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Amazon animal rescue brings hope from blazes great and small

Xita, a tiny monkey with sad brown eyes, clutches her newborn tight. Both are fighting for their lives.
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Mexico to phase out use of herbicide glyphosate

Mexico will gradually phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate by the time the current administration ends in late 2024, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday, following a ministerial spat over the product.
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Good vibrations? COVID quiet time soothes Earth's seismic shakes

COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide led to the longest and most pronounced reduction in human-linked seismic vibrations ever recorded, sharpening scientists' ability to hear earth's natural signals and detect earthquakes.

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Jalisco investigates extreme pollution at Mexico's 'Niagara Falls'

A Mexican state has launched an investigation to determine the source of heavy metals and organic matter polluting a river that feeds what was once a spectacular water fall.

Climate

Youth urge adults to stop 'acting like children' on climate change

With children and young people increasingly at risk from extreme weather and out in the streets demanding faster action on global warming, efforts to respect and promote their rights in climate policy need to step up.

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Macron must take back 'insults' for Brazil to accept G7 Amazon aid

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the "insults" made against him before he considers accepting a $20 million (16.3 million pounds) offer from the G7 nations to help fight forest fires in the Amazon.

Toxics

Baptism by toxic water: Mine waste, sewage threaten South Africa's worshippers

At Fleurhof dam, one of many water sources across South Africa of spiritual significance, children run along the water carrying green and blue flags representing their churches. But researchers and scientists warn that contamination from nearby open mine sewage and waste puts worshippers at risk of water poisoning.

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Mexico City declares environment emergency as fires hurt air quality

Mexico authorities declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday for metropolitan Mexico City, one of the world's most populous megalopolises, as smoke from nearby wildfires pushed pollution to levels deemed potentially harmful to human health.

Population

Half urban population of sub-Saharan Africa still living in slums

Housing conditions in sub-Saharan Africa have improved dramatically since 2000, but nearly half the urban population still lives in slums, according to a major new study published on Wednesday.

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Rescue teams race to save hundreds trapped by Mozambique cyclone

Aid workers rushed to save people trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.

Toxics

Asia's coal addiction puts chokehold on its air-polluted cities

"Cities with the worst air pollution are all in Asia and a lot of it is to do with coal."

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Brazil court overturns ban on weed-killer glyphosate

A Brazilian court on Monday overturned an injunction banning products containing the popular weed-killer glyphosate, knocking down a previous ruling that had been set to disrupt the soy planting season set to begin this month.
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Brazil court overturns ban on weed-killer glyphosate

A Brazilian court on Monday overturned an injunction banning products containing the popular weed-killer glyphosate, knocking down a previous ruling that had been set to disrupt the soy planting season set to begin this month.
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Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift

Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe.
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