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Brazilian Amazon to ditch diesel for clean energy

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Weekly wrap: Kenya faces climate-linked drought emergency

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In Germany, a clean energy shift is politics-as-usual

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Kenyan Met Office predicts rains to fail sparking crisis worse than 2011

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Melting Arctic worsens Beijing’s pollution haze, study finds

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Unfinished business: Coal miners in South Africa walk away from clean up

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Coal power pipeline shrinks dramatically in boon for climate

The capacity of coal plants in pre-construction planning worldwide nearly halved in 2016, boosting hopes of averting dangerous climate change.After a decade-long coal boom, government...

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