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Four killed as Tropical Storm Isaias pounds U.S. Northeast

NEW YORK Tropical Storm Isaias killed at least four people on Tuesday as it made its way up the U.S. Atlantic Coast, including two deaths at a North Carolina trailer park that was struck by a tornado spun off by hurricane-force winds. | Video

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EU eyes sustainable fuel quotas to tackle aviation emissions

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Japan's climate change efforts hindered by biased business lobby: study

TOKYO Japan's powerful business lobby Keidanren is dominated by energy-intensive sectors that represent less than 10% of the economy, resulting in national policies that favour coal and hindering attempts to combat climate change, a new study said.

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Investors launch climate plan to get to net zero emissions by 2050

LONDON An investor group managing more than $16 trillion on Wednesday launched the world's first step-by-step plan to help pension funds and others align their portfolios with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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Indonesia releases 25 sea turtles rescued in raid on poachers

KUTA, Indonesia Indonesian authorities released 25 green turtles into the sea on the island of Bali on Wednesday, returning them to freedom after they were rescued last month during a raid on illegal traffickers. | Video

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