Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica.
Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'
Delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta, the alma mater of Martin Luther King Jr., the billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith made a surprise announcement: His family would wipe out the student debt of the entire class of 2019.
Billionaire pledges to pay student debt for 2019 class at historic black US college
Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps.
Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heights
As she ponders her future abroad, Greek university graduate Alexandra is unsure she wants to vote on May 26 for an EU structure she holds responsible for ravaging her country after its debt crisis.
After crisis, Greek youth divided about EU
Many species of bee are on the brink of extinction in parts of the UK — and some types have been lost entirely, a report has found.
Dozens of bee species extinct or on verge of disappearing across UK, study finds
Exposure to environmental pollutants can cause alterations in brain development that affect sexual development and fertility for several generations, a study has found.
Environmental toxins may impair fertility of future generations: Study
When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim.
Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'
On the floor of the Alabama State Senate this week, a robotic voice read nine pages of legalese that would define a new reality for women in the state: Abortion would be a crime, starting from the moment a woman knows she is pregnant.
How new abortion bans will harm most vulnerable
The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the precious mineral, hoping for a better season than the last.
Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate
Five foreign tourists died on Saturday after a private plane they were traveling in crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the island of Roatán, near the Atlantic Coast of Honduras, local authorities said.
Five foreign tourists killed in Honduras plane crash

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