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Tropical storm losing strength as it nears Florida, 20 dead in Dominica

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Erika was soaking Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Poland's Law and Justice party favors non-binding UN climate deal

WARSAW - Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party (PiS) is hoping that a United Nations' climate deal later this year will be non-binding, which could enable it to renegotiate current European Union emissions laws.

Environment, 28 Aug 2015

Waters off second Hawaii beach fouled by partially treated sewage

- Hawaii health authorities have posted warnings of a sewage spill at a popular beach once proposed to be renamed after President Barack Obama, marking the second time this week that a well-known stretch of Oahu's shoreline has been hit by such a mishap.

Environment, 28 Aug 2015

Obama lauds New Orleans' progress since Katrina, says more to be done

NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality.

Environment, 28 Aug 2015

Lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

- A thick stream of lava erupted from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday and had crept into the surrounding forest, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but it did not pose a threat to surrounding communities.

Environment, 28 Aug 2015
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