Chloe Whittle

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Green movement 'greatest threat to freedom', says Trump adviser

The environmental movement is “the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world”, according to an adviser to the US president Donald Trump’s administration.<p>Myron Ebell, who has denied the dangers of climate change for many years and led Trump’s transition team for the Environmental …

Climate

Earthworm numbers dwindle, threatening soil health | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 30.01.2017

Earthworms help recuperate soil and enrich it with much needed minerals. But environmentalists are concerned as earthworms have come under threat …

Gargantuan offshore wind turbine crushes record for most energy produced in 24 hours

There’s a massive offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark breaking energy generation records left and right.<p>MHI Vestas Offshore Wind — a joint …

Renewable Energy

Sir Mo Farah: Olympic champion 'relieved' after US travel clarification

<b>Britain's four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah says he is "relieved" he can return to his US home after it was clarified that President Donald Trump's travel ban did not apply to him.</b><p>Somali nationals are among those banned from travelling to the US under the executive order issued on Friday.<p>That …

Here’s how we know Trump’s cabinet picks are wrong on human-caused global warming

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – which summarizes the latest and greatest climate science research – was quite clear that humans are responsible for global warming:<p><i>It is extremely likely [95 percent confidence] more than half of the observed increase in global</i> …

Climate Change

UN denounces Trump's travel ban as 'mean-spirited' and illegal under human rights law

Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the US from some Muslim-majority countries has been denounced by the UN's rights chief as “mean-spirited” and illegal …

Human Rights

Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

Ikea’s solar-powered Better Shelter lasts six times longer than a typical emergency tent and has already changed the lives of thousands of refugees around the world<p>When Hind and Saffa Hameed arrived at the Al Jamea’a refugee camp in Baghdad in 2015, having been hounded from their home in Ramadi by …

Private Sector

Donald Trump will eliminate landmark climate protection plan, says first post on White House website

Donald Trump’s first post on the White House website suggests destroying the US’s strategy to tackle climate change.<p>After President Trump took over …

Donald Trump

Ice crack to put UK Antarctic base in shut-down

<b>The British Antarctic Survey is to pull all staff out of its space-age Halley base in March for safety reasons.</b><p>The highly unusual move is necessary because the Brunt Ice Shelf on which the research station sits has developed a big new crack.<p>BAS officials say neither staff nor the base are in any …

Data capitalism is cashing in on our privacy . . . for now

The buzz at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was all about connectivity and machine learning. For some reason, the world’s …

The simple steel box that transformed global trade

<b>Perhaps the defining feature of the global economy is precisely that it is global.</b><p>Toys from China, copper from Chile, T-shirts from Bangladesh, wine from New Zealand, coffee from Ethiopia, and tomatoes from Spain.<p>Like it or not, globalisation is a fundamental feature of the modern economy.<p>In the …

Thawing Arctic is turning oceans into graveyards

Nasa research shows that ice-free summers are now imminent, posing a peril to us all<p>Something is happening to the floating sea ice of the Arctic, other than the well-documented retreat in its surface coverage each summer. Scientists are finding that Arctic sea ice is getting younger and thinner, …

Global Warming

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

<b>An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.</b><p>A long-running rift in the Larsen C ice shelf grew suddenly in December and now just 20km of ice is keeping the 5,000 sq km piece from floating away.<p>Larsen C is the most northern …

Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead?

Imagine this. In late 1936, shortly after the publication of his classic General Theory, John Maynard Keynes is cryogenically frozen so he can return 80 years later.<p>Things were looking grim when Keynes went into cold storage. The Spanish civil war had just begun, Stalin’s purges were in full swing, …

Economics

Bolivia's abandoned ski resort: A sign of droughts to come?

<b>Bolivia's largest city, La Paz, is currently enduring its worst drought in a quarter of a century. Glaciers in the surrounding Andean mountains are key to its water supply. Simon Parker visited the abandoned ski resort of Chacaltaya, where locals say they have been seeing changes in the climate for</b> …

Mobile phones are transforming Africa

DRIVE a few miles from the centre of Accra, the capital of Ghana, into the neat rows of houses that surround it and the paved roads disappear almost …

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish

Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Less than 1 …

Sustainability

Belfast's murals: Off the wall?

Once they were threatening symbols of paramilitary control, but now Belfast’s murals have new themes, as Jamie McDowell and Kerry McKittrick …

The great divergence

ONE of Joseph Schumpeter’s best-known observations was that successful businesses stand on ground that is “crumbling beneath their feet”. A danger is …

Scientists Have Found a Strange Lake Hidden Beneath This Volcano

Weird.<p>Scientists have discovered an unexpected reservoir of water comparable in volume to Lake Superior, hidden 15 km (9.3 miles) below a volcano in …

Canada's crashed immigration site caused by 'significant' traffic spike

As the results poured in on Election Day in America, so many people were evidently interested in learning about immigrating to Canada that the country’s immigration website crashed.<p>A spokesperson for the immigration department in Canada told FoxNews.com that the problem was caused by a …

Facebook Continues Its Push to Change the Data Center Industry

As Facebook prepares for more people streaming live videos and playing with virtual reality on its networks, it’s building new data center hardware …

Iguana Vs. Snake: See Where the Most Dramatic Nature Video Ever Was Filmed

Oftentimes, real life can be even more harrowing than an action movie but it’s rarely caught on film. However, Planet Earth 2 looks to be changing …

OPEC Has No Reason to Be Happy About a Donald Trump Presidency

OPEC’s job of trying to prop up oil prices has just got much harder.<p>With Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election, the 14-country …

Don't Give Up On the Planet

Welcome to the future. A future that me, and many Americans who put their faith in science, have been staring at in bewilderment, denial, and abject …

How America's new president will affect the global economy

From trade war with China to jobs turmoil in Mexico, Trump’s reign will pose new threats to already fragile world economy<p>Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections will have implications for the whole global economy.<p>Mexico<p>America’s neighbour to the south has most to lose from the new …

Economy

Earthquake shakes central Oklahoma

<b>An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.0 shook central Oklahoma on Sunday, causing substantial damage to dozens of buildings.</b><p>The epicentre of the quake struck the city of Cushing, about 50 miles (80km) north-east of Oklahoma City, at 19:44 local time (01:44 GMT Monday).<p>Tremors were felt as far away as …

Huge Puffin Die-Off May Be Linked to Hotter Seas

Hundreds of birds are washing up dead in the Bering Sea, causing alarm among scientists. It may be linked to climate change.<p>The tufted puffins started washing ashore on St. Paul Island in mid-October—first a handful, then dozens, then so many that volunteers patrolling to collect dead birds began …

Global Warming

Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change — here are 16 irrefutable signs it's real

Trump's stance on the environment contradicts thousands of scientists and decades of research, which has linked many observable changes in climate, including rising air and ocean temperatures, shrinking glaciers, and widespread melting of snow and ice, to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions …