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Northeastern U.S. braces for ‘crippling’ blizzard

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Northeast on Monday braced for a massive, crippling blizzard that could dump as much as three feet of snow as tens of millions of people were urged to stay home and airlines canceled thousands of flights.

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Severe La Nina weather events in Pacific may double due to warming

OSLO (Reuters) – Extreme “La Nina” weather events that cool the Pacific Ocean and can disrupt weather worldwide will paradoxically happen almost twice as often in a warming world, an international team of scientists said on Monday.

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Europe’s food fight shifts after GM crop vote

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Campaign groups and the biotech industry are digging in for a new round of conflict, following the European Union’s decision to allow member states to set their own rules on growing genetically modified organisms.

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Last year tied with 2010 as warmest on record: British data

OSLO (Reuters) – Last year tied with 2010 as the hottest on record, in a new sign of long-term global warming stoked by human activities, according to British data on Monday that back up U.S. findings of record-breaking heat in 2014.

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Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska’s Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along…

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U.S. East Coast braces for ‘historic’ blizzard on Monday

(Reuters) – A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of…

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Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska’s Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres …

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Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska’s Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres …

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Obama backs India’s solar goals, seeks support for climate talks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India’s ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support at global climate talks in Paris later this year.

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Obama backs India’s solar goals, seeks support for climate talks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India’s ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support at global climate talks in Paris later this year.

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