According to a study published by the US Forest Service, the tree canopy is shrinking in the United States at a rapid pace. In a period of five consecutive years, the US forests suffered a loss of 36 million trees per year from urban and rural landscapes. This marks a one percent drop from 2009 to 2014.
Patrick Wilson, PhD, professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of Chicago, and a group of researchers from three other institutions have received a Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development grant — a $12 million initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Flu Lab.
By analyzing sediment cores from the bed of Europe's oldest lake, an international team of scientists has created a detailed climate history of the north-central Mediterranean stretching back 1.36 million years — and revealed the climate mechanism that has driven winter rainfall in the region.
More than 500,000 British workers have been swept into working poverty over the past five years, according to a report that shows the number of people with a job but living below the breadline has risen faster than employment.
More than a million people in the UK live in ‘food deserts’ — neighborhoods where poverty, poor public transport and a dearth of big supermarkets severely limit access to affordable fresh fruit and vegetables, a study claimed.
US President Donald Trump threatened Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would send 25 million Mexicans to his country during a discussion on immigration, one of a series of bizarre statements by Trump that shocked fellow leaders at last week's acrimonious Group of Seven (G7) summit, according to a report.
Scientists have identified the remains of six to eight tiny embryos inside the womb of a 180 million-year-old ichthyosaur specimen. The ancient reptile was pregnant with octuplets when she passed away.
While trillions of dollars are being spent on exploring remote galaxies, Planet Earth is still home to harsh realities that could be easily — and much less expensively—resolved. One of them is that worldwide 152 million children are currently victims of child labor.
China lifting more than 800 million people out of poverty since the start of its economic reform is a great story in human history, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said today, underlining that there is ‘lessons to be learned’ from this Chinese experience.