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Hurricane Willa strikes Mexico's Pacific coast

The center of Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico's Pacific coastline on Tuesday evening with winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kph), buffeting buildings and dumping rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety.

Despite climate pledges, China struggles to break coal habit

In a former mining district in eastern China, authorities have shut dozens of pits and invested billions of yuan to resculpt the broken landscape, creating gardens, forest walks and wetland parks, as well as a small museum dedicated to coal.

Indian activists smolder over "green" Diwali firecrackers

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the use of "green" firecrackers for Diwali next month to try to curb pollution, but it was unclear how the rules will be enforced or whether there was such a thing as an environmentally safe firework.

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