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'Honeymoon over', rules for U.N. climate pact may take two years

BONN, Germany A first United Nations meeting on implementing a 2015 global agreement to combat climate change showed it could take two years to work out a detailed rule book for a sweeping shift from fossil fuels, delegates said.

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From Easter Island to Stonehenge, climate change threatens iconic tourist sites

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and U.N. experts said on Thursday.

Environment, 26 May 2016

Eighty percent chance of first Atlantic cyclone: hurricane center

A low-pressure area centered between Bermuda and the Bahamas has an 80 percent chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

Environment, 5:35am IST

Timber smugglers could make Senegal's last forests disappear soon

DAKAR Forests in Senegal's lush Casamance region risk disappearing within two years because of illegal timber smuggling, one of the West African country's foremost environmentalists said on Thursday.

Environment, 26 May 2016

Chaotic urbanization puts cities in harm's way: UN

ISTANBUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The risk of man-made and natural disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, and national governments must do more to help municipal authorities protect residents through better planning, the head of the U.N. agency for human settlements said.

Lifestyle, Environment, 26 May 2016
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