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epa06124212 Emissions are seen from a factory at Broadwater in far northern New South Wales, Australia, 31 July 2017 (issued 04 August 2017. Australian media outlets report, 04 August 2017, that there is doubt Australia will meet emission cuts in the Paris agreement after a report from Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory revealed a trend of increasing emissions in Australia. The level of emissions has reportedly increased since the government repealed a tax on carbon intensive companies in 2014. EPA/DAVE HUNT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

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Emissions measures could be too low

Whether those climate-change goals are actually realized, however, will be difficult to say, at least with much certainty. The reason is simple: Calculating emissions is a highly inexact science.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi01maine101.jpg At Maine retreat, disabled veterans find sense of belonging

This weeklong retreat brings together military veterans who have survived devastating injuries.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/06/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/992388324.jpg Critics say Trump’s insults of Warren were a double scoop of misogyny, racism

Senator Elizabeth Warren labeled President Trump’s Thursday comments about her “creepy” and assured her supporters that she can “handle a bully.”

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/06/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/AFP_1776Q4.jpg There are no bullets or bombs, but trade wars have real casualties

While the stated goal is to protect US industries and safeguard sensitive technology, stories of affected companies are starting to multiply.

Nestor Ramos

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryan_improvements7_met.jpg A tourist asked for recommendations in Boston. And social media responded — with kindness

What if we all saw our city through the eyes of an earnest tourist?