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Battle for Arctic Region

As climate change pushes the cold and ice a little farther north each year, it is spurring talk of a gold rush for the Arctic’s abundant natural resources, prized...

The Earth’s Population Is Reaching New Heights. Are We Prepared for the Consequences?

In the year 2000, the population of earth was 6.11 billion people. According to the US Census Bureau’s World Population Clock, that number is now 7.49 billion. The UN anticipates world population...

U.N. General Assembly Updates: Israelis and Palestinians to Address Meeting

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are set to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, a day after President Trump said he hoped to engineer the framework for a...

U.N. General Assembly Updates: Trump to Chair Security Council Meeting

A day after President Trump appeared before the United Nations and made clear his disdain for a global approach to problem solving, he returns on Wednesday to wield the...

What Is the United Nations? Explaining Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Nearly everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather for the 73rd...

The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Nearly everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather for the 73rd...

How Virtual Reality is Making Home Buying Easier Than Ever

If you’ve ever gone househunting, you know how draining it can be. While staged homes are beautiful, it’s nearly impossible to imagine how the same space would come together...

Typhoon Mangkhut: At Least 43 Bodies Found in Philippines Landslide

Emergency workers in the Philippines recovered 43 bodies from the muddied wreckage of a gold miners’ bunkhouse after Typhoon Mangkhut set off a landslide, burying the remote northern town...

Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly Storm Nears Hong Kong and China’s Coast

Typhoon Mangkhut was nearing Hong Kong and the southern coast of China on Sunday, after cutting a destructive path through the Philippines and killing dozens of people there. The...

Typhoon Mangkhut: Storm Slams Philippines on Landfall

Typhoon Mangkhut struck the Philippines early Saturday after thousands of people evacuated their homes to dodge the 550-mile wide storm as it roared across the Pacific. The ferocity of the...