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Deadly floods devastate an already fragile Pakistan

Deadly floods devastate an already fragile Pakistan

More than 1,100 have died as record monsoon rains inundate the country, washing away bridges, roads and crop fields. Much of Pakistan is underwater.
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The most fascinating birds will be the first to go extinct

The biodiversity crisis will most directly affect distinctive members of the avian family. Get ready for a world that “is really simple and brown and boring.”
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Blinken says U.S. has a ‘long-term future’ in the Pacific Islands

The secretary of state promised a new embassy in the Solomon Islands and help on issues like climate change, as Washington vies with Beijing for influence in the region.
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Opinion: If we stop burning fossil fuels, will we end up with more plastic and toxic chemicals?
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Opinion: If we stop burning fossil fuels, will we end up with more plastic and toxic chemicals?

Shifting away from using fossil fuels for energy is essential for our climate future, but if we aren't careful we may unintentionally encourage a shift that is also unsafe and unsustainable.

Pacific Islands’ most important megaphone falls into discord
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Pacific Islands’ most important megaphone falls into discord

The future of an 18-nation group is in doubt after Palau abandoned it over a leadership dispute.
Exports of used cars are a pollution problem, U.N. warns
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Exports of used cars are a pollution problem, U.N. warns

Rich countries are sending millions of older, dirtier vehicles abroad, in a trade that’s largely unregulated, even as they mandate cleaner cars at home.
Rich nations vowed billions for climate change. Poor countries are waiting.
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Rich nations vowed billions for climate change. Poor countries are waiting.

Some delegates to a climate change conference in Thailand lament the shortfall in a United Nations program meant to help poor countries.
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