Brazil may see a mass migration of crops and farm workers from huge swaths of currently tillable lands to more temperate zones as global warming takes hold, according to leading climate experts in the country.
Orange-juice futures rose to a two- year high after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said that the crop in Florida, the world’s second-largest grower, will shrink to the lowest since 1985 amid crop disease.
One morning last fall, American graffiti artist Cope2 (real name: Fernando Carlo) walked up the Rue Oberkampf in Paris to a bare wall abutting the century-old Café Charbon. A bald, thickset man dressed in a black T-shirt, jeans and work boots, he contemplated the surface while a crew of helpers tested a ladder for weight and unpacked bags of spray paint. Donning a protective mask, the 45-year-old practitioner of New York’s so-called Wildstyle shook the day’s first aerosol can and confidently began a billboard-sized composition consisting of the word Cope rendered repeatedly in blue and green balloon letters outlined in black.
The most important rules governing high-speed electronic trading weren’t written by market regulators, New York’s attorney general or a computer whiz. They were formulated a century ago when Albert Einstein figured out nothing could travel faster than light.
I've always prided myself on being a first-lift-to-last-lift skier, someone for whom a leisurely lunch in a mountain restaurant was, frankly, a waste of valuable snow time. A team of wild horses couldn't drag me away from the slopes – or, at least, that was my proud boast. But would my resolve hold when I skied Switzerland's Verbier in the luxurious style of über-chalet operator Bramble Ski?