Rebecca Grierson

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Polar bears migrate north as rising temperatures hasten Arctic ice melt

It was just a theory, but for years scientists believed what years of observation were telling them. As Arctic sea ice melted because of climate change, polar bears appeared to be creeping their way toward a final refuge in the icy Canadian archipelago.<p>Now a study of polar bear DNA backs that up. …

Global Warming

Ford Focus RS expected to debut in Geneva

So say our sources, so get ready for the AWD mayhem.<p>Get ready for another Liquid Blue-colored Ford at an auto show.<p>Our sources tell us that the hotly anticipated new Ford Focus RSwill take the stage for Ford in Geneva. This is hardly surprising, as the RS—the last one is shown above with a GT40 at …

Refreshing or Revolting: Ford GT

While no one thought Ford could top the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor and Ford Shelby GT350R revealed at the 2015 Detroit auto show, the Dearborn automaker did just that with the new Ford GT. With all three cars painted the same hypnotic shade of blue, Ford stole the show. Although the new F-150 …

Volkswagen rolls out all-new Polo R WRC

Volkswagen may have ruled out producing a road-going Polo more potent than the new GTI, but on the rally stage, the Polo R WRC has proven absolutely dominant. Introduced to the World Rally Championship in 2013, the Polo R won ten out of the baker's dozen rallies in its debut season, and all but one …

McLaren P1 GTR Will Debut at Geneva Before Playing

The McLaren P1 GTR will be ready for its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the automaker announced today. McLaren first showed off the track-only hybrid supercar last summer at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.<p>McLaren isn’t quite ready to provide full details, though it has already …

Sao Paulo's water supply in 'critical' condition as drought bites

Halfway through the rainy season, the key reservoir for the southern hemisphere’s largest city holds just 6% of its capacity, and experts warned Friday that Sao Paulo’s authorities must take urgent steps to prevent the worst drought in more than 80 years from drying it out.<p>The system of reservoirs …

Water

Malawi floods kill 176 people

Flooding in Malawi has killed more than 176 people, displaced at least 200,000 others, left homes and schools submerged in water and roads washed away by the deluge, according to the vice-president of the southern African country.<p>Downriver in neighbouring Mozambique, floodwaters have left at least …

Africa