A newly published report from the World Bank Group finds climate change will dramatically increase the number of the world's impoverished people. Published as an eBook, the news it heralds is bad but it is also, the report says, preventable.
A combined research effort from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston has made helpful findings in the field of diabetes. It discovered half of adults at age 45 have developed prediabetes.
Severe weather conditions forced specialist alpine rescuers to abandon attempts Sunday to recover the bodies of seven people killed when their sightseeing helicopter crashed into a New Zealand glacier.
The views of a rather simple video posted online Friday are, like the white stuff does in a heavy snowfall, piling up. It's not much on the surface, just a woman playing in snow. What is making it interesting is her age.
A report released yesterday from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) paints a rather dismal picture for the future of polar bears. The report says their numbers may be dramatically reduced, thanks to global warming.
This may be the year of the humpback as one of the world's largest whales is being seen in record numbers in the West Coast's Salish Sea. Whale watchers and marine biologists regularly record sightings of new whales and humpbacks are topping the list.
The sport's first global superstar, an athlete of immense prowess who displayed an awe-inspiring combination of speed, strength and stamina on the field of play, passed away in Auckland on Wednesday following years of poor health.
Big Facebook user? Do you check your 'wall' daily? If so, according to a study from the independent think-tank 'The Happiness Institute' you might be happier if you shut your account down and give it up altogether.
Some of us may wish for a little more solitude in our lives but being shut away alone in a room, with no food or water, for 23 days? No. Not for me and surely not for you. It was, however, the fate of a cat in North Vancouver.
Britain's Prince Charles scrapped his New Zealand tour schedule Friday to congratulate the All Blacks on their Rugby World Cup win, delighting locals with a joke about losing finalists Australia.
A judge in the L.A. Superior Court has ruled Bindi Irwin will not be paid for appearing on the show Dancing with the Stars until proof is provided of her father's death. Steve Irwin was best known as the Crocodile Hunter on Animal Planet.
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is beginning a program that offers a take-home antidote kit for opioid drug users in the event of overdose. It is free and intended to battle the increasing number of deaths from drugs such as fentanyl.