Now that COP21 has wrapped up and the first ever binding agreement agreed to, the question becomes how do countries actually hit the targets they have set — targets that will need to increase in the coming years? One answer has a broad consensus: carbon pricing.
The rocker's breakthrough release turned 20 this year. Here is the loose, uncompromising way it was made. "She didn't want to copy anything," said co-writer Glen Ballard. "It was the least derivative thing I've ever done."
Lobster implies luxury — no matter how it's prepared or where you're eating it. But not long ago, lobsters in the US were so cheap and unwanted that eating them was considered "cruel and unusual punishment." Here's how that changed.
The World's Andrea Crossan is our animal beat reporter. And she loves it. Her list of the best animal stories of 2014 includes a shaggy dog named Arthur, a sexy shark named Lydia and boozy birds ending up in the drunk tank.
In 1914, a shipload of would-be immigrants from India were roughly handled and turned away. Canada's government of the time wanted to keep the country white. Finally, a prime minister has acknowledged Canada was wrong on the record.
All is not lost. That's the uplifting message from the third installment of an important UN report on climate change. It says the cost of keeping global warming in check is relatively modest, if we move quickly.