Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India. Record levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, trap ever more heat
A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa, as drought puts their breeding ground in peril. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports. A warning, some of the images in her report may be disturbing.
February 4 is designated as World Cancer Day, and the disease remains one of the world's leading causes of death. Last year, there were close to two million new cases of cancer worldwide and more than 600-thousand people died of the disease. But progress is being made. Cancer mortality rates have been going down for decades, and new technology is making early detection easier. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.