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Mount Everest weather stations show sun may be melting ice at the top of the world

At 8,430 meters above sea level, the high-altitude expedition team celebrates after setting up the world’s highest operating automated weather station during National Geographic and Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. (Mark Fisher/National Geographic) SAN FRANCISCO — Data from a network of newly installed weather stations atop Mount Everest shows that the […]

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Greenland ice melt puts 400 million people at risk of coastal flooding by 2100

The latest headlines in your inbox Almost half a billion people are at risk of coastal flooding by the end of the century if Greenland continues to lose ice at its current rate, scientists have warned. The country’s ice is melting faster than expected, sparking a potential rise in sea levels of 67 centimetres by 2100 […]

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Chilean air force says missing plane with 38 onboard has crashed | World news

The Chilean air force has said one of its cargo planes that went missing for more than 12 hours with 38 people onboard has crashed and a rescue team is searching for survivors. The C-130 Hercules took off at 4.55pm (1955 GMT) on Monday from Punta Arenas in the south and was heading to a […]

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New Zealand volcano: tourists injured and missing after eruption on White Island – live | World news

3.56am GMT03:56 Geonet have provided their latest update. Volcanic activity has calmed down, meaning that only “a minor amount” of ash will reach coastal towns and cities. “Our monitoring data shows that there was a short-lived eruption that generated an ash plume to ~12,000ft above the vent,” the science agency has said. “Ash fall appears […]

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The Changing Distribution of World Population — Global Issues

by Joseph Chamie (new york) Friday, December 06, 2019 Inter Press Service Joseph Chamie, a former director of the United Nations Population Division, is currently an independent consulting demographer NEW YORK, Dec 06 (IPS) – In addition to its unprecedented rapid rate of demographic growth during the past 75 years, world population’s distribution across the […]

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Donald Trump: Fury as Tusk makes gun gesture behind Donald Trump | World | News

Former European Council president Donald Tusk shared the shocking image of him making the gun gesture and pointing it to the back of an unsuspecting President Trump on Twitter. The Polish politician captioned the image: “Despite seasonal turbulences our transatlantic friendship must last #Trump #NATO.” He has been condemned for the move that has come […]

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Paris riots: France in flames as fury at Macron’s reforms spiral out of control | World | News

French police fired tear gas at protesters to try to calm mass demonstrations across the country on Thursday. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in fury at Emmanuel Macron’s controversial pension reform plans. Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday. […]

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Volunteerism – An Antidote to a World in Flux — Global Issues

Naw Wan Gay, UN Volunteer providing service for refugees in Baan Mai Nai Soi Temporary Shelter Area, Thailand. (UNHCR, 2016) Opinion by Achim Steiner, Olivier Adam (united nations) Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Dec 04 (IPS) – Olivier Adam is Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Achim Steiner is Administrator, […]

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband mocks her on Twitter while slamming Trump over impeachment scandal

A prominent Washington attorney married to White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway seemingly mocked his wife in a tweet that also derided Donald Trump over the impeachment inquiry against him. George Conway, a frequent critic of the president, appeared to publicly hit out at his wife on Monday afternoon for the first time since she […]

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EU news: Fury as Juncker and Tusk leave EU roles with bumper taxpayer-funded payouts | World | News

The outgoing EU presidents will pocket nearly £440,000 between them in so-called “transitional allowances”. After seeing out his five-year mandate, European Commission boss Mr Juncker, 64, is entitled to a £144,000 golden goodbye from Brussels. The 64-year-old bureaucrat missed out on another £144,000 because he reaches pensionable age half-way through the two-year payout period. Mr […]

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