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The village buried in sand

President Barack Obama is set to reverse plans Tuesday that would have opened the southeast Atlantic Coast to oil and gas drilling, after strong …

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Last week, a study in the prestigious journal <i>Nature</i> revealed just how much CO₂ increases have greened the Earth over the past three decades. Because CO₂ acts as a fertilizer, as much as half of all vegetated land is persistently greener today. This ought to be a cause for great joy.<p>Instead, the BBC …

Climate Change

Bonga: Ethiopia's epicenter of Arabica coffee | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Bonga is a name rarely encountered when visiting Ethiopia, if at all. But it deserves to be better known: it's said to be the very birthplace of Arabica coffee.<p>Despite its caffeinated claim, the multibillion dollar global industry that has grown up around coffee has passed Bonga by.<p>Today, …

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Sheffield’s estates show us the perils of half-baked regeneration

The Sun was forced to retract an article claiming a Sheffield estate was the ‘worst in Britain’ but the estate’s history holds valuable lessons<p>The Manor estate in Sheffield is one of England’s most deprived areas, that much an article in The Sun newspaper on the 10 January was correct in implying. …

Housing

Japan's high life expectancy linked to diet, study finds

The high life expectancy enjoyed in Japan is largely down to the nation's healthy diet, according to a new study.<p>The population of the island nation, …

Sea levels set to 'rise far more rapidly than expected'

New research factors in collapsing Antarctic ice sheet that could double the sea-level rise to two metres by 2100 if emissions are not cut<p>Sea levels could rise far more rapidly than expected in coming decades, according to new research that reveals Antarctica’s vast ice cap is less stable than …

Global Warming

Contraception and family planning around the world – interactive

Where has the highest rate of male sterilisation? How many people in sub-Saharan Africa are on the pill? Explore a world of contraception data<p>A record number of women now use contraception. The latest figures from the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs show 64% of married and cohabiting …

Family Planning

Rio Olympics: view from the favelas – 'Tour operators treat favelas like zoos' | Michel Silva

In diary entries on life in Rocinha ahead of the Games, Michel Silva talks about his community’s struggles with landslides, paramilitary police and homophobia<p>A pregnant woman has to be rescued from a landslide in the Trampolim neighbourhood of Rocinha, after a thunderstorm hits our community. …

Brazil

What Africa might look like if it had never been colonized From the Washington Post

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Africa

Can you earthquake-proof a city?

<b>About a million people have died in earthquakes in the last two decades, most in a handful of huge quakes in urban areas.</b><p>Yet the population of cities at risk continues to grow.<p>Is such death and destruction inevitable?<p>Four experts talk to the BBC World Service Inquiry programme about how far we can …

The map that shows which companies are worth more than the stock markets of entire countries

Netflix is worth around $40 billion, McDonald's is worth $109 billion and Google and Amazon combined are worth $747 biliion.<p>You may already know that …

Storm and drought: what Europe has to fear from climate change

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Climate Change

Octogenarian pickpocket underlines Japan's 'grey crime' crisis

The arrest of an 83-year-old woman for theft and a man aged 75 for assaulting a child in separate incidents have highlighted the growing problem of crime committed by the elderly in Japan.<p>The National Police Agency reported in July last year that crimes by pensioners had outstripped offences by …

Crime

Does Uganda have more mobile phones than light bulbs?

<b>It's sometimes said that there are more mobile phones than light bulbs in Uganda - where did this idea come from, and is it true?</b><p>In 2009, journalist Dara Kerr wrote about Uganda as "a place where cell phones could outnumber light bulbs". This appears to be the first time such a comparison was …

Tesco 'fictional farms' may be misleading

<b>Britain's farmers have said Tesco's fresh produce labelled with "fictional farm" brands may be misleading.</b><p>Despite the British sounding names, the "farms" do not exist and the produce is often sourced from abroad.<p>The National Farmers' Union (NFU) says the labels may give customers a false idea of …

The Future is Now: We're Creating Energy from Tomato Waste

Tomatoes, perhaps more than any other non-cereal crop, are processed heavily after harvest. Making ketchup, tomato sauce, and canned tomatoes require …

How Islamic State's impact has gone global

Two years ago, few people had heard of the Islamic State terrorist group. Today, its impact is felt around the world.<p>IS was little known before it …

What Africa will look like in 100 years

Photo: Alamy/ Galit Seligmann<p>As Africa's population looks set to quadruple over the twenty-first century, <i>The Telegraph</i> digs into the data to reveal the opportunities - and challenges - facing a fast-changing continent<p><i>By Ashley Kirk, Friday 11 March 2016</i><p>Africa’s population is booming. By 2100, it …

Where is the world's most polluted city?

Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people, mostly in cities, every year. That’s more than HIV, malaria and influenza combined – yet the sparse coverage of official data means many cities are not even monitored<p>Every day, hundreds of millions of people step outside into an environment that has …

Pollution

China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing

<b>Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" came into effect.</b><p>The alert, the highest possible warning level, was issued late Monday and will last until midday on Thursday.<p>Limits have been placed on car use and some factories …

China’s Other Pollution Problem: Water

<b>Video Transcription:</b><br>BEIJING — When chemicals recently contaminated a river in China’s northern Shanxi province, it took authorities five days to …

Beijing family boycotts city’s tap water

<i>Controversy has surrounded this article ever since it was first published by</i> Southern Weekend<i>, particularly after the family retracted their</i> …

All Five of Beijing’s Major Water Systems Seriously Polluted

According to a report by the state environmental agency, the water sources in China’s capital have levels of pollution beyond what is considered safe.<p>…

Beijing drinking water reservoir had lead levels ‘20 times WHO standard’ for at least three years

A major reservoir supplying drinking water to Beijing and other cities in northern China contained heavy metal pollutants at levels far above safe …

Pollution

Beijing smog hits 'red alert' level as city chokes

Beijing has been issued its first ever red alert over smog levels, with schools closing and construction work put on hold. Expected to continue for …

Pollution

Drone Photos Show The Density of Hong Kong’s High Rises

Hong Kong based photographer, Andy Yeung, shows us how densely populated his city is by flying a drone over and capturing the view with a wide-angle …

How can Lidl sell jeans for £5.99? Easy … pay people 23p an hour to make them

As Lidl trumpets its latest clothing bargain, we estimate just how the high street cost is made up – and who is paying a heavy price<p>Abracadabra! “Jean genie Lidl magics up £5.99 denims,” shouted the headline in a newspaper last weekend as it extolled the brilliance of the cut-price supermarket …

highstreet

Black Country seeks £6bn rebirth as UK’s largest garden city

Plans to transform region from ‘industrial backwater’ into a ‘new Albion’ would see 45,000 new homes built in next 10 years<p>The Black Country long ago secured its place in the nation’s history as one of the catalysts of Britain’s industrial revolution. If it involved metal, the chances were that …

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