Of the 200 environmentalists killed globally in 2021, three-quarters of them were from Latin America, the report by NGO Global Witness says.
Ian plows into Florida as one of the most powerful US storms in recent years, causing power shortages and assaulting the state with howling winds, torrential rain and a treacherous surge of ocean surf.
Swiss glaciers set a grim record in 2022, with three cubic kilometres of ice — or three trillion litres of water — melting away.
Injected drug, lecanemab, slowed the progress of the brain-wasting disease by 27 percent compared to a placebo, meeting the study's main goal, say drugmakers Eisai and Biogen.
Over 2.5 million Americans in the southeasternmost US state are under evacuation orders or warnings as Ian threatens to bring a deadly storm to some areas.
Indian police are on the search for a teacher suspected in the killing of fifteen-year-old student Nikhil Dohre, which has sparked violent protests in Auraiya district.
The bones of about 64 Maori and Moriori –– the Indigenous people of mainland New Zealand and the Chatham Islands, respectively –– were looted from the island nation by Austrian taxidermist and graverobber Andreas Reischek in the late 1800s.
The intentional crash was seven years in the making, with NASA looking to see whether it could manually direct a space probe to collide with an asteroid and deflect its trajectory to prevent a potentially catastrophic impact with Earth.
A young chess player, Hans Niemann, beat the top champion, Magnus Carlsen, in September. All hell broke loose when in a rematch within weeks Carlsen forfeited the game against Niemann after making just one move.
Authorities urge residents to prepare for Ian that is forecast to become a major hurricane within days as it tracks toward the US state.
Powerful storm knocks out electricity to more than half a million homes, creating a condition that police said were "like nothing we've ever seen."
Hurricane Fiona pounds Atlantic island of Bermuda with heavy rain and winds as it tracks northward toward eastern Canada, where it threatens to become one of the most severe storms in Canadian history.
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