The spread of novel coronavirus in China has focused great attention on public health in that country and around the world. But the outbreak is also having a major economic impact, with quarantines imposed, flights suspended and factories shuttered. William…
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
A Louisiana island that provides critical nesting habitat for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of erosion and a crippling 2010 oil spill.
By Christina Larson, Associated Press
Scientists have trained dogs to sniff out a disease that's harming citrus trees in Florida, California and Texas.
By Steven Wine, Associated Press
The game will be played Sunday in Miami for the 11th time, the most of any city. But the sea and temperature are rising, which could eventually make South Florida an unsuitable Super Bowl site.
By Christopher Livesay, Melanie Saltzman
High poverty and unemployment rates among the world's 26 million refugees means that many are struggling with food security after fleeing their home countries. But in Lebanon, a U.N. pilot program is trying to use technology and digital innovations to…
By Christopher Livesay, Melanie Saltzman, Alessandro Pavone
Jordan is home to an estimated 3 million refugees, and the country's harsh terrain makes supplying food for them difficult. But to combat the food shortages, the U.N. World Food Program is using technologies like iris scans to track refugee…
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Wildfires burned out of control near Australia’s national capital, Canberra, and across surrounding New South Wales state on Saturday, with endangered residents warned to prepare to evacuate. The capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of a…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment for children with peanut allergies.
By Dorothee Thiesing, Cara Anna, Associated Press
Africa has 15% of the world’s population, yet is likely to “shoulder nearly 50% of the estimated global climate change adaptation costs," the African Development Bank has said…
By Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
A telescope in Hawaii is revealing the turbulent gas surface of the sun in what scientists called unprecedented detail.
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