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Dismantling ski lifts and moving villages: Alps adapt to climate change

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Energy revolution spells doom for German village

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Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights

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US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

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Nigeria's parliament says Shell should pay $4 billion for 2011 oil spill

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Japan's new whaling plan will prove hunt is science - negotiator

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Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

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In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 corpse ship

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Air pollution costs EU up to 189 billion euros: EU agency

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Air pollution, chiefly from coal‑fired power plants, cost society up to 189 billion euros (149.86 billion pounds) in 2012 -...