Gwynn Guilford

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How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions

Webcams, Twitter, and data visualizations show you what's going on with Bárðarbunga and Mount Tavurvur.

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So Much Arctic Ice Has Melted, We Need a New Atlas

Global warming has become the biggest headache for atlas illustrators.

Reuters/Aly Song

Fish Can Help Slow Down Global Warming—But Not If We Keep Eating Them

Deep-sea fish transfer carbon into the depths of the ocean.

Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

How Climate Change and a Deadly Fungus Are Threatening the World's Coffee Supply

This is bad not only for global caffeination but also for small Central American farmers.

Reuters/China Daily

China's Fight Against Pollution Is Good For the Air But Bad For the Economy (For Now)

Chinese policymakers are getting so serious about air pollution that their efforts are hurting GDP performance.

Reuters

The Melting Polar Icecap Is Creating Waves the Size of Houses

Yet another side effect of climate change.

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China's 'War on Pollution' May End Up Accelerating Climate Change

The country has vowed to give up coal. But what will come next?

Reuters

Here's a Reason Not to Hate the Polar Vortex

 It’s killing some of the nastiest invasive insects around.

More Billionaires Live in Beijing Than in Los Angeles

But that may change next year.

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Global Warming Is Spreading Venomous Spiders All Over the U.K.

This exemplifies how humans are distorting the ecosystem.

Reuters

Air Pollution Has Shut Down a Major Chinese City

A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close. 

Reuters

Almost All of the Shrimp Americans Eat Is Now Going Uninspected

Thanks, government shutdown.

Reuters

China's One-Child Policy Could Be Causing Its Trillion-Dollar Housing Boom

And it could also lead to the eventual bust.

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Tokyo's Winning 2020 Olympics Bid Will Only Worsen Japan's Debt Headache

The city estimates the Games will cost between $5 and $6 billion and include the construction of 21 new sporting venues.

Reuters

Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

That's pretty scary.

Broad Group

Just How Crazy Is China's Plan to Build the World's Tallest Building in 9 Months?

In the time it takes to gestate a baby, architects say they'll have finished a structure that hits 838 meters — ten meters higher than the Burj Khalifa.

Chip East (Reuters)

Inside China's Plan to Build the Longest, Most Expensive, Most Dangerous Underwater Tunnel

At 76 miles long, it would surpass the combined length of world’s two longest underwater tunnels and cut through two fault lines.

Reuters

China Has the Priciest Housing on the Planet

Seven out of 10 of the world’s least affordable markets are now in China.

Reuters

Beijing Gets Aggressive on Cutting Smog, But It May Not Matter

The municipal government can only do so much without support at the national level.