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Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real....

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks
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PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming - with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world....

Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
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CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum....

Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
BEIJING (AP) -- Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air....

Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories....

Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii-based longline fishermen have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the state through the holidays....

After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks
PARIS (AP) -- Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen....

Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands
MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands (AP) -- Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands....

Tiny Marshall Islands face threats from global warming
MAJURO, Marshall Islands (AP) -- ATOLLS AT RISK...

Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change
MOSCOW (AP) -- When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming....