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We know climate action starts with cities

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‘Stronger cities are in every nation’s best interest.’ Photograph: Alamy

If we want to reduce emissions, cities are key. But they need to be empowered if they are to have an impact

May 5, 2016 — The Paris climate agreement, already signed by more than 175 countries, was successful in large part because national governments recognized cities’ progress in reducing carbon Continue reading We know climate action starts with cities

Dazzling Rio carnival climax gives Brazilians reason to smile

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BURST OF COLOR. Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 7, 2016. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP
Brazilians enjoy the glitzy spectacle, determined not to let the Zika outbreak ruin their partying

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Feb. 8, 2016) — Dancers – some nearly naked, others in elaborate costumes – strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival’s samba championship Monday, February 8, Continue reading Dazzling Rio carnival climax gives Brazilians reason to smile