With an increasing number of species dying off, it is not just plants and animals that are at risk.
Africa’s last male northern white rhino died in March. There’s been a 50% decline in many fish populations since 1970. Only 1% of North America’s ash trees will survive the emerald ash borer beetle. What does this all mean for us?
Despite the simple premise of the study, it proves the importance of parents setting positive examples for their children—even from the youngest of ages.
Americans largely fear the country’s relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea.
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A massive Chinese infrastructure program that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country’s political influence and military presence, according to a report issued April 17.
Students from Florida to Chicago started streaming out of their schools April 20 in the latest round of gun-control activism following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Organizers said there will be walkouts in every state.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden golf club not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He has met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Mr. Trump’s second-most frequent caller. (Mr. Trump’s most frequent caller is the president of France, Emmanuel Macron.) Yet the relationship between the United States and Japan appears to have limits.
More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months.
Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on April 18 by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule.
Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions not seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds, the National Weather Service said April 16.
Cuba on April 18 selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba, the centerpiece of an effort to ensure that the country’s single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said “a good relationship was formed” heading into the adversaries’ anticipated summit.
After securing the Venezuelan presidency with 50.6 percent of the vote in 2013, Nicolas Maduro pledged: “I am ensuring the legacy of my commander, [the then-deceased predecessor Hugo] Chavez, the eternal father.”
Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said April 16, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.
Heavy rains fell on the Hawaiian island of Kauai during the weekend, leaving residents stranded by floodwaters.
The bells of Old South Church in Boston rang at 2:49 p.m. to commemorate a citywide moment of silence in honor of Boston Marathon bombing survivors and victims.
For all planets that orbit around bright, nearby stars, NASA’s new Tess spacecraft is looking to do a head count.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons.
Allied missiles struck at the heart of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal in a show of force and resolve aimed at punishing the Assad government for a suspected poison gas attack against civilians and deterring the possible future use of such banned weapons.
Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving a consultant firm that allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence the 2016 presidential election, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network.
The divisive legislation means Hawaii joins California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Washington state and the District of Columbia in allowing doctor assisted suicide.
California Governor Jerry Brown is crystal clear that his National Guard will help President Trump go after drugs and thugs on the Mexican border, but not immigrants. Drawing that line may be hazy.
Higher gas prices will affect drivers the most during the coming months.
A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose.
What holds your organs together? A group of researchers have discovered a part of human anatomy that does just that.
We kick it. We stomp it. We sweep it out of our homes. We even use its name as an insult. Yet by doing so, we undervalue one of our most important resources.
Bacteria with an unusual resistance to last-resort antibiotics were found 221 times in the United States during nationwide testing in 2017, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported.