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US Forces G20 to Drop Any Mention of Climate Change in Joint Statement
Environment  (tags: climate ghange, global warming, pollution, oil, g20, usa, saudi arabia )

- 4 days ago -
Financial officials from the world's biggest economies have dropped from a joint statement any mention of financing action on climate change, reportedly following pressure from the US and Saudi Arabia.
In Big Win For Big Cats, China Approves National Park Larger Than Yellowstone
Environment  (tags: china, natural protection, national park, amur leopard, siberian tiger )

- 9 days ago -
In yet another example of a 'green revolution' in the country, Chinese officials have approved plans to establish a sprawling national park in the northeastern corner of the country for protecting endangered amur leopards and siberian tigers.
Sweden's Population Reaches Historic Ten Million Milestone
World  (tags: sweden, ten, million, people, population, increase )

- 61 days ago -
The population of Sweden now for the first time in history exceeds ten million people. Statistics Sweden confirmed at 7.47am on Friday that the population of Sweden has hit the ten-million mark.
Explorers Find Disease-Cursed City of the Monkey God and Nearly Lose Their Faces to Flesh-Eating Parasite
World  (tags: honduras, exploring, curse, disease, lost city, monkey god )

- 68 days ago -
Legend has it that the locals fled Honduras' City of the Monkey God in the 16th century fearing that it had been cursed with disease. Five-hundred years later, a group of explorers excavating the lost city became the latest victims.
Swiss Town Denies Passport to Dutch Vegan Because She Is 'Too Annoying'
World  (tags: switzerland, citizenship, passport, vegan, animal rights, cows, cowbells )

- 70 days ago -
Nancy Holten, 42, moved to Switzerland from the Netherlands when she was eight years old and now has children who are Swiss nationals. Ms Holten has campaigned against the use of cowbells in the village and her actions have annoyed the locals.
Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations With U.S.
World  (tags: germany, usa, europe, merkel, trump, politics, relations )

- 76 days ago -
Doubts are growing inside Angela Merkel's Chancellery that the incoming American president will mature and become a statesman. The chancellor is preparing for frosty trans-Atlantic relations while at the same time trying to pull Europe together.
Sweden Allows Wolf Hunt Despite Outcry
Animals  (tags: wolf, hunting, sweden, endangered )

- 82 days ago -
A top Swedish court on Friday allowed the hunting of 24 wolves early next year in a decision slammed by environmental campaigners who fear a shooting spree could put the species at risk.
Arctic Temperatures Soar to 30 C Above Normal
Environment  (tags: climate change, arctic, heat, temperature )

- 89 days ago -
The Arctic continues to run a fever. On Thursday, the temperature there was almost 30 C warmer than average, and it continued into Friday morning. Ocean buoys recorded temperatures near the North Pole of 0 C or warmer.
Doctors in Denmark Want to Stop Circumcision for Under-18s
World  (tags: circumcision, ban, proposal, doctors, denmark, children's rights )

- 104 days ago -
The Danish Medical Association said it had considered suggesting a legal ban on the procedure for children under the age of 18, because it believed circumcision should be "an informed, personal choice" that young men make for themselves.
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