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Could global warming solve Greenland's problems?

Could global warming solve Greenland's problems? Nov 29th, 2009 at 8:00AM: Melting icecaps could turn Manhattan's streets and avenues into canals someday, but why focus on the negative? This could be a real perk for the 57,000 people who live in Greenland. For now, the Inuit are stuck hunting seals and freezing most of the year. As the permafrost recedes, though -- thoroughly screwing up their environment -- the locals are finding oil and mineral resources. So, the...

Don't let illness wreck travel: Be prepared

Don't let illness wreck travel: Be prepared Feb 10th, 2009 at 12:30PM: If you read Gadling's travel series Catching the Travel Bug about being sick on the road, you found stories that attest to the fact that even seasoned travelers get sick from time to time. Travel to a new place and there are germs that your body is just not used to. But, if you're prepared, whatever bug you catch won't stick around to totally ruin a vacation or linger with continued health...

India to put an end to public defecating

India to put an end to public defecating Nov 3rd, 2007 at 8:59AM: If you travel through India there's a couple of bodily-function issues you might notice (outside your own, that is). One is that there's a large poor population that doesn't have access to any form of plumbing. Railroad tracks tend to become the local slum toilet -- at least that's what I noticed while traveling by rail. The other is that areas where public toilets are in place, the stench is...

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