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Japanese grape producers raise a toast to climate change

TOKYO -- Parts of Japan are warming to the effects of climate change, with farmers on the country's northernmost island of Hokkaido now able to grow …

Hokkaido

Europe Wanted Migrants Stopped. Now Some Are Being Sold as Slaves.

LONDON — African migrants in Libya face “unimaginable horrors,” the United Nations human rights commissioner declared. “Despicable,” the chairman of the African Union called their treatment. Several African countries recalled ambassadors in protest. Rwanda offered the migrants assistance.<p>The …

America's next retirement crisis could be that baby boomers are living too long

Baby boomers are expected to live longer than previous generations, and it's giving them anxiety about retirement.<p>Though people say they're happiest when they get older, many baby boomers — born from the 1940s to the 1960s — feel pressured to work longer to support themselves or, if unable to work, …

The Guardian view on child marriage: wedlock is a padlock for girls

What kind of place would set the age of consent at 17 – but allow pregnant girls as young as 11 to marry? Florida: its law is less progressive than Afghanistan’s. It is one of 25 US states that allow girls of any age to marry in certain circumstances, such as with judicial approval. Others have …

Gender

Income inequality is getting wider. If the stats count what counts

Forget all that guff about a growing gap between rich and poor, says Philip Hammond. Pay no heed to Jeremy Corbyn when he talks of how he will deliver for the many not the few, Theresa May says. The chancellor and the prime minister might not always see eye to eye, but on this at least they are in …

Economics

Why shrinking glaciers could mean more volcanic eruptions

AT THE end of the last ice age, around 11,700 years ago, Earth’s climate began warming rapidly. As the planet heated up, its vast glaciers fell back. …

Satellite imagery shows just how bad the loss of Arctic sea ice has been off Alaska and eastern Siberia

Where sea ice should already be present, there are just vast swaths of open water. The cause: storminess and massive inflows of warmth. With winter …

Nasa releases new breathtaking images of trillion-ton iceberg and other Antarctic ice shelves

One of the most alarming images that was taken this year shows the Larcen C ice shelf breaking off and drifting to sea.<p>Nasa's Operation IceBridge …

Greenland: 'The melt is winning this game' - CNN Video

CNN's Clarissa Ward visits Greenland to learn about how quickly the ice is melting and the effect it has on the planet.