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  • Toxic waste from US pot farms alarms experts

    Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.

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    Bangladesh weather to turn deadly by century: Study

    Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study.

  • Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide

    Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.

  • Hundreds battle wildfire across southern France

    Hundreds of firefighters are battling blazes across southern France, with one inferno spreading across 900 hectares of forest and threatening homes on the island of Corsica, emergency services say.

  • ‘Melted nuclear fuel’ found at Fukushima

    An underwater robot captured images of solidified lava-like rocks Friday inside a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago.

  • Wild lion nursing leopard cub

    While African lions have a habit of killing leopards, it is quite surprising to see a five-year-old lioness nursing a weeks-old leopard cub recently in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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    4 Asian countries have world’s most coal plant projects

    China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam have the world’s four biggest coal-fired power plants in pipeline. Together, they represent 82 percent of the 718 units globally under construction.

  • Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

    An iceberg, one of the largest on record, is set adrift after snapping off a West Antarctic ice shelf that is now at increased risk of collapse, scientists say.

  • Cycling for environment: Nepalese cyclists now in Bangladesh

    A group of four cyclists from Nepal, out on an adventure of a lifetime, to spread awareness on the need for protecting the environment, are now in Bangladesh.

  • 'Unesco withdraws objection to Rampal power plant'

    The World Heritage Committee of Unesco has withdrawn its earlier objection to the construction of Rampal power plant project at its current location near the Sundarbans, says a foreign ministry press release.

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