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7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential complex, killing at least seven people and sending scores to hospital.
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New York City is about to shell out $2.5 billion for fancy electric streetcars

New York City is about join the ranks of US cities making a very expensive bet on a very old form of transportation: the streetcar. ...
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Volcano in Nicaragua spews gas and lava

Managua (AFP) - A volcano in Nicaragua that has been dormant for 110 years spewed gas and lava Sunday for the second time in a month....
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The U.S. Could Make a Fast, Cheap Switch to Clean Energy

...If gas was cheaper than solar and wind, the emissions were higher; when renewables beat gas on price, emissions went down.......
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'Snowzilla' blizzard pummels Washington, New York

Washington (AFP) - A deadly blizzard walloped the eastern United States on Saturday, paralyzing Washington and New York under a heavy blanket of snow as officials warned millions of people to remain indoors until the storm eases up....
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Big snowstorm hitting millions of Americans this weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A storm that arrived postcard-pretty in the nation's capital Friday was morphing into a painful, even paralyzing blizzard with gale-force winds pushing heavy snow and coastal flooding. ...
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Canada's Trudeau to DiCaprio: Your climate remarks don't help

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Leonardo DiCaprio to tone down his "inflammatory rhetoric" on climate change saying it was not helping those who have lost their oil-industry jobs....
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U.S. agencies say 2015 was hottest on record, shatters records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last year’s global average temperature was the hottest ever by the widest margin on record, two U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday, adding to pressure for deep greenhouse gas emissions cuts scientists say are needed to arrest warming that is disrupting the global climate....
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Italy confirms higher cancer, death rates from mob dumping

ROME (AP) — An Italian parliament-mandated health survey has confirmed higher-than-normal incidents of death and cancer among residents in and around Naples, thanks to decades of toxic waste dumping by the local Camorra mob....
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False emissions reporting undermines China's pollution fight

BEIJING (Reuters) - Widespread misreporting of harmful gas emissions by Chinese electricity firms is threatening the country's attempts to rein in pollution, with government policies aimed at generating cleaner power struggling to halt the practice....
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