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The global public health emergency involving deformed babies emerged in 2015, the hottest year in the historical record, with an outbreak in Brazil of a disease transmitted by heat-loving mosquitoes has given credence to the negative impacts of global warming. [The NY Times]

U.S. stocks tallied their third straight session of gains on Wednesday, led by energy shares as oil prices jumped, while better-than-expected economic data helped allay growth fears. [Reuters]

Clean energy is a major campaign issue in this week’s Ugandan election where candidates have been courting the electorate with their plans to increase international investment and boost the country’s economic outlook. [The Guardian]