Coffee prices are at a 30-year high, and a warming climate could make the beverage much more expensive, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers at London's Royal Botanic Gardens used computer models to calculate that the number of locations with the proper conditions to grow coffee will drop between 65 and 99 percent by 2080. They cited the example of South Sudan: “The modeling predicted that Arabica could be extinct by the year 2020 due to climate change,... Read More
Winter storm Athena struck the Northeast this week, blanketing the region in a layer of thick, wet snow. The snowfall has impeded recovery efforts, as millions remain without power along the eastern seaboard in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next," said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Utilities in the Garden State reported an additional 20,000 outages, with 55,000 and 60,000 new outages in New York City and Long Island, respectively.
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The 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will be the biggest Winter Games ever, event officials announced on Thursday. During a media briefing, sports director Irina Gladkikh outlined the 12 new events that have been added to the 2014 Games: biathlon (mixed relay), figure skating (team), freestyle skiing (men’s and women’s slopestyle, men’s and women’s half pipe), luge (team relay), ski jumping (women), and snowboarding (men’s and women’s slopestyle, men’s ... Read More
NBC is looking for contestants for Bear Grylls' new outdoor adventure reality show, which will pit teams of two against each other in the remote wilderness. There are few details about the content of the show, but a brief description for the casting release reads, "Teams of two will be dropped in a remote wilderness location; make it to the end and win the reward of a lifetime!" Those eager to test their mettle should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Via The Adventure Blog
Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has been hospitalized after being struck by a car during a training ride in Eccleston, England, on Wednesday, and is said to have injured his ribs, hands, and wrist. Wiggins, the first Brit to win the Tour this past summer, is reported to have been hit by a van exiting a service station. “By the time I got there he had moved to a safer place but was still on the ground and he was in a lot of pain,” a nearby garage attendant told the Lancashire ... Read More