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Climate activists hold event to mark vanishing Swiss glacier


Mels, Switzerland Hundreds of climate activists paid their respects to a Swiss glacier on Sunday that is due to disappear over the next decade, the victim of a warming environment.

Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new U.N.-backed climate principles

UNITED NATIONS Banks with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, adopted new U.N.-backed "responsible banking" principles to fight climate change on Sunday that would shift their loan books away from fossil fuels.

Make climate fight 'sexy,' says Japan's new environment minister

NEW YORK Japan's new environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, pledged on Sunday to mobilize young people to push his coal-dependent country toward a low-carbon future by making the fight against climate change "sexy" and "fun."

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Big companies commit to slash emissions ahead of U.N. climate summit

UNITED NATIONS Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, organizers said on Sunday.

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Germany's Greens promise to strengthen climate plan after protests

BERLIN Germany's Greens said on Sunday they planned to use their strength in the upper house of parliament to sharpen a government climate protection package that disappointed many activists.

Deutsche Bahn sees big windfall from climate change package

BERLIN Germany's Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] expects the government's 50 billion euro climate change package to generate the railway company's biggest growth spurt in its 180-year history, the state-owned firm's boss said on Sunday.

Firefighters in Bolivia lose hope of taming blazes as burned area doubles

CONCEPCION, Bolivia Bolivian volunteer firefighters, exhausted from battling blazes sweeping rapidly across the country's lowlands, are starting to lose hope and retreat from the front lines of some infernos in the drought-stricken region.

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Special Report: The three young women racing to defuse a climate-change bomb

OVER THE NORWEGIAN SEA, NorwayBanking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that it seems for a moment as if the crew is about to ditch them all in the drink. | Video

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. | Video

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks buildings in Albania

TIRANA An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 and an aftershock only slightly weaker shook the Albanian port town of Durres on Saturday, rocking buildings there and in the capital Tirana and sending residents rushing into the streets and parks for safety.

World, Natural Disasters Sep 21 2019