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U.S. will see more wildfires, but not everywhere

  A new study suggests that while wildfires in the US will become more frequent overall, changes will not be straightforward and uniform—some areas may …

Nearly 800 Venezuelans arriving in Brazil each day

“As the complex political and socio-economic situation in their country continues to worsen, arriving Venezuelans are in more desperate need of food, shelter …

As Security Council debates Salisbury chemical attack, Russia calls accusation absurd; UK stands by charge

Russia “is not responsible” for the attack in Salisbury, that country’s Ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said, stressing that the origin of …

Climate chaos to continue in 2018

“Scientists are now worried that unless accelerated action is taken by 2020, the Paris goal may become unattainable,” the UN chief told reporters at the …

Facebook privacy debate shows most countries not ready for digital economy

The main UN agency dealing with the economics of globalization said Wednesday that the privacy concerns raised after the revalation that a political data firm …

Syria conflict: 2017 deadliest year for children

UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis Panos Moumtzis alongside UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore addressed a …

Wildfires will likely get worse in the western U.S.

 In many cases, the massive wildfires that burned in California, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, and other parts of North America in 2017 exhibited …

Survey: 54% of gun owners don’t store them safely

More than half of US gun owners participating in a new survey reported not safely storing all their firearms. The survey of 1,444 US gun owners, believed to be …

Women report more rudeness at work from other women

  Women report more incivility from other women at work than from male coworkers, according to a new study. “In other words, women are ruder to each …

Civilian situation in Syria’s east Ghouta ‘spiraling out of control,’ warns UN aid official

“I am deeply alarmed by the extreme escalation in hostilities in east Ghouta,” Panos Moumtzis, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, …