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May 19, 2015
Britain 'turning grey' as gardens paved over
London (AFP) May 18, 2015
The English are famous for their love of gardens but many homeowners are now paving over theirs, turning Britain "grey", the Royal Horticultural Society warned on Monday. As more and more people opt to turn once luscious lawns in front of their houses into off-street parking, the problem is getting worse, with three million front gardens having been completely paved over since 2005. More than five million front gardens - one in three - now have no plants growing in them, while 4.5 million - o ... read more

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Australia PM advisor says climate change a UN-led ruse
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Nations fail to meet own climate fund deadline
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Science measures humanity's mark on extreme weather
Global warming since the Industrial Revolution is responsible for about three-quarters of certain heat extremes today, and nearly a fifth of unusually heavy downpours, according to a new study. ... more
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US will 'set an example for world' on climate change: Kerry
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Canada will match other industrialized nations' CO2 cuts: PM
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Australia Thursday said its plan to pay polluters to reduce carbon emissions blamed for climate change was off to a good start and would help the nation become a "world leader" in meeting pledges to tackle greenhouse gases. ... more
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