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An Invisible Boundary That Divides The US Has Started to Shift Out of Place

Not good.<p>One of the fundamental climate constants that has helped define and divide the United States for centuries is shifting in response to global …

Climate Change

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans' way of life

Arctic Dispatches, part 1: The past winter was the warmest on record in the Arctic, putting a lifestyle that has endured for millennia at risk: ‘The magnitude of change is utterly unprecedented’<p>Weird wildlife ventures to northern Alaska<p>A few days before Christmas last year, Harry Brower, mayor of …

Global Warming

The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass.<p>The Atlantic meridional overturning …

Global Warming

Many Canadians are recycling wrong, and it's costing us millions

Reduce, Reuse and Rethink <i>is a CBC News series about recycling. We're looking at why our communities are at a turning point and exploring ways to</i> …

Sustainability

Bill Gates: The world would be better if millions of people read this book

Billionaire and avid reader Bill Gates has a new favorite book: "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than …

Bill Gates

U.S. Carmakers May Regret What They Wished For on Pollution Rules

The titans of Detroit’s auto industry met with President Donald Trump four days after he took office and warned that jobs could be lost if the …

Trump Administration

Egg Week: We asked the experts, what is the perfect way to cook an egg?

<i>Eggstra! Eggstra! From cracking the story behind the carton to examining its pop culture impact,</i> <i>Egg Week</i><i> features a scramble of everything you ever</i> …

Breakfast

Move over, Titchmarsh: Why 19 year-old YouTuber Huw Richards is the future of gardening

There’s a new kid in the herbaceous border and he’s an online horticultural sensation<p><b>Name:</b> Huw Richards.<p><b>Age:</b> 19.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Young. Attractive. Online.<p><b>Of course he is. What is he doing there? Assisting in the decline of civilisation by engaging in hurtful pranks, propagating mindless crazes or</b> …

Gardening

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California judge William Alsup put out a list of questions for a climate change ‘tutorial’ in a global warming case<p>California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn’t a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world’s largest oil companies last year for …

Climate Change

Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya on Monday, leaving his species one step closer to extinction, even as a group of scientists undertake an unprecedented effort to try to keep this animal from vanishing entirely.<p>Sudan was 45 years old, and his health had …

Extinction

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain<p>The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to …

Geography

For The First Time Ever, We've Found a Deep-Earth Mineral Inside a Diamond

It's never been seen in nature before.<p>For the first time, scientists have found calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) on the surface of Earth.<p>It may …

Rising seas and climate change: Everything you need to know

In a Globe and Mail series, Matthew McClearn will examine how Canada's most vulnerable coastal communities are preparing for potential catastrophe on their future shores. Here's a primer on the science behind it<p><b>Oceans rose and fell hundreds of metres over many millenniums. How is our current</b> …

Almost all plastic in the ocean comes from just 10 rivers | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 30.11.2017

Most of the plastic in our oceans doesn't get dumped there directly, rivers carry it to the sea. As it turns out, a very small number of them do most …

Pollution

20 Maps of Canada

Plan Your Vacation With These Maps<p>If you're visiting Canada, understanding the geography of the country is essential to planning your trip, and …

Golfer Bill Haas and actor Luke Wilson involved in car crash that left one dead

PGA Tour golfer Bill Haas has survived a car crash involving actor Luke Wilson which left one person dead in Los Angeles.<p>Haas was in the passenger seat of a Ferrari which crashed into a BMW in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood at 6.30pm local time on Tuesday evening.<p>The 71-year-old driver of the …

China’s urbanisation rate reached 58.5 per cent by end of 2017: Report

China has been expanding its cities rapidly and building new urbanised centres in rural regions in a bid to modernise its countryside and address …

Turkey's preoccupation with Syrian Kurds could spell disaster for US

The west cannot afford to lose Ankara’s role as a countervailing force to a Russian-imposed peace<p>The US, Britain and France have all strongly criticised the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, but the three countries have so far been unwilling to instruct their Nato partner to pull back.<p>The low-key …

Middle East

Indian PM Narendra Modi warns of three major global threats

Delivering the opening keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared his vision …

India

The world’s largest floating solar farm

How China Floated to the Top in Solar<p><i>A boat navigates the Huainan solar farm.</i><p>By <b>CHARLIE CAMPBELL</b> | Photographs by <b>KEVIN FRAYER</b>—Getty Images<p>When Sang …

Xi Jinping

In Venezuela, heaven has become hell

<i>Alexander Duarte and his family are now refugees in Toronto. He and his wife are members of the Pen Writers in Exile Supper Club.</i> <i>This column has been translated by Canadian-Mexican author Martha Bátiz.</i><p>Venezuela owns the world's biggest oil reserves and is rich in minerals such as gold, iron and …

Venezuela

18 giant infrastructure projects that could reshape the world

The world is full of unfathomably huge projects happening right under our noses.<p>Take the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which will link three major …

Skyscrapers

Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades

Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 per cent increase over 2016.<p>The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997 and is also higher than the peak year of Mexico's drug war in …

Mexico

Women in Saudi Arabia make gains but overall rights remain an issue

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — At first a controlling father’s whims ruled Khadija Majrashi's life. Then a sick husband dictated her decisions. Now it’s an angry son.<p>"There is a conflict between the two men in my life,” Majrashi said. While her spouse now supports her working outside the home, their …

Saudi Arabia

Sadiq Khan compares Donald Trump to Isis: 'The president is amplifying that message of hate'

The mayor of London says that Isis wants "Muslims to be the victims of Islamophobic attacks".<p>Sadiq Khan has emerged as one of the most vocal critics …

The dawn of the Saudi entertainment revolution

What a Hollywood deal reveals about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitions in the entertainment industry.<p>In October of last year, Ari Emanuel, the CEO of one of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies, was one of a glittering coterie of international business people and investors drawn to …

The secret to lifelong success is lifelong learning

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” — Charlie Munger, …

North Korea is not building nuclear weapons to destroy the US — the real reasons are much more surprising

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been called many things — crazy, mad, insane, and "rocket man" — because of his program to build nuclear bombs and missiles capable of launching the weapons to the US.<p>But experts say he is not crazy to want a nuclear arsenal. And Kim doesn't necessarily want …

North Korea
Africa

The next supreme leader could transform Iran

What happens after Ayatollah Khamenei leaves office or dies?<p>In early January, Iran experienced its biggest protest wave since the suppression of the Green Movement in 2009.<p>In spite of shaking the Islamic Republic, these demonstrations did not produce any major political changes. Leaderless and …

South Asia