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Self-styled presidential ‘climate change candidate’ would wean U.S. off fossil fuels

The Democrat running as the "climate change candidate" in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy in Florida's Everglades on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world's biggest producer.

Seaweed washing up on Mexico's top beaches a 'minor' problem - president

An infestation of seaweed along large stretches of Mexico's Caribbean coast, home to many of the country's top beach destinations, is not a major problem, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday.

Monsoon covers most parts of cane, cotton, soybean fields in India

Monsoon rains have covered most parts of cane, cotton, and soybean fields in western India and some parts of rice-sowing areas in central and northern India, the country's weather office said on Tuesday.

'Storm approaching': firms fear for deliveries in shipping shakeup

U.S. furniture company RC Willey Home Furnishings is so concerned that new global clean air rules will cause transport disruption that it brought forward the shipment of arm chairs and sofas from China by two months.

Japan set for average-to-warmer weather in July-September

Japan is expected to experience an average-to-warmer weather between July and September, the country's official forecaster said on Tuesday.

Water shortage could cut India's food exports, minister warns

A water shortage could cut food exports from India, which has emerged as a leading supplier of a number of food products to the world, the water resources minister warned on Monday.

Outlook uncertain for Japan's whaling industry despite commercial restart

When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan's oldest whaling villages, she'd go down to the harbor with a bucket and carry it home full of freshly butchered whale meat.

Raw, fried or on a bun: the many ways Japan eats whale

Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale.

Explainer: What's behind Japan's support of whaling?

Japan has for decades been steadfastly defiant about hunting whales despite widespread anger, including from key allies like the United States.

Venice must be put on U.N. danger list, ban cruise ships: conservationists

Venice should be put on the United Nations' list of endangered cities and cruise ships should be banned from its fragile lagoon to prevent an ecological disaster, Italy's main conservation group said on Monday.

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