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Earlier this week, President Trump pledged to end the "war on coal" by rolling back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era federal policy that compels US states to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. China responded Wednesday, reaffirming its commitment to investing in clean energy and honouring the Paris Agreement, an international accord to tackle climate change with progressively more stringent carbon emissions goals.

Courts in New Zealand and India have granted legal personhood status to three rivers. The strange status is meant to protect the waters from pollution, but the measure could lead to unintended consequences, while undermining efforts to grant personhood status to living beings who actually deserve it.