Maps reveal hidden truths of our cities – BBC News

A new website lets people delve into data on the world’s cities.

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Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results | The Gazette

Greenland, the world’s largest island and home to its second largest ice sheet, is a land of ragged cliffs, breathtaking fjords and unimaginable amounts of water on either side of the freezing point. It has also, until now, been something of a mystery.

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Hurricane Irma Has Left the Caribbean Brown and Barren – Atlas Obscura

Winds up to 185 miles per hour stripped trees bare, but the vegetation will gradually return.

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China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race – Bloomberg

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.

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Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years | Ars Technica

Cost goals met, the DOE is moving on to address grid reliability in solar.

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Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before — Quartz

For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.

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How the demand for sand is killing rivers – BBC News

Demand for sand in Kenya is driving the illegal sand harvesting industry, causing loss of ecosystems and even deaths.

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Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next? by Kayla Schultz — YES! Magazine

Forget potato clocks. This promising new technology derives substantial amounts of electricity from living plants.

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Britain’s seabird colonies face catastrophe as warming waters disrupt their food supply | Environment | The Guardian

Populations of gannets, puffins and other marine birds are in freefall, but a crucial scientific study to pinpoint the causes is being blocked, say experts

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