Montreal hosts the United Nations Climate Change Conference ?the first official meeting since the Kyoto Protocol became law earlier this year. Living on Earth attended the gathering in which signatories to the Kyoto treaty set the protocol in motion. Many
Nations will soon meet in Montréal to try to lay out the next phase of greenhouse gas reductions. On the agenda: how to bring large developing countries, like China and India, on board to set limits on their carbon emissions.
Organics and health food are a growing business in the United States. With recent news that farmed-raised salmon has up to ten times the levels of toxins compared to wild salmon, consumers are increasingly concerned about the fish they buy. The government
The coronavirus crisis has put hospitals around the globe under incredible stress. Many are asking, “Are we prepared?” The answer seems to increasingly be, “no.” So, what's next? The World's Elana Gordon moderated a live discussion with Leonard Marcus from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Japan has issued emergency declarations for several prefectures, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care. And, in Lebanon, Hezbollah's latest front line is the fight against coronavirus. And in Iran many are wondering if they can survive the disease and the financial crisis accelerated by US sanctions. Also, these monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center are helping humans fight the coronavirus.
An estimated 32 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November. Registering them to vote requires a substantial in-person effort that grassroots groups can't do right now because of the coronavirus outbreak. Some are shifting their strategies to the internet.
Residents of Wuhan, China, are allowed to leave the city after 11 weeks under lockdown. But in the US, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases dwarfs those from the next three hardest-hit countries. Taiwan's success in fighting the coronavirus is overshadowed by the One China policy, while in South Africa, the government response highlights deep inequalities. And in Israel, coronavirus restrictions contradict many ultra-Orthodox customs. And, why this teen wanted her quinceañera to double as a voter registration site.
The Trump administration designated the Russian Imperial Movement as a terrorist organization. It's the first time ever that such a label has been given to a white supremacy group, opening new paths to countering right-wing extremism in the US.
The Trump administration is requiring additional approval for funds sent to the World Health Organization. And, Spain considers a permanent universal basic income. Thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers have been expelled from the US with minimal processing, as the Trump administration cites the coronavirus in sidestepping international law. Plus, some tips on how to celebrate April holidays when you're unable to gather with family and friends.