The wealthy regard access to waterfront as a privilege they pay for — and pay through the nose, they grumble-brag to one another — be it Muskoka lake frontage, Marine Drive homes in Vancouver or suburban pools anywhere.
India is rapidly acquiring the unenviable reputation as the smog center of the world, overhauling China, as the capital New Delhi chokes in a deadly combination of construction dust, the burning of agricultural stubble and vehicle fumes.
No one may yet be advocating it, but two recent reports from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggested one possible solution to many of the emerging world’s economic woes — mass migration from Africa to Asia.
A series of controversial remarks by US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump show that the world should be concerned if he is elected president, a spokeswoman for German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.
A team of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham report that the discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system over the last two decades means that these objects pose a much greater hazard to life than asteroids.
Many tourists today are drawn to the idea of vacationing in far-flung places around the globe where their dollars can make a positive impact on local people and local wildlife. But researchers writing in Trends in Ecology & Evolution say that all of those interactions between wild animals and friendly ecotourists eager to snap their pictures may inadvertently put animals at greater risk of being eaten.
South Korea declared on Tuesday it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people.