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Biden pledges to double U.S. climate change aid

U.S. President Joe Biden told the United Nations General Assembly that he would work with Congress to double funds by 2024 to $11.4 billion per year t...

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Earthquake shakes Melbourne and southeast Australia

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has shaked Australia's southeast including the city of Melbourne.

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Lava from erupting volcano destroys homes

A volcano eruption on La Palma in the Spanish Canary Islands has destroyed houses and forced about 5,500 residents to evacuate.

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Rich nations must increase climate support funds

UK PM Boris Johnson has renewed his call for richer countries to increase financial support to poorer ones fighting the effects of climate change.

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Growing California wildfire spares group of giant sequoias

According to authorities, group of landmark giant sequoias has so far been spared by a blaze sweeping through a California national park. 

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Volcano on Canary Island La Palma erupts

Spewing fountains of lava and ash, a volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands has erupted.

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Philippines divers clear plastic waste from corals for World Cleanup Day

Joining an annual cleanup that aims to highlight the impact of garbage on the world's oceans, divers in the Philippines pulled plastic bags, drinks bo...

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UN warning over nations' climate plans

The world is still on course to heat up to dangerous levels despite all the promises to take action. That's the latest blunt assessment of the United...

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China's winter air pollution drive to encompass more cities

According to the draft presented by the environment ministry, China plans to include more cities in its 2021 winter air pollution campaign as Beijing...

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Blankets wrapped around world's biggest trees to save from wildfire

As blazes tear through California's world-famous Sequoia National Park, firefighters are wrapping fire-resistant blankets around ancient trees.