Pollution and weather
October 19, 2016
Animals are dying all over the world in huge numbers because of the polluted seas and air. Millions of fish and massive numbers of various marine creatures are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead from the sky, and millions of poultry and wildlife are dying from avian flu. Land animals are also dying in large numbers from disease.
No wreckage or bodies ever recovered
October 14, 2016
The rapid development of global communications increased exposure to news about accidents. As plane tracking technology has improved and become more widely used, the rare incident in which tracking fails gets attention immediately. There have been several flights throughout aviation history that never made it to their destinations, with no wreckage or bodies ever recovered.
Prize worth 8 million Swedish crowns
October 7, 2016
The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded October 7, 2016, to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who became president in 2010 and signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono in September.
UNICEF and WB analysis
October 5, 2016
Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on an average of US$1.90 a day or less per person, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults. Globally, almost 385 million children were living in extreme poverty.
World’s strangest buildings. Part I
September 30, 2016
Matured and amateur architects have brought many amazing buildings to the world, challenging nature’s miracles. Quirky shapes, ambitious designs, new materials and various styles create an impressive picture of modern architecture from sky scrapers to weird stone constructions.
September 9, 2016
A natural disaster is any catastrophic event that is caused by nature or the natural processes of the earth. The severity of a disaster is measured in lives lost, economic loss, and the ability of the population to rebuild.
Luxurious resorts and sunny skies
September 8, 2016
Bora Bora, a 30 km2 island often described as the center of the romantic universe, is famed for its beauty, with luxurious resorts, sunny skies, warm waters and friendly locals. Dormant volcanoes rise up at its center and fan out into lush jungle before spilling into an aquamarine lagoon.
Global health emergency
September 4, 2016
The Zika virus, first identified in Uganda in 1947, is transmitted by the same type of mosquito that carries dengue, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis. A mosquito bites an infected person and then passes those viruses to other people it bites. Outbreaks did not occur outside of Africa until 2007, when it spread to the South Pacific to the Americas, leading to the 2015–16 Zika virus epidemic.
New York state expands Medical Marijuana Program
August 31, 2016
The state of New York announced on August 30, 2016, the implementation of new recommendations to its Medical Marijuana Program, which includes home delivery of cannabis and authorizing nurse practitioners to certify patients for the program.
Everything that follows is a bonus
August 29, 2016
Tsutomu Yamaguchi is the only man officially recognized by the Japanese government as having lived through the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.