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Extreme space weather-induced blackouts could cost US more than $40 billion daily

WASHINGTON, DC — The daily U.S. economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than …

Affordable water in the US: A burgeoning crisis

EAST LANSING, Mich. – If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five …

100 donated laptops to bridge the digital divide

Too often, the lack of a computer creates challenges for immigrant families, especially those from low-income backgrounds. Electronic Recycling Association …

New study finds 1 in 5 US gun owners obtained firearm without background check

One in five U.S. gun owners who obtained a firearm in the past two years did so without a back­ground check, according to a new national survey con­ducted by …

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded

The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported …

Woman hospitalized after developing complication of a New Year ‘detox’

A middle-aged woman developed a potentially life-threatening complication following a New Year ‘detox’ that involved drinking lots of fluids and …

PwC economists reveal predictions for 2017, as globalisation takes a back seat

US will drive growth in the G7 Core Eurozone employment to hit all-time high, but periphery will create more jobs Indonesia set to become world’s 16th …

10,000 metric tons of plastic enter Great Lakes every year

A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup …

The Full Impact of NHS’ Staffing Crisis

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is a prominent source of contention in the country’s ongoing battle with rising demand for quality health care. …

Widespread sexual harassment persists in India

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sexual harassment remains a pervasive problem in India despite tougher laws enacted more than three years ago after a woman was …

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