Cancer's viewed by many as a disease of the developed world. Alternately, it's viewed as too hard or too expensive to prevent or treat. But often, those views simply aren't true. In Uganda, Dr. Jackson Orem, the country's first, and for a time only, cancer doctor is showing the way.
Efforts to make better use of food resources growing within the city are taking root in Seattle. It's part of a movement to bring urban foraging from the margins to the mainstream as a hedge against food insecurity and climate change.
It's easy to think cancer's a result of bad habits — or bad luck. And in a way, the bad luck part is true. But it goes beyond that. Infectious diseases, things prevented or quickly treated in the developing world, are a major cause of cancers, and cancer deaths, in the developing world.
Highly flammable and explosive crude oil from the Bakken Shale of North Dakota is shipped by rail, much of it by BNSF Railways. An investigation by Oregon Public Broadcasting unearthed charges that the railroad carrier mishandles safety issues for its trains.
Charles Krafft has generated a wide following for his provocative art. But until recently, he wasn't especially controversial. But a reporter recently uncovered, and confirmed, that Krafft doesn't believe in the Holocaust.
Airports don't have a particularly eco-friendly reputation. But they typically have large swaths of land that can't be developed. And at several airports in the US and overseas, that land has become popular for raising honey bees — and producing honey.