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European tourists head north to dodge heat, summer extended as weather changes

Tourists and tour operators are expected to head to northern Europe in the future after a summer of crippling heatwaves hit southern Europe and left travelers wondering if cooler temperatures might suit them better.
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COP27: Children from Global South make their presence felt at climate summit
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COP27: Children from Global South make their presence felt at climate summit

Eleven-year-old Indian climate activist Licypriya Kangujam's dogged questioning of Britain's climate minister Zac Goldsmith about the fate of climate activists detained in his country was one of the most striking moments in the COP27 global warming talks so far.
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Parkour athletes switch off Paris lights one by one

Hadj Benhalima sized up the building in front of him then took a run at the wall, pushed off its surface with one foot, twisted around in mid-air and reached out to flick a switch a few metres off the ground. A clunk and brief second later, the glaring outdoor sign of the currency exchange store went dark.

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In Venezuelan oil town, solar-powered car offers escape from fuel lines

In Maracaibo, the once wealthy Venezuelan oil city, two innovators are trying to push a new trend: small electric and solar-powered cars that offer an alternative for people fed up with regular fuel shortages and long lines as the gas station.
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Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon forest

Brazil's environmental authority on Thursday granted an initial permit that will allow a major highway to be paved through the center of the Amazon rainforest, the minister of infrastructure said, in a move that threatens to increase deforestation.
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Stinky seaweed threatens Mexico's post-pandemic tourism boom

Millions of tons of stinky brown seaweed washing up along Mexico's beaches threaten a post-COVID tourism rebound as international tourists plan summer travel.

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Nigeria's homes are vanishing into the sea from climate change

When an ocean surge washed away Mureni Sanni Alakija's house in 2011, he took a loan to build a home farther away. But that too is no longer safe as the sea creeps inland in Okun Alfa, a neighbourhood in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.
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