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Kiribati Urges Global Ban on New Coal Mines

The president of the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is urging world leaders to ban new coal mines.  On a visit to Australia, Anote Tong said his island nation is "running out of time" in its fight against the effects of climate change, including rising sea levels. The Kiribati archipelago is a member of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a grouping of 40 nations considered most at risk from the effects of climate change. It has called for a new United Nations deal, due to...

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