Europe and Asia lead push to replace traditional cars with electric and hybrid ones amid climate and pollution concerns.
Roughly 100 million fewer children are having to work or are trapped in slavery or sexual trafficking, according to a progress report. But serious concerns remain about a slowdown in the rate at which children are being extracted from dangerous work conditions.
New York becomes the most recent of 11 states to enact a ban in efforts to dissuade the popularity of vaping among American youth.
As more consumers turn away from animal fur for luxurious feeling synthetic materials, high-end fashion houses are making a commitment to the prevention of animal cruelty in fashion.
Oxford leads world cities with its plans to ban gas and diesel cars.
Worldwide, actors across the food chain are working at the problem.
Nathan Chen of the US performs in the men's single skating short program competition in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on Feb. 16.
Between 2010 and 2015, an average of 0.08 percent of the world’s forests was lost each year, down from 0.18 percent each year in the 1990s, according to a report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Forest Resources Assessment.
The latest data suggests more American high school students are graduating than ever before. Some experts say new federal requirements are behind the improvement.
The number of people living in extreme poverty will dip below 10 percent of the global population before the year is over, according to the World Bank, and if the world continues on its fast track of economic progress, extreme poverty will be eradicated in 15 years.
The United Nations wants to eliminate global hunger by 2030. That may not be as daunting a task as it sounds.