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UN Chief Urges Action to Make Earth Carbon Neutral by 2050

UNITED NATIONS — World leader after world leader told the United Nations on Monday that they will do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels, but as they made their pledges, they conceded it was not enough. Sixty-six countri...
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When Was the Last Time You Saw a Monarch Butterfly?

GREENBELT, Md. — Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from it...
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Farmers Don’t Need to Read the Science. We Are Living It.

The New York Times Subscription FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Many farmers probably haven’t read the new report from the United Nations warning of threats to the global food supply from climate change and land misuse. But we don’t need to read the science — ...
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UN Report: Humans Accelerating Extinction of Species

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday. But it's not too late to fix the problem, according to the United Nations' f...
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NRA Has History of Promoting Gun Rights Outside US

BOISE, Idaho — The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from various politician...
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US: Alabama Woman Who Joined Islamic State Is not a Citizen

WASHINGTON — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. "She's an A...