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Mount Everest becomes a high-altitude rubbish dump

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 ...

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

Jun 2, 2018

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic security. Trump, who has frequently promised to bring back coal ...

China's Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

Jun 1, 2018

China's Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

China has retrieved 8.5 tons of waste from Mount Everest since April as it clears garbage left by growing numbers of visitors, the state-run Global Times said on Thursday. Enthusiasts from all over the world who flock to the world's tallest mountain, at a height ...