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Scaling Simien: Budget mountains for beginners in Africa

When it comes to hiking in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro claims all the fame: Snow-capped and wreathed in clouds, it’s the highest peak on the continent and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. As an adrenalin junkie and a hopeless romantic I admit to being tempted, but the price of a climb …

Hiking

Sea levels are rising and show no signs of stopping

Sea level rise due to warming oceans and melting ice is by now unavoidable. According to new NASA research released this week, sea levels have risen an average of almost 3 inches since 1992. At that pace, oceans will have risen by 3 feet by the end of the century — and it may get worse with …

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

9 green giants: Billion-dollar businesses that are sustainable

What do America’s leading organic supermarket chain, Brazil’s top maker of beauty products, and the world’s most recognizable athletic brand have in …

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Directors Of ‘Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret’ On Netflix, A Controversial New Documentary

When you think of global warming, it’s common sense to associate the issue with pollution caused by a human population that’s grown at a staggering …

Xi just changed the rules of the game in China — and that makes things scarier for everyone

There was a time when loyalty to the party, and loyalty to President Xi Jinping, meant the government left you alone.<p>But there is now a crisis on, and even those who thought they might be safe from the president's ongoing crackdown on corruption need to watch their backs.<p>Someone has to take the …

China: The new Spanish Empire?

The Chinese crisis has important echoes of the Soviet Union and 16th-century Europe. And history tells us the outlook isn't pretty.<p>The Chinese turmoil roiling markets right now presents a fresh and profound challenge to the world economy: For the first time, a giant, non-European superpower …

World History

Panel: N. Korea crimes vs. humanity

A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The report, to be released Monday, is the most authoritative account yet of rights violations by North Korean …