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'Perfect Storm' Brews Over Australia's West
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Tropical Cyclone Isobel crossed the northwest Australian coast on Wednesday, causing little damage, but weather forecasters warned it may now link up with a deep depression inland to create a destructive "perfect storm".
Activists say No Coal in Italy
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Twenty Greenpeace volunteers ... climbed the 250-meter-high chimney of a power plant in Porto Tolle, Italy. They're protesting Italian energy company ENEL's plans to rely on coal for Italy's energy future. Several activists have now occupied the site for nearly 48 hours.
Giant Ice Shelf Snaps Free From Canada's Arctic
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A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, leaving a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake.
How to Cool a Planet (Maybe)
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Radical plans for keeping our planet cool enough for habitation if time runs out for other options.
Global Warming Claims Tropical Island
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For the first time in recorded history, an inhabited island has disappeared beneath rising seas.
Spain Set For Warmest Year On Record
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This year is on track to be the warmest on record in Spain, a country which was already hot before global warming set in, the government said on Tuesday.
Floods Hit South Malaysia, 30,000 Flee Homes
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Southern Malaysia has been hit by the heaviest rains in 100 years this week and resultant flooding has forced about 30,000 people to flee their homes, news reports said on Wednesday.