People worldwide are living longer, healthier lives. A new study of mortality patterns in humans, monkeys and apes suggests that the last few generations of humans have enjoyed the biggest life expectancy boost in primate history.
Modern life is killing children with the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer rising 40 percent in the past 16 years because of air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and radiation, scientists have warned.
Twenty-five years ago, the Midlands villages of Moira, Donisthorpe and Overseal in the UK overlooked a gruesome landscape. The communities were surrounded by opencast mines, old clay quarries, spoil heaps, derelict coal workings, polluted waterways and all the other ecological wreckage of heavy industry.