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Chilling discovery: Arctic ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

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UN summit talks global warming

2011 is, so far, the world's tenth warmest year on record, despite the warming being masked by cooling La Nina conditions.

Bolivia: the trouble over TIPNIS, a 21st century challenge

The proposal for a 191 mile segment of highway that would pass through Bolivia's TIPNIS natural reserve and indigenous property is drawing strong protests and heated debate.

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From grime to green: Chinese city transforms

Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.

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French nuclear site rocked by explosion

On September 12, an explosion at Marcoule, a nuclear facility in southern France, killed one person and injured four.

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With walruses on thin ice, Shell pursues Arctic drilling

As global warming threatens the wellbeing of Alaskan walruses, the government has exacerbated the issue.

East Africa facing drought induced famine

Expected rains have failed to arrive for successive seasons in and around Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, causing severe shortages of food and water for millions of people.

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Summer months heat up West Papua conflict

Analysts of the West Papua conflict have observed an escalation in violent incidents through the year, with a pronounced uptick since May. Journalists and members of the West Papua community themselves have previously warned that the situation is deteriorating.

Salvadoran student killed in struggle against toxic gold mining

This story isn't about the community activist victims suspiciously killed in Cabañas, El Salvador, in the last two years.

Planned gas pipeline in Puerto Rico brings criticism

The project would cut diagonally through sensitive mountain forest regions, the largest on the island, home to much of Puerto Rico's biodiversity.

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