FD} Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

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A volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns. Continue reading

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{FD} Thailand seizes rhino horns, arrests suspected smugglers

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Thai authorities have arrested two Chinese citizens suspected of smuggling rhinoceros horns worth about $300,000 through Bangkok’s main airport. Continue reading

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{FD} Vanuatu volcano evacuees face 2 more weeks before going home

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The 11,000 residents of a Vanuatu island who were evacuated from an erupting volcano will likely need to wait at least another two weeks before they can return home. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa sends 6 black rhinos to Chad, restoring species

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South Africa plans to send six black rhinos to a national park in Chad next year, restoring a critically endangered species that was last seen in the landlocked African country in the late 1980s. Continue reading

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{FD} Ban on sale of fireworks in Indian capital as festival nears

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India’s Supreme Court has banned the sale of fireworks in New Delhi and nearby towns, 10 days before the Hindu festival of Diwali, in a move to curb the capital’s deadly air pollution. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: At least 12 dead in capsizing of boat of Rohingya

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Police say at least 12 people have died after an overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the confluence of a river and the Bay of Bengal. Continue reading

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{FD} Norwegians won’t cause landslide in unstable mountain

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Norwegian authorities say they won’t try to provoke a landslide by pumping water onto a mountain where a major shift in the rock has been occurring. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Hurricane Nate moving fast over Gulf of Mexico

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The Latest on Hurricane Nate (all times local): 4:18 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Nate forms, heads to central Gulf of Mexico

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Hurricane Nate gained force as it headed toward the central Gulf of Mexico early Saturday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 21 deaths. Continue reading

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{FD} Man films himself atop Bali volcano, angering officials

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Indonesian authorities are urging people not to climb the active Mount Agung volcano on Bali after a video of a foreigner standing at the edge of its smoking crater circulated online. Continue reading

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{FD} Ocean conference raises over $7 billion to marine protection

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A global conference organized by the European Union aimed at better protecting marine life has raised more than $7 billion. Continue reading

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{FD} Air pollution high as India hosts Under-17 World Cup

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The stadiums have been renovated, the publicity posters hung. Continue reading

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{FD} Norwegians try to cause landslide in unstable mountain

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Norwegian authorities are trying to provoke a landslide by pumping water onto a mountain where a major shift in the rock has appeared threatening. Continue reading

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{FD} Nate takes aim at Mexico, US after dousing Central America

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Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey: 5 Kurdish militants killed near Mediterranean coast

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Turkey’s state-run news agency says security forces have killed five suspected Kurdish militants in an operation close to a tourist resort near the Mediterranean coast. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Tropical Storm Nate forms off coast of Nicaragua

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The Latest on Tropical Storm Nate (all times local): 6:55 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} System growing off Central America could hit US as hurricane

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A tropical depression developing off the coast of Nicaragua is expected to dump heavy rains on parts of Central America before strengthening into a hurricane that could touch Mexico and eventually reach the U.S. mainland, forecasters and officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be ‘new normal’

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he says scientists predict the extreme storms of this year’s hurricane season “will be the new normal of a warming world.” Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Ramon forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast

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A new tropical storm has formed off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar energy is fastest growing source of power

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A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally. Continue reading

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{FD} Vanuatu says most residents evacuated from belching volcano

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Vanuatu officials say they’ve all but completed the evacuation of an island where a belching volcano has been threatening to blow. Continue reading

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{FD} Chanel’s Lagerfeld goes chasing waterfalls at Paris show

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has outdone himself at Paris Fashion Week, creating a lush indoor canyon complete with a spectacular waterfall — all for a 20-minute Chanel catwalk show. Continue reading

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{FD} US yachtsman Cayard speaks to prevalence of plastic in seas

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U.S. yachtsman Paul Cayard says his life on the water has given him a firsthand view of the increase of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. Continue reading

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{FD} American woman’s mission: Rescuing dogs from Bali volcano

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An animal welfare organization founded by a Californian woman is making daily forays into the danger zone around Bali’s menacing volcano to feed hungry temple dogs and rescue village dogs left behind by fleeing communities. Continue reading

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{FD} Europe to commit $1.18 billion to better protect marine life

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The European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Vanuatu island exodus continues even as volcano stabilizes

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The evacuation of a Vanuatu island was continuing on Monday even after scientists said an erupting volcano had stabilized. Continue reading

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{FD} Top actresses marvel at Givenchy’s new chapter in Paris

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Some of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses flew into Paris for a glimpse of the new chapter of the storied fashion house of Givenchy. Continue reading

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{FD} Tradition pulls some to Bali volcano, others refuse to leave

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Dire warnings a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have caused tens of thousands to flee, but some who survived its last eruption in 1963 refuse to leave the danger zone while others are pulled into it by the power of tradition. Continue reading

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{FD} Bali authorities urge many who fled volcano to return home

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Authorities are trying to convince more than half of the 144,000 people who fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali to return home, saying they left areas that are safe. Continue reading

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{FD} Moo-ving tale: Race to save Bali cows from volcanic oblivion

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Bali’s gently lowing cows, prized for their hardiness and doe-like temperament, won’t become victims of the tropical island’s menacing Mount Agung volcano if villager Wayan Sudarma has any say in it. Continue reading

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{FD} Water may have leaked at Fukushima due to gauge errors

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Contaminated water might have leaked from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors after erroneous settings on water gauges lowered the levels of groundwater nearby. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia volcano may erupt explosively or menace for weeks

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Experts say a suddenly active volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is more likely to erupt than not. Continue reading

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{FD} Market for illegal elephant ivory surges in Laos, study says

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A new report says the illegal sale of African ivory in Laos is surging even as neighboring China phases out its own legal ivory market. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Thousands of cows still in Bali volcano zone

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The Latest on an active volcano on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Warnings that Bali’s volcano will erupt have sparked an exodus of people and another challenge: what to do with thousands of cows left behind by villagers. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesian official: More than 120,000 flee Bali volcano

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An Indonesian disaster official says more than 120,000 people have left the region around the Mount Agung volcano on Bali, fearing it will soon erupt. Continue reading

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{FD} Vanuatu orders evacuation of island with rumbling volcano

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Vanuatu officials have ordered the complete evacuation of an island where a rumbling, belching volcano is threatening to blow. Continue reading

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{FD} Popocatepetl volcano spews rock, dumps ash near Mexico City

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The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped ash over nearby towns. Continue reading

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{FD} Climate change may spell hotter summers for southern Europe

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Researchers say the likelihood of scorching summer temperatures in southern Europe is increasing because of man-made climate change. Continue reading

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{FD} Exodus from Bali volcano nears 100,000 as tremors intensify

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The exodus from a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is nearing 100,000 people as hundreds of tremors from the mountain are recorded daily. Continue reading

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