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Die heimliche Veränderung der Welt

Am Ende herrscht Entsetzen: Die Uno-Klimatagung in Peru hat sich nicht auf konkrete Schritte zur Minderung der Treibhausgase einigen können. Und doch …

Umwelt

Erderwärmung: Die globale Katastrophe kommt

Die Temperatur steigt, der Meeresspiegel auch. Nie waren mehr Treibhausgase in der Atmosphäre als heute. Und immer noch bleibt das nötige Handeln aus. Der neue Klimabericht ist da.<p>Wenn nicht schnell und entschlossen gehandelt werde, drohe eine tiefgreifende und irreversible Veränderung des …

UN report: Climate change has permanently ruined farmland the size of France

There may be those who feel the apocalyptic plot of the new Hollywood film Interstellar seems a bit far-fetched, with humans forced to look for an …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting

Industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat<p>When American geologist Ulyana Horodyskyj set up a mini weather station at 5,800m on Mount Himlung, on the Nepal-Tibet border, she looked east towards Everest and was shocked. The world's …

Out of Eden Walk: Wüstenwanderung auf den Spuren der Menschheit

199 Tage lang lief Reporter Paul Salopek 1255 Kilometer durch das alte Hedschas-Königreich Saudi-Arabiens - durch eine Wüste, in der nur selten jemand zu Fuß unterwegs ist. Ein Reisebericht.<p>Wadi Wasit ist eine Quelle des Vergessens. Wir erreichen sie an einem glühend heißen Augusttag. Die Hälfte …

Der Mensch bohrt und die Erde bebt

In Oklahoma steigt die Zahl der Erdbeben seit Jahren rapide. Geophysiker liefern neue Beweise dafür, dass wohl Öl- und Gasförderung die heftigen …

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

This is a recipe that I found on a hand-typed recipe card (as in, it was typed on a typewriter) tucked inside of one of my grandmother’s cookbooks. I …

10 Reasons Women Need to Solo Travel

In August 2007, I sent myself to Edinburgh, Scotland as a graduation (I graduated with a Master of Science, Management degree) and birthday gift. This wasn't my first time to Edinburgh, but it was my first time as a solo traveler. Was I nervous? Yes, I was. And it surprised me.<p>I stayed in a hostel, …

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Annecy, France

Paris may have dibs on big city romance, but when it comes to the ultimate romantic French weekend getaway, few towns can surpass Annecy. This …

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Montréal

Winter in Montréal can be brutal—and beautiful. Couples willing to bundle up are rewarded with one of the most romantic cities in North America, …

7 Places You Should Visit in 2014

<i>Photo of Mexico courtesy by Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Is Brazil on your bucket list this year? How about Haiti? We've got the inside scoop on some surprising places you should visit this year, where you should proceed with caution, and which spots to re-think visiting …

Smart Travel Advice: The More You Travel, the Bigger the World Becomes

<b>Don George</b> describes himself as a "travel evangelist" but he is much more than that. Yes, he loves to talk about the life-changing possibilities of travel, which started for him when he visited Paris in college. But he is also a best-selling author and writer, regarded by many as the preeminent …

Antarctica and the Arctic: A polar primer for the new great game

Antarctica and the Arctic are the focus of global hunger for untapped resources – and global warming has helped drive the polar rush.<p>Just after noon …

Global cancer surge fuelled by alcohol, smoking and obesity predicted by WHO

A global drive to tackle the causes of cancer linked to lifestyle, such as alcohol abuse, sugar consumption and obesity, has been urged on Monday by the World Health Organisation as it predicted the number of new cases could soar 70% to nearly 25 million a year over the next 20 years.<p>Half of these …