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River people: Life along Asia's key waterways
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River people: Life along Asia's key waterways

From the flood-ravaged banks of the Brahmaputra to the disappearing wetlands of the Mekong, Asia's main waterways -- and the people that live along them -- are fighting for survival.

Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic
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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste.

Coal dust and smog plague lives on S.Africa's Highveld
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Coal dust and smog plague lives on S.Africa's Highveld

South Africa, like many developing countries, has placed a heavy bet on coal for its development -- a fuel that is plentiful, cheap and locally-sourced. But campaign groups say health and climate costs are high.

Plans for world's largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctic blocked
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Plans for world's largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctic blocked

A plan to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctic waters was shot down when a key conservation summit failed to reach a consensus, with environmentalists on Saturday decrying a lack of scientific foresight.

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Grim search for typhoon landslide victims as Philippines toll climbs
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Grim search for typhoon landslide victims as Philippines toll climbs

Hundreds of Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands Tuesday to sift through a massive landslide, with dozens feared dead in the region worst-hit by Typhoon Mangkhut as the storm's toll climbed to 74.

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe
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EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."

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Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos
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Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

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