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UN climate body to probe Himalayan glacier forecast

The UN's panel of climate scientists said on Monday it would probe claims its doomsday prediction for the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers was wrong as an expert said he had warned of the mistake.

 

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Haiti earthquake, deforestation heighten landslide risk

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The combination of widespread deforestation and the recent earthquake in Haiti could lead to more landslides in the already hard-hit country, scientists say. Many of Haiti’s people, the poorest in the Americas, routinely cut down trees for fuel, either to burn “raw” or turn into charcoal.

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Relief efforts intensified for Haiti

International rescuers on Monday were battling heat and fatigue to look for any survivors still trapped under the rubble in Port-au-Prince six days after the earthquake in Haiti, and doctors were going all out to treat the injured.

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Citi caps year of red ink with big quarterly loss

Citigroup said Tuesday it suffered a net loss of 7.6 billion dollars in the final quarter of 2009, capping another year in red ink as the battered financial giant struggled to emerge from the financial crisis.

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