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Newborn lion cubs die in Gaza after winter storm

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GAZA CITY Four baby lion cubs died from the cold in a Gaza zoo after wind ripped protective plastic sheeting from their cage during a winter storm, the zoo's owner said on Friday.

Drought, animal disease threaten South African farmers

JOHANNESBURG South African grain and red meat farmers are bracing for hard times after dry weather conditions and an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease suspended meat exports, officials said on Friday.

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Climate plans could make Germany's 'no limits' Autobahns history

BERLIN The days of unlimited speeding on Germany's famously fast Autobahns could be over if the government adopts a series of draft proposals on climate protection put forward by its committee on the future of transport.

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

MILWAUKEE A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.

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Giant great white shark swims with Hawaii divers

Divers in Hawaii were watching a school of tiger sharks feast on a dead whale on Tuesday when a much bigger fish appeared out of the depths.

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U.S. judge blocks Atlantic seismic oil permitting during shutdown

WASHINGTON A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration's energy agenda.

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Tellurian's Driftwood LNG gets final environmental nod

Tellurian Inc's proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Louisiana took a major step forward on Friday as the U.S. federal energy regulator issued a final environmental report clearing the way for the company to seek a permit to build the export terminal.

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Saving a river: Pollution in India's holy Ganges makes it toxic

NEW DELHI The Ganges river, holy to most Indians, flows from the western Himalayas down to the Bay of Bengal through crowded cities, industrial hubs and some of the most populated areas in the world.

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EU Chemicals Agency proposes ban on deliberately added microplastics to combat pollution

HELSINKI The EU Chemicals Agency ECHA on Friday proposed a ban on deliberately adding microplastics to products such as cosmetics, detergents and agricultural fertilisers in the EU by 2020 to combat pollution.

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A.J. Gallagher’s 'clean coal' business draws ire of green investors

BOSTON Two of America’s best-known green investors are reassessing their stakes in global insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co after a Reuters investigation into the company’s lucrative side-business in “clean coal”.

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