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Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …

Artificial Intelligence

All the risks of climate change, in a single graph

There are a lot of them.<p>The risks of climate change are not easy to communicate clearly. Since the atmosphere affects everything, everything will be affected by its warming — there’s no single risk, but a wide and varied array of risks, of different severities and scales, affecting different …

Climate Change

Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama

Our hope and change candidate fell short time and time again. Obama cheerleaders who refused to make him accountable bear some responsibility<p>Barack Obama’s original sin: America’s post-racial illusion<p>Eight years ago the world was on the brink of a grand celebration: the inauguration of a brilliant …

Wall Street

Donald Trump’s “carbon bubble” economy is bound to pop — the only question is how bad it will be

Trump’s economic policies are built on many flawed assumptions, especially a fossil-fuel boom that won’t end well<p>Donald Trump's "policies" don't really exist in any conventional or coherent sense, but his promises, pledges and appointments so far tell us enough to know that he's devoted to the kind …

Fossil Fuels

Arctic heating up at twice as fast as rest of globe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world -- triggering a "massive decline in sea ice and snow," according to a new federal report.<p>On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 11th annual Arctic Report Card, which compiles data from 61 …

Global Warming

A hypnotic video of a rare art form

Lithography nearly died out in the 1960s – but it’s seen a recent resurgence. Adam Proctor has filmed two printers going through the process in Berlin.<p>Sliding, etching, scraping and sanding: the muffled sound of a roller; the drip of acid on limestone; the clunk as the stone is pushed into place. …

Crayons

Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Donald Trump on green jobs to boost economy, as president-elect appoints climate sceptic to EPA

Leonardo DiCaprio has met with Donald Trump to discuss climate change, and how jobs focused on preserving the environment can boost the economy.<p>The encounter in Trump Tower came as the president-elect nominated Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel …

Clean Technology

Meet the women who breathe life into Benares’ celebrated weaves

Across the country there are women weaving a new Benarasi narrative and making the region’s textiles a force to reckon with the world over. These …

India

Beijing’s Haze Makes a Climate U-Turn Unlikely After Trump

Beijing’s air quality fell short of national standards on 179 days last year. That’s one reason why the world’s biggest coal consumer is likely to …

China

Donald Trump is betting against all odds on climate change

<i>Bill McKibben is the Schumann distinguished scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College and founder of the global climate group 350.org.</i><p>President-elect Donald Trump has already begun to back off some of his promises: Maybe not all of Obamacare has to go. Maybe parts of his wall will …

Climate