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The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. The move comes as climate change drives more frequent and severe wildfires, hurricanes — such as Hurricane Florence in 2018 — and other hazards. Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Formally Begins To Leave The Paris Climate Agreement

Under the agreement hammered out in 2015, the first day that countries can reverse the promises they made is Nov. 4, 2019. It will be another year before the American withdrawal is official.

Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolia, is a relative of poison ivy. It is one of the most damaging invasive weeds of agricultural and natural areas of Florida, Hawaii and Texas. Courtesy of UF/IFAS hide caption

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Florida Researchers Use Pests To Help Control Pesky Brazilian Peppertree Plant

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The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. The move comes as climate change drives more frequent and severe wildfires, hurricanes — such as Hurricane Florence in 2018 — and other hazards. Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Formally Begins To Leave The Paris Climate Agreement

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Principal T.J. Funderburg welcomes his mostly immigrant students during morning assembly at Cactus Elementary School. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Unskilled Jobs Draw Migrants, Changing Face Of Small Towns Across America

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Fatou "Toufah" Jallow says she was raped by former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh. She now lives in Canada but returned home to testify before the nation's Truth Commission. 2019 Human Rights Watch hide caption

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Beauty Queen's Rape Allegation Against Former Gambia President Sparks #MeToo Movement

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