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Erika no longer a tropical storm, loses steam over Cuba

MIAMI - Erika, a tropical storm that was losing strength as it hit Haiti with heavy rains and strong winds, fell apart on Saturday over eastern Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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An increasingly desperate Cuba turns to rainmaking

HAVANA - Cuba will begin a two-month cloud-seeding campaign over the eastern part of the Caribbean island in hopes of easing the worst drought in more than a century, Communist Party daily Granma said on Friday.

Water 28 Aug 2015

Poland's Law and Justice party favors non-binding UN climate deal

WARSAW - Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party (PiS) is hoping that a United Nations' climate deal later this year will be non-binding, which could enable it to renegotiate current European Union emissions laws.

28 Aug 2015

Waters off second Hawaii beach fouled by partially treated sewage

- Hawaii health authorities have posted warnings of a sewage spill at a popular beach once proposed to be renamed after President Barack Obama, marking the second time this week that a well-known stretch of Oahu's shoreline has been hit by such a mishap.

Water 28 Aug 2015

Obama lauds New Orleans' progress since Katrina, says more to be done

NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality.

27 Aug 2015