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Sweden's highest peak now No. 2 due to climate change

World / Science & Health Aug 3, 2018

Sweden's highest peak now No. 2 due to climate change

Researchers expressed concern Thursday about the rapid pace of climate change, after a glacier on Sweden's Kebnekaise mountain melted so much in sweltering Arctic temperatures that it is no longer the country's highest point. "It's quite scary," said Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a Stockholm University geography ...

Mount Everest becomes a high-altitude rubbish dump

Asia Pacific Jun 17, 2018

Mount Everest becomes a high-altitude rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind. Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the ...

Hawaii evacuees leave newly lava-threatened homes on Big Island

World Jun 3, 2018

Hawaii evacuees leave newly lava-threatened homes on Big Island

U.S. National Guard troops, police and firefighters ushered the last group of evacuees from homes on the eastern tip of Hawaii's Big Island early on Saturday, hours before creeping lava from the Kilauea volcano severed all road access to the area, officials said. A stream ...