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Activists call for EU ban on fossil fuel advertising

More than 20 environmental and climate groups have launched a campaign calling for a ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorship across the European...

Faroese salmon exporter joins condemnation over dolphin hunt

One of the Faroe Islands’ largest farmed salmon exporters has condemned the slaughter of a large number of white-sided dolphins on the North Atlantic...

Huge California fire grows as Montana blaze threatens towns

California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow after destroying nearly 550 homes while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven...

Dozens of deadly fires devour Algeria’s northern forests

Firefighters and residents armed with simple tools are battling a rash of forest fires in northern Algeria that the nation’s interior minister said have...

Death toll from European flooding passes 180 as rescuers search debris

The death toll from flooding in Germany and Belgium climbed above 180 on Sunday after rescue workers dug deeper into debris left by receding...

Florida breaks annual manatee death record in first six months

More manatees have died already this year than in any other year in Florida’s recorded history, primarily from starvation due to the loss of...

China’s wandering elephants become global stars

A herd of wandering elephants in China have become international stars. Major global media are chronicling the herd’s more than year-long, 500-kilometre (300-mile) trek from...

Tourists fined for taking sand and shells from Sardinia’s beaches

Dozens of tourists will have to pay dearly for their souvenirs from Sardinia’s pristine beaches. Customs police on the Mediterranean island have issued fines of...

Deadly flash floods and mudslides leave thousands displaced in Sri Lanka

At least six people have died and five others are missing after flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka. More than...

3,000 eggs abandoned after drone scares birds in California

Some 3,000 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a Southern California nesting island after a drone crashed and scared off the birds, a newspaper...

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