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'Knocking on famine's door': UN food chief wants action now

The U.N. food chief warned Thursday that the world is facing “a perfect storm on top of a perfect storm” and urged donors, particularly Gulf nations and billionaires, to give a few days of profits to tackle a crisis with the fertilizer supply right now and prevent widespread food shortages next year.

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Faith groups increasingly join fight against climate change

On a boat ride along a bayou that shares the name of his Native American tribe, Donald Dardar points to a cross marking his ancestors' south Louisiana burial ground — a place he fears will disappear.

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Turkey's Erdogan: Refugee crisis from climate change coming

Presaging “hundreds of millions" of climate change refugees, Turkey's president said at the U.N. General Assembly that the world needs to find a way to contend with its existing refugees who are fleeing conflict.

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UN climate talks: Faint progress on money, none on pollution

Opening pocketbooks wider to fight climate change? That's looking slightly more doable. Closing more smokestacks for the same goal? Not yet sold.

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UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations.

UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change

UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change

The head of the United Nations called Thursday for “immediate, rapid and large-scale" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster. Ahead of the annual U.N.

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UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change

The head of the United Nations called Thursday for "immediate, rapid and large-scale" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster.

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