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Leaks can be detected from space

The Utilis service is provided periodically, on a monthly, quarterly or half-year basis;<p>At the beginning of each period, Utilis presents a graphic …

How we know that climate change is happening—and that humans are causing it

It's a matter of how, not if<p>“People come to Asheville to retire,” says Deke Arndt, “and data comes to Asheville to retire, too.”<p>He should know. Arndt and his colleagues sit atop a vast trove of current and historical climate data—data so valuable, it’s protected by multiple failsafes and even …

Climate Change

Just who are these 300 'scientists' telling Trump to burn the climate? | John Abraham

As with all such lists, the 300 ‘scientists’ badly lack climate expertise<p>If you read my articles regularly, you may have noticed multiple times I have stated that the scientific argument is over; there are no longer any reputable scientists that deny the overwhelming human influence in our climate. …

University of Pennsylvania

Dreaming of the expat life? Here's a cost-of-living calculator that can help make it happen

Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here's help.<p><b>Name:</b> theearthawaits.com<p><b>What it does</b>: The Earth Awaits website helps you get a financial picture for what the amount of money it would take to live abroad. Indicate your monthly budget, …

São Paulo

Stormier times for California's water expected under new law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first winter storm of 2017 to drop welcome rain over the rivers, pumps, pipes and canals that move California's water north …

University of California

Obama administration rushes to protect public lands before Trump takes office

Environmental groups hope Utah, Nevada and Grand Canyon will be included in rapid conservation efforts as Trump plans to expand fossil fuel extraction<p>Barack Obama’s administration is rushing through conservation safeguards for large areas of public land ahead of Donald Trump’s arrival in the White …

When Disaster Strikes, Aid Groups Often Strike Out. Why?

Poorly managed projects. Questionable spending. Dubious claims of success.<p>That's how an NPR report last year described recovery efforts in Haiti from international humanitarian groups after the earthquake in 2010. That's why NGOs — nongovernmental organizations — helping out in the wake of …

NGOs

Climate change may help Ethiopia, increase the country's access to water

Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change, there are some regions of the globe that might benefit from hotter temperatures.<p>A team of …

Flint’s new public health crisis: people are getting sick because they’re afraid to wash their hands

It’s one of the most basic rituals of hygiene.<p>Most of us are taught from a very early age that hand-washing is an easy, essential way of keeping ourselves clean and healthy. But residents of Flint, Michigan and surrounding areas have been forgoing this common practice out of fear of the water’s …

Public Health

Haze from Indonesian fires may have killed more than 100,000 people – study

Harvard and Columbia universities estimate tens of thousands of premature deaths in areas closest to blazes clearing forest and peatland<p>A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused over 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday that triggered calls for action …

Six technologies that produce clean, safe drinking water

Computer chips and offshore plants help desalinate some water supplies.<p><i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>One in 10 people worldwide lack regular access to safe drinking water. In an effort to tackle this most basic humanitarian problem, engineers around the globe have developed a wide array of devices, large and …

Edward Burtynsky: the photographer finding art in rivers of toxic waste

Ahead of a new exhibition of his work, the Canadian photographer tells Alastair Sooke about the toxic allure of the world's most perilous places<p>‘I’ve been to China a dozen times,” says the 61-year-old landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky, “but I’ve never visited the Great Wall.” He smiles. “I …

How the World Bank’s biggest critic became its president | Andrew Rice

After years of working with the poor, Jim Yong Kim thought he could lead the World Bank to fight global suffering. Then the organisation turned against him.<p>In a shanty town perched in the hilly outskirts of Lima, Peru, people were dying. It was 1994, and thousands of squatters – many of them rural …

The perils of being your own doctor | Mert Erogul

When an experienced physician became convinced he had ALS, none of the specialists he consulted could persuade him he was perfectly healthy<p>In the summer of my 44th year, when everyone did the ice bucket challenge for ALS, when friends and strangers and celebrities soaked themselves with iced water …

Giant's new entry-level road bike: the Contend

Giant’s new Contend is pitched as the brand's latest entry-level alloy road bike, sitting beneath the Defy in the line-up.<p>Available in both disc and …

The Netflix Travel Movies You Need to Watch Right Now

If you’re trying to decide the location for your next travel adventure or simply need an evening flick-fix as a salve for life’s woes, these travel …

The Teflon Toxin — An Investigative Series by The Intercept

Illustration: The Intercept<p>While the dangers of PFOA and PFOS are widely known, very little is known about the other chemicals in their class, PFAS. …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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Four Sherpas Just Climbed Everest with 360° Camera Rigs on Their Backs

Congratulations are in order for all of us couch potatoes: thanks to four incredible, dedicated sherpas, we can now ‘climb’ to the top of the tallest …

How to survive a long-haul flight

As the ambitions and expansion plans of low-cost airlines such as Norwegian and Wow suggest, the demand for long-haul leisure travel is growing fast. It’s a trend which was confirmed by the results of our survey of Telegraph Travel readers which we published this month. Some 16 out of your top 20 …

Indonesia beginners’ guide: Bali, Lombok, Java and Flores

This vast country’s 17,000 islands would take years to explore. As a new direct flight from the UK to Indonesia launches, we pick what to do and see plus the best hotels, food and drink in four popular destinations<p>The world’s largest island nation, Indonesia comprises about 17,000 islands sprawling …

Lombok

What’s the Perfect Daypack Travel Kit?

<i>A:</i><p>Whether you’re on a road trip with friends or venturing into a foreign city on an eight-hour layover, there are some essential items you always want in your daypack. Here’s a starter list that should keep you clean, dry, and fueled no matter where you go.<p>Kletterwerks Flip Pack ($200)<p>Yes, this …

The waterless toilet that turns your poo into power

UK researchers have created a self-sustaining nano-membrane toilet that could provide a safe alternative to open defecation and public lavatories<p>Human excrement is rife with pathogens, “odorant volatiles” (the chemicals that make it smell) and parasites, but it has something going for it: it’s …

World Bank warns of Indonesia'€™s rising inequality

Indonesia is at risk of leaving its poor and vulnerable behind as the nation'€™s income inequality continues its rapid rise, a World Bank official …

24 Hours in Jakarta, Indonesia

Despite having lived in Toronto, Canada for 10 years, Jakarta, Indonesia is and always will be home for Ayu Larasati. After years studying and …

How Gnarly Bay Brought 'SPACE' to Life

Gnarly Bay, who I wrote about a few months back, have just released their latest film, “SPACE.” It's a film that explorers the idea of space, but not …