The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota
New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America.
Virginia gunman was a 'powder keg' waiting to go 'BOOM'
Andy Parker, father of one of the victims, says he will work for gun legislation and do 'whatever it takes' to make sure 'crazy people don't get guns.'
This is one place you do not want to celebrate your birthday
You would get fined big time.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
Tampon tax is real. Women everywhere pay their governments extra to have periods
How exactly do women pay to have periods? And which countries make them do it? Read on, sisters.
Singapore's new generation wants a kinder, chiller country
Stop fining me, bro.
These are the best places to be a breastfeeding mother
Happy World Breastfeeding Week!
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.
The most recent plane debris found isn't from Flight 370
Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
6 endangered animals that poaching might take from us forever
Cecil the lion is just the tip of the iceberg.
Riddle of missing flight MH370 has confounded experts
In what remains one of the biggest mysteries in the history of civil aviation, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished without a trace. Here is what we know more than a year later.
Like soccer, but sick of FIFA? This is the World Cup for you
CONIFA is the soccer confederation for breakaway states, micronations and other minority peoples.
Want to know your sperm count? There's going to be an app for that
Global warming will fuel mass migration and terrorism
Extreme competition for water and productive land will likely be a source of conflict in the future.
If you want to try Singapore's famous street food, you'd best make your trip now
Growing wealth and changing tastes threaten the country's reputation as a global food mecca.
Oil palm plantations are destroying Southeast Asia's wetlands. Massive floods are next
A new study predicts that nearly half of the coastal land will experience flooding in 25 years, rising to around 82 percent in 100 years.
Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record
The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any fuel.
More than 500 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park (VIDEO)
Footage showed crowds dancing to music in clouds of colored powder which suddenly turned into an inferno that tore through the spectators.
There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.
Obama heads to Congress for last-minute trade push
Today there will be a make-or-break vote on legislation that would grant the president authority to finalize a sweeping trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations.
If you thought Australia's border policy couldn't be more unsympathetic, you were wrong
It is apparently now paying people smugglers to turn their boats around.
Quake strands 137 climbers on Malaysian peak
No deaths or major damage had been reported as of late Friday afternoon.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
Myanmar escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state
Soon after the boat was found on Friday Myanmar authorities said the passengers were "Bengalis" and threatened to send them across the border.
Wary children return to schools after Nepal earthquake
US-QUAKE-NEPAL-EDUCATION:Wary children return to schools after Nepal earthquake
Australian state lists koala as 'vulnerable'
Australia's Queensland state says urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks are threatening the koala.
New Malaysia Airlines CEO announces major company overhaul
The company will undergo massive layoffs and likely get a new name.
Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
Fossil fuels get a lot more global subsidies than public health does. Here's how much, in 4 charts
The IMF says this new data is 'shocking,' so we thought we'd check it out.
Aid for Nepal is falling way short amid concerns for corruption
The United Nations and others have raised only a small fraction of the money needed to help the people of Nepal.