Dramatic steps are needed to avoid potentially catastrophic levels of global warming, says the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Experts say nature provides some of the best ways to pull planet-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Restoring forests is one route. In West Virginia, where strip mines scarred the earth, experts are working to bring back the forests that once covered vast swaths of the Appalachian Mountains. VOA's Steve Baragona has more.
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.