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Americans are working longer but aren’t as healthy

Americans born in 1960 will be able to start collecting their full Social Security retirement check at the age of 67—two years later than their …

Rick Perry attacks American health and prosperity in bid to bail out coal plants

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry took unprecedented action last friday by pushing the independent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to set aside …

Some 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year, UN health agency warns

28 September 2017 – About 25 million unsafe abortions, accounting for 45 per cent of all abortions, occurred every year from 2010 to 2014 worldwide, with 97 …

215 million U.S. adults watched the solar eclipse

Eighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically. The audience of 215 million adults is nearly twice …

Global ‘learning crisis’ threatens future of millions young students – World Bank report

26 September 2017 – Schooling without learning is a terrible waste of precious resources and of human potential, the World Bank said today, warning in a new …

Fetal death rate in Flint rose 58% after lead crisis

Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis resulted in fewer babies born there—the result of reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates—compared to …

Hurricane Irma erased ‘footprints of an entire civilization’ on Barbuda, Prime Minister tells UN

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Alphonso Browne, told the United Nations General Assembly today that after the largest storm ever in the …

Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline

20 September 2017 – Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has …

UN launches initiative to reach equal pay for equal work by 2030

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and …

What Does the 2040 Diesel and Petrol Ban Mean for Road Freight Companies?

Britain Matches France’s Clean Air Commitment The British Government’s recent indication that it will join France in outlawing petrol and diesel by 2040 …