Duque de Caxias is sandwiched between the mountains and the sea and is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Now the city wants to take action to stop flooding and landslides.
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Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated from a cluster of islands in Indonesia and East Timor as deadly torrential downpours continue to cause widespread damage.
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An area of untouched rainforest the size of the Netherlands was chopped down or burned last year. The latest data paints a grim picture for what was meant to be a "landmark" year in the fight against deforestation.
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