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Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists
Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists

Beijing has ordered 2,100 factories to suspend or reduce production as part of its 'red alert' measures to deal with smog.

Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists
Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends
Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends

China's coal industry is now crippled by oversupply, but its companies are too big to fail.

Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends
'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21
'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21

The Eiffel Tower turned green Sunday for the opening of the Paris climate conference, marking the launch of an art project that will see "virtual trees" grow on the landmark to support reforestation.

'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21
Thousands join climate change marches across Asia
Thousands join climate change marches across Asia

Thousands turned out for climate change marches across the Asia-Pacific region, part of a weekend of action across the globe to demand results from next week's historic Paris summit.

Thousands join climate change marches across Asia
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Central Asian countries sign Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation with USA

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the USA have issued the Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation.

Central Asian countries sign Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation with USA
Canada PM and provinces to hash out climate strategy
Canada PM and provinces to hash out climate strategy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet leaders of Canada's provinces and territories to hash out a cohesive climate strategy a week before key international talks in Paris.

Canada PM and provinces to hash out climate strategy
French president calls for environmental 'security council
French president calls for environmental 'security council

French President Francois Hollande called for the creation of an "environmental security council" to verify and enforce measures to be adopted at a year-end UN climate summit.

French president calls for environmental 'security council
India's choked capital fails to collect new 'pollution toll'
India's choked capital fails to collect new 'pollution toll'

New Delhi has failed to collect a new "pollution toll" from trucks entering the city, just one day after the levy was introduced to improve air quality in the choked city.

India's choked capital fails to collect new 'pollution toll'
Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze
Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze

Malaysia closed schools in several states and the capital Kuala Lumpur due to choking smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming that has smothered much of Southeast Asia in smog for weeks.

Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze
Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks
Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is "reasonably optimistic" about a world climate conference due to open in Paris at the end of next month.

Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks
Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze
Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze

Visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to help Indonesia fight forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in haze as foreign aircraft joined operations to douse the blazes.

Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze
Wildfires more likely in warming world
Wildfires more likely in warming world

A warming climate could lead to a spike in wildfires, according to a study that researched the history of brush blazes in the Rocky Mountains.

Wildfires more likely in warming world
Malaysian PM urges Indonesia to act on smoke-belching fires

Malaysia's premier has urged Indonesia to act against those responsible for raging fires that have blanketed Southeast Asia in smog for weeks, as Malaysian schools closed again over health concerns.

Malaysian PM urges Indonesia to act on smoke-belching fires
Aral Sea poses threat to the world: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has addressed the problem of the Aral Sea during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

Aral Sea poses threat to the world: Nazarbayev
Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy
Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Energy suggests using the Irtysh River to save the Aral Sea, one of the worst environmental disasters located in Kazakhstan.

Irtysh River to be used for salvation of dying Aral Sea: Kazakh Ministry of Energy
Brazil's Rousseff pledges 37% cut in greenhouse gas emissions
Brazil's Rousseff pledges 37% cut in greenhouse gas emissions

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday promised big cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

Brazil's Rousseff pledges 37% cut in greenhouse gas emissions
California fires destroy over 1,500 homes
California fires destroy over 1,500 homes

More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed in two immense fires that have torn through California over the last week, causing millions of dollars in damage.

California fires destroy over 1,500 homes
Japan PM visits flood-hit town as rescuers search for missing
Japan PM visits flood-hit town as rescuers search for missing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a disaster-struck city north of Tokyo in the aftermath of massive flooding that killed at least three people.

Japan PM visits flood-hit town as rescuers search for missing
Ministers talk finance, seek to bolster climate pact
Ministers talk finance, seek to bolster climate pact

Ministers and diplomats from 57 countries gathered in Paris to discuss the make-or-break issue of finance in a climate rescue deal to be sealed in the French capital in December.

Ministers talk finance, seek to bolster climate pact
Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal
Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal

Raging wildfires have turned the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno, threatening the health and livelihood of locals.

Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal