THE HERMIT WHO INADVERTENTLY SHAPED CLIMATE-CHANGE SCIENCE...

Billy Barr at his home below Gothic Mountain Morgan Heim / Day’s Edge Production

 

Billy Barr moved to the Rocky Mountains four decades ago, got bored one winter, and decided to keep a notebook that has become the stuff of legend...

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MAP REVEALS COUNTRIES AT RISK OF DANGEROUS AIRPOCALYPSE...

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COUNTRIES across the globe are burdened with disease and in the world’s death capitals, there could be 70,000 premature deaths a year by 2030...

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ILLEGAL OIL REFINERIES PRODUCE HIGH-RISK FUEL, DUMP ACID SLUDGE TO MAKE TOXIC LAKES...

A man looks at the acid lake discovered between Jiaocheng and Wenshui counties in North China's Shanxi Province. Photo: Courtesy of Cao Haidong

 

A recent drug crackdown exposed evidence that many illegal oil refineries still operate in China. These refineries sell home-processed diesel and oil to trucks and create safety hazards. Furthermore, leftover acid from the production process is illegally dumped, creating serious environmental issues...

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UK'S ANTARCTICA RESEARCH BASE TO RELOCATE AS 'PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE'...

Halley VI research station, situated on the Brunt ice shelf. Photograph: British Antarctica Station

 

Scientists to be removed from Halley VI Research Station amid fears facility could slide into encroaching ice fissure...

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SOUTHEAST ASIA’S COAL BOOM COULD CAUSE 70,000 DEATHS PER YEAR BY 2030, REPORT SAYS...

50 year-old Munjiah holds her chest X-Ray, showing specks in her lungs at her home near the Cilacap coal-fired power station in Central Java. Photo by Kemal Jufri/Indonesia.

 

Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan or Taiwan, a new study finds...

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CALL OF THE WILD: CAN AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS SURVIVE?

 

America’s national parks are facing multiple threats, despite being central to the frontier nation’s sense of itself...

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DAVOS ELITE FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE, IGNORING TRUMP’S SKEPTICISM...

A woman walks past the entrance to the Congress Center, venue for the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos on Jan. 13, 2017. Photographer: Michele Limina/Bloomberg

 

Donald Trump has often ridiculed global warming and promised to withdraw the U.S. from the accord signed in Paris in 2015. Yet despite the shift in political weather in Washington, the captains of business and finance gathered in Davos this week will spend a lot of time talking about climate change -- and how to make money from it...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: 90% OF RURAL AUSTRALIANS SAY THEIR LIVES ARE ALREADY AFFECTED...

The Climate Institute says 82% of poll respondents in rural and regional Australia and 81% of those in capital cities were concerned about increased droughts as a result of climate change. Photograph: kristianbell/Getty Images/RooM RF

 

Overwhelming majority believe they are living with the effects of warming and 46% say coal-fired power should be phased out...

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IT CAN POWER A SMALL NATION. BUT THIS WIND FARM IN CHINA IS MOSTLY IDLE...

Construction in 2013 near a wind farm in the northwest province of Gansu. More than 92,000 wind turbines have been built across China, capable of generating 145 gigawatts of electricity. Credit Carlos Barria/Reuters

 

JIUQUAN, China — On the edge of the Gobi Desert, the Jiuquan Wind Power Base stands as a symbol of China’s quest to dominate the world’s renewable energy market. With more than 7,000 turbines arranged in rows that stretch along the sandy horizon, it is one of the world’s largest wind farms, capable of generating enough electricity to power a small country...

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USED TO WHIZZING BULLETS, KASHMIR BORDER FARMERS NOW HIT BY DROUGHT...

An Indian Border Security Force soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu in this January 14, 2013 file picture. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files

 

“A farmer in our border village knows exactly what to do in the face of exploding shells and bullets – but one really doesn’t have any idea how to deal with this drought"...

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