Not everyone’s a winner when tech jobs come to town. Find out how the wage gap between Americans has grown — and what that means for people of color.
Today, we say goodbye to an automotive icon and an old friend. Volkswagen is halting production of the Beetle. For real this time. We think.
Prosecutors say financier Jeffrey Epstein allegedly found underage girls through a man who promised the women modeling contracts in the US. How common is this scheme to snare women into trafficking rings?
This spring, passengers on Qantas Airways flight in Australia were greeted in an unusual way: They were on board the world's first waste-free flight.
Sanctions on Iran have squeezed the economy since the 1970s, and since US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal, they have been ratcheting up. Some Iranians are ready to cut and run but others are waiting out the economic storm.
In the battle to save a species in South Africa, questioning militancy is yielding results.
In the US, food is often thrown out simply because it doesn’t look good enough. Recently, a crop of companies has popped up with an entrepreneurial solution to food waste: they sell less-than-perfect produce straight to consumers.
Plastic junk from the US is often sent to Southeast Asia, where illegal "recycling" centers are causing an environmental emergency with the fumes from burning trash. And many people believe that America, above all, has the power to make this stop.
Home-delivered meal kits are booming across the globe. They send us the raw ingredients and a recipe; we cook it up. But is our lust for convenience hurting or helping the planet?
When a palm oil development project tried to cut down the last major swath of tropical rainforest in Liberia, lawyer Alfred Brownell jumped into action — and almost lost his life.
When he was a real estate mogul, Trump earned some national recognition by taking aim at Japan back in the 1980s.
When a major export terminal project threatened to bring 360,000 gallons of crude oil per day through the Fruit Valley neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington, along the Columbia River, Linda Garcia led a long fight against the project.
Throughout California, many of the workers in elderly care facilities face inhumane conditions, wage theft, and abuse form their employers. Despite efforts from the state, many of these crimes go unpunished and workers are left with few options.
This is hardly what Americans envision when they drop off glitchy laptops or broken printers at their local recycling drop-off center. Yet, what fuels these Southeast Asian scrapyards is junk from afar — typically more affluent places such as Europe, Australia and the US.
In the spring of 1969, 19-year-old Terry Tickhill Terrell walked into the Institute of Polar Studies at OSU and told the secretary, “Hi, I want a job in Antarctica.”
It looked like Washington and Beijing were close to a deal. But discussions fell apart and US President Donald Trump is increasing the rate for tariffs on Chinese imports.
A type of regional mezcal from Jalisco, Mexico, is making its way north of the border. But new regulations meant to protect rural producers may wind up threatening their very existence.
The government of Uganda and international agencies have taken an innovative approach to housing displaced persons by building more permanent facilities that serve both refugees and local residents.
Commuters and shoppers take the five-minute trip across the border on rafts of two-by-fours, fueling the cross-border economy between Suchiate, Mexico, and Tecún Umán, Guatemala.
The Whopper is an icon of American culture. But the Whopper is getting a complete overhaul. And when we say complete, we literally mean complete.
A federal judge recently allowed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil to go forward over the alleged vulnerabilities of the company’s Boston Harbor storage facility to climate disruption.
Leaders are accused of embezzling well over a billion dollars earmarked for social and development projects in Haiti, fueling protests that shut down the country.
In El Salvador, erratic weather is taking a big toll, agricultural experts say, compounding the challenges for coffee farmers at a critical moment.
Vermont — a state with a declining, aging population and falling birth rates — is trying to be welcoming, but hasn’t quite figured out how to attract new, diverse residents.