Nearly 750 million people are still without access to safe drinking water, according to UNICEF, despite Millennium Development Goal (MDG) gains. With about 2.3 billion gaining improved access to drinking water since 1990, the world met the water MDG 5 years ahead of the…

Scientists now believe a mutated strain of enterovirus D68 that’s more polio-like than other strains in recent years may be responsible for the paralysis of US children following last fall’s nationwide outbreak. Researchers sequenced the genes of a virus found in…

The world’s largest reported toxic e-waste dumping site has taken over a mangrove swamp in the middle of Accra, Ghana, where children now risk their lives to pull metals from discarded electronics.