Soaring demand and soaring prices for tuna on the global market has sent fishing through the roof. It's also led to a dramatic decline in tuna populations. The waters off a handful of central Pacific islands have the only remaining healthy populations -- and those are coming under threat now too.
In June 2013, the State Department will issue their ranking of every nation on the issue of human trafficking. And the United States has already started increasing efforts to reduce human trafficking both in the United States and abroad.
The deadly rape in India late last year has increased awareness among immigrants in the United States about the dangers of domestic and sexual violence, activists say. But especially with immigrants, there are a number of barriers for women who choose to speak out.
Author Don Hagist wanted to paint a picture of what British soldiers were really like during the American Revolution. Were they, as Hollywood depicts, violent spiteful automatrons? Or were they something else, more human, entirely?
President Barack Obama intends to address climate change, gay rights, immigration reform and a whole host of other issues in his second term. He laid them out in a 20-minute inaugural address that surprised many -- and delighted many of his fellow Democrats.
Reoccurring problems with the lithium ion batteries used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have led to ongoing safety concerns. And with many engineers due to retire from the company, there's concern that American students won't be able to fill those spots.
When Meehan Crist was younger, her mother had a concussion. It changed her mother's life, so much so that sometimes she'd walk into a room and not remember where she was. When Crist found out what happened, it sent her on a journey of trying to understand more about the brain.
Smugglers are getting bolder, using bigger boats to travel farther up the California coast to deliver people and drugs to the United States. And they're also becoming more violent, which has put people who work along the coast ill at ease.
When the media began following the heartbreaking love story of a star football player from Notre Dame and his ailing girlfriend, it created a network of support. But, the ailing girlfriend never existed. And now many want answers about whether Te'o was in on it all along.
An oral history project at the University of California, Irvine, seeks to help Vietnamese American students connect with their elders and, along the way, document the stories of life for Vietnamese immigrants to the United States, before and after their trip.