Todd Reichlmayr

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Cornwall hit by 'tourist overcrowding' amid UK heatwave

<b>Cornwall is "struggling to cope" with "unprecedented mass tourism" this summer, it is being claimed.</b><p>Visit Cornwall, the county's tourist board, said it had actively stopped promoting two beaches because of problems caused by overcrowding.<p>Porthcurno beach and Kynance Cove, traditionally quieter …

Overcrowding

Giant shipload of soya beans circles off China, victim of trade war with US

A shipment of soya beans worth more than $20m (£15.5m) has been bobbing aimlessly in the Pacific Ocean for a month, a casualty of the escalating trade war between China and the US.<p>Lingering uncertainty over the cargo’s fate offered a timely reminder of the fallout from a dispute that intensified on …

China

Residents in tourism hotspots have had enough. So what's the answer?

Tourism brings money and jobs to cities – but can also damage residents’ day-to-day lives, culture and heritage. Here are some solutions<p>How do you solve a problem like tourism? It employs hundreds of millions of people, buoys entire industries – but can tear apart the very cities that benefit from …

Protest

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China in Africa: win-win development, or a new colonialism?

The tiny fishing village of Bagamoyo is set to become Africa’s largest port in a $10bn Chinese development. Are locals right to be optimistic?<p>As their hand-built wooden dhow approaches the shore, Ibrahim Chamume and his fellow fishermen take in the sail and prepare to sell their catch to the small …

Africa

Pulp problems: Why shoppers may pay more for tissues, toilet paper

CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) - With toilet roll and tissues swept up in an escalating international trade row, it's not just Procter & Gamble's (PG.N) Charmin that's going to get the squeeze.<p>Higher prices in the wake of possible tariffs would exacerbate what is already mounting pressure on consumer …

Procter & Gamble

Trump wants $12 billion in aid to U.S. farmers suffering from trade war

WASHINGTON/KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday said it will use a Great Depression-era program to pay up to $12 billion to help U.S. farmers weather a growing trade war with China, the European Union and others that the president began.<p>It is a clear signal the U.S. …

Donald Trump

How Portugal spent its way to recovery

In 2015, Portugal cast aside the austerity measures its European creditors had imposed, igniting a virtuous cycle that put its economy on a path to …

Budget Deficit

To end deforestation, we must protect community land rights

Ending deforestation is crucial to achieving a host of global goals, including preventing a climate crisis, sustaining rural livelihoods and …

Land Rights

Tariffs on Canadian lumber creating both positive and negative impacts in Mississippi

Tariffs are a hot topic right now. But the tariff on Canadian lumber being sold into the U-S is slightly different than some of the others you've …

US-China tariffs in charts: global supply chains at risk | Financial Times

US tariffs that come into effect on Friday on $34bn of goods produced in China are just the first step in a long strategy meant to untangle the US …

American ketchup next on EU’s list of trade targets | Financial Times

Targeting iconic American products such as Harley-Davidson motorbikes and bourbon in the fight against US president Donald Trump’s first round of …

Noah Smith's Japan Travel Guide

Now is a GREAT time to travel to Japan. The country has really opened up, thanks to Abenomics, a weak yen, and the impending 2020 Tokyo Olympics. New …

Illegal levels of air pollution linked to child's death

<b>A nine-year-old girl's fatal asthma attack has been linked to illegally high levels of air pollution.</b><p>Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25m (80ft) from London's South Circular Road - a notorious pollution "hotspot".<p>She experienced three years of seizures and hospital stays before her death in February 2013. …

Sonic doom: how noise pollution kills thousands each year

125m Europeans experience levels greater than 55 decibels – thought to be harmful to health –​​ day, evening and night<p>Peace and quiet is increasingly a luxury item; noise and stress are for the disadvantaged<p>Shortly after I sat down to read up on the auditory and non-auditory effects of noise on …

Luxury Lifestyle

America's Overlooked Addiction Crisis

As alarms over the opioid crisis sound ever louder, a larger and more expensive substance problem in the U.S. is quietly growing much worse. One in eight Americans abuses alcohol, a new study finds, a 50 percent increase since the start of the century.<p>Alcohol abuse is as old as civilization itself, …

Alcohol

Australian States And Retail Chains Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

To cut down on waste from single-use plastic bags, some of Australia's largest retailers are banning them.<p>And while environmental groups and many shoppers are applauding the move, implementing the change has been tense at times.<p>A man enraged that he was not being provided a free plastic bag …

Trump Trade War Arrives in the Data as China Awaits Tariffs

Donald Trump’s assault on trade with China is moving from tweeted threats and abortive talks to the real-world.<p>Purchasing manager index readings for …

Seattle becomes the latest city to ban plastic straws and utensils

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you use a plastic straw or plastic utensils in Seattle now, get ready to pay.<p>A ban went into effect Sunday outlawing those particular straws and utensils at "all food service businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, delis, coffee shops, food trucks, and institutional …

Pollution