In recent years, at least 85 percent of the nearly 70 federally tracked species in the U.S. North Atlantic had shifted north or deeper, or both, when compared to the norm over the past half-century, according to a Reuters analysis
Rats are a problem in towns and cities world-wide. But they're also causing huge damage to the world's embattled coral reefs, according to a new study published in the Nature International Journal of Science. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.
Around the world plant based diets are on the rise. Statistics from the research firm Global Data say that six percent of Americans now identify as Vegan. That's not a huge number but it's jumped from one percent in the last couples years, and continues to go up and up. So it's no surprise one California food company is working to meet the growing demand. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Children in Yemen are dying from malnutrition. Officials from the U.N. Children’s Fund say the three-and-a-half year war has pushed the Arab world’s poorest country to the verge of famine. There are 1.8 million malnourished children there, and warring sides block the humanitarian aid these children desperately need to survive. VOA's Arash Arabasadi reports.
According to the most recent Environmental Protection Agency data, about 262 million tons of municipal solid waste were generated in the U.S. in 2015. But while trash proliferation remains a global problem, there is a growing trend to help combat it. Repair Cafés are cropping up around the world, building community while teaching people how to fix their broken items instead of tossing them out. VOA's Jill Craig recently visited the Twins ACE hardware store in Fairfax, Virginia.
Tornadoes, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes are not a rare occurrence in California. Julia Vassey introduces us to people who are trying to be prepared to not only survive these cataclysms themselves, but help others do so as well. Anna Rice narrates her report.