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Major snowstorm hits Chicago, heads toward New England

KANSAS CITY - A major winter storm swept through parts of the Midwest on Sunday, dumping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in Chicago area before tracking toward New England, a region still reeling from a powerful blizzard that struck only days ago.

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U.S. EPA chief hopes Pope will spur concern on climate change

ROME - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday she hoped Pope Francis' upcoming message to his flock on the environment would help galvanize concern about climate change and convince skeptics that "the science is real".

Environment, 30 Jan 2015

France delays pesticide reduction goal by 7 years

PARIS - France, the European Union's biggest agricultural producer, has delayed a target to halve pesticide use to 2025 from 2018 after plans to curb their deployment failed, the farm minister said on Friday.

Environment, 30 Jan 2015

Japan looks at 2030 energy targets in shadow of Fukushima cleanup

TOKYO - Japan began deliberating its 2030 targets for power generation on Friday, a process likely to turn contentious when nuclear restarts are considered even as the much delayed cleanup at Fukushima continues four years after the meltdowns there.

Environment, Japan 30 Jan 2015

Storms like U.S. blizzard may get stronger but less frequent: study

OSLO - Large storms like the blizzard that battered New England this week may become more severe but less frequent as the Earth's climate changes, scientists said on Thursday.

Environment, 30 Jan 2015
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