World Topics

Three West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

Mar 30, 2015

Three West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex. The region’s Ebola outbreak has killed more than 10,000 people ...

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

Mar 29, 2015

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark Saturday as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign. The usually glittering nighttime majesty of the Empire State Building was set to “faint sparkle” ...

Mar 29, 2015

Mexico sets 25% pollution cut goal by 2030 for climate talks

Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall’s Paris climate change talks, pledging to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030. Short-lived pollutants include “black carbon,” essentially soot produced by burning wood, dung, ...

Ebola crisis 'exposed failures of aid system'

Mar 28, 2015

Ebola crisis 'exposed failures of aid system'

by Eric Randolph

Aid agency Doctors Without Borders marked the first anniversary of Africa’s Ebola outbreak on March 23 with a report slamming the international community’s slow response and detailing the “indescribable horror” faced by its staff. More than 10,000 people have been killed and nearly 25,000 ...