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Factbox: Climate change plans of the leading U.S. Democratic candidates 23.1.2020 Reuters: World News
The leading Democratic candidates all believe climate change is an existential threat to the planet and have vowed to bring U.S. greenhouse gas emissions down to net-zero by 2050.
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MPCA estimates greenhouse gas emissions for Winona Co. dairy farm expansion 23.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After Minnesota’s appeals court revoked a controversial permit for a proposed dairy farm expansion in Winona County, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a draft permit and an additional environmental review that shows the project’s potential impacts to the climate.
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Strong winds and scorching heat reignite Australia's bushfire danger 23.1.2020 Reuters: Top News
Soaring temperatures and strong winds stoked bushfires in Australia's southeast on Thursday, with Sydney forecast to hit 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit) following a few days of cooler weather.
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Australia's bushfire danger returns as Sydney faces scorching heat 23.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Soaring temperatures are set to stoke simmering bushfires in Australia's southeast on Thursday, with Sydney forecast to hit 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit) following a few days of reprieve.
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Pakistan bans use of open-loop scrubbers to clean fuel in local waters 22.1.2020 Reuters: Money News
Pakistan has prohibited the use of open-loop scrubbers by ships in its waters, the latest country to tighten restrictions on the use of the cleaning devices which strip sulphur from marine fuel and empty the residue in the sea, a regulatory note ...
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Warren calls on big U.S. banks to disclose preparation for climate risk 22.1.2020 Reuters: Money News
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, is asking the biggest U.S. banks for details on their assessments of and preparations for risks related to global warming.
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Nearly 450 Schools In Bangkok Shut Due To Heavy Pollution 22.1.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Authorities in the Thai capital ordered nearly 450 schools to close on Wednesday as pollution levels reached dangerously unhealthy levels.
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Nearly 450 schools shut as pollution chokes Thai capital 22.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Authorities in the Thai capital ordered nearly 450 schools to close on Wednesday as pollution levels reached dangerously unhealthy levels.
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Colorado woman sentenced to 14 years in toddler son’s death 22.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A judge has sentenced a Colorado woman to 14 years in prison for the role she played in the death of her almost 2-year-old son in 2018.
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F1 changes planned Miami GP layout after local opposition 22.1.2020 Reuters: Sports News
Formula One and the organisers of a Miami Grand Prix planned for 2021 have changed the proposed layout and race schedule after objections from local residents worried about excessive noise and air pollution.
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Colorado oil and gas producer KP Kauffman to pay $3.5 million in fines, repairs in air pollution settlement 22.1.2020 Denver Post: Business
Federal and state authorities have reached a settlement agreement that would compel Denver-based oil and gas producer KP Kauffman to pay $1 million and spend $2.5 million more improving pollution controls at 67 facilities in Colorado to resolve alleged violations of air quality laws.
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Unhealthy air quality expected for Denver metro area 22.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Air quality in the seven-county metropolitan area is expected to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive people and indoor burning restrictions are posted and health officials urge motorists to limit driving if possible. 
Australian prime minister says removing hazards as important as reducing emissions 22.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said removing flammable vegetation is as important as reducing emissions if Australia is to prevent future bushfires, comments that are likely to stoke public anger.
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Artificial Lungs Put Up In Mumbai Start Turning Black Within A Week 21.1.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
A pair of artificial lungs, put up in Mumbai's Bandra to highlight the adverse effects of pollution, has started turning black within just a week of installation, drawing attention to the city's...
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“He was like the Holy Grail”: The life and legend of America’s most famous wild horse 21.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Over the last decade, Picasso became an object of devotion to a legion of fans that track his every movement online, on Facebook pages dedicated to the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin .
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6 themes WEF 2020 hopes to address 21.1.2020 Rediff: Business
The world wants to halt climate change, but do it without affecting economic growth and consumption. This fundamental contradiction is the key theme at Davos 2020.
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Smog forces Bangkok schools to shut, but respite in doubt due to crop burning 21.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Thailand's capital on Tuesday ordered schools closed due to unhealthy levels of air pollution, and there were doubts whether the situation would improve in the coming months as farmers burn their sugarcane crop in the harvest season.
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Why Modi government’s LPG scheme has failed to take off in Odisha’s forest-dependent villages 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
Around 75% of the residents of one village have received an LPG connection. But only 5% refill it regularly.
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Australian bushfires hit coal output, hazardous conditions to return 21.1.2020 Reuters: Top News
Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities said a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions would end within days.
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Australian bushfires hit coal output, conditions to worsen 21.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities cautioned a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions could end within days.
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