“Floods and hurricanes happen. The hazard itself is not the disaster—it’s our habits, our building codes.” Historic flooding in the Missouri River and Mississippi River basins has ravaged much of the in
Entire villages have been destroyed in Mozambique and Zimbabwe and most of their inhabitants swept away, as rescuers race to save tens of thousands of people trapped by flood waters from Cyclone Idai.
(CNN) — The most common question that curator Edward Bleiberg fields from visitors to the Brooklyn Museum's Egyptian art galleries is a straightforward but salient one: Why are the statues' noses broken?
Early one morning last summer, I stood inside a museum in Antwerp and watched as a painting was hung on the wall. When I walked in, the gallery was empty. To one side, there was a crate about a metre Royal
In his work for The Atlantic, W. S. Merwin often wrote about time slipping away and goals remaining just out of reach. The former U.S. Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin died last week at the age of 91. His writing
In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history,
Night has just fallen over the busy Moroccan city of Casablanca as a loud swarm of motorbikes rolls up the main street in the central district of Racine. The leather-clad riders come to a stop outside
Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday new limits on a lethal chemical found in paint
President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the global threat of white nationalism, as other world leaders condemned far-right extremism and racism in the wake of a devastating mass shooting at two mosques
What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol We don’t just eat more burgers than our grandparents, we also eat more fruit, granola bars and 'guilt-free'
This Songbird Is Nearly Extinct in the Wild. An International Treaty Could Help Save It — but Won’t.
Fewer than 500 black-winged mynas remain in the wild in Indonesia, but each year more of the songbirds are captured and sold as pets. Banteng — “the most beautiful and graceful of all wild cattle,” according