After ousting a female president, Michel Temer immediately named a cabinet without a single non-white male, a first in 37 years and a move that has riled many Brazilians.
Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, took office Thursday, and announced a new cabinet — without one single woman in it.
It's been a disastrous month for the ruling government, but protesters across the country flocked to the streets in an attempt to blow wind into the sails of an administration that many have already declared a sinking ship.
Alpha Natural Resources seeks to pay executive bonuses of nearly $12 million in 2016, after incurring $1.3 billion in losses last year and seeking to cut health and life insurance benefits for 1,200 rank-and-file employees.
A new study shows the extraordinary extent to which anthropogenic global warming is altering the naturally occurring changes of the Earth's climate.
A new poll reveals deep support in seven western states for national park designations and federal, rather than state, control over land set aside for public use.
St. Louis-based Arch Coal is the fourth US coal company to file for bankruptcy since July, as coal production slides to its lowest level in 30 years.
The Guaraní-Kaiowa indigenous people of southern Brazil report a suicide rate 34 times higher than the national average.
As storms continue to batter the United States, a powerful weather system is building in the Arctic, which could bring high temperatures and strong winds to Iceland and the United Kingdom.
A few residents of China's dirtiest cities can afford to move to cleaner ones, while those with automobiles travel to the countryside to "wash your lungs" — but most rely on cheap, disposable masks.
A UN agency says successful anti-drug policy explains the 48 percent drop in Afghan opium production in 2015, yet experts say it did not sufficiently explore the role of environmental factors in the decline.
Topography, heavy traffic, old automobiles, and poor fuel quality are causing the dirty air, which has forced authorities to urge residents to remain indoors.
Ahead of a UN General Assembly session on international drug policy, the Open Society Foundation says environmental devastation is among the collateral damage caused by anti-drug programs.
A decline in coal burning in China and increasingly competitive prices for renewable energy production seem to be decoupling levels of economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions.
Reproductive health advocates see the numbers as a reflection of the decisions faced by women who live in conservative states where sweeping legislative measures have aimed to prevent women from terminating their pregnancies.
As the World Bank warns that climate change could undo recent advances in poverty eradication, the UK Met Office says global temperatures are approaching a dangerous threshold.
A key Chevron witness admitted to lying in a racketeering and fraud suit against attorney Steven Donziger, so the lawyer and his legal team are asking that the federal court judgement be thrown out.
Following TransCanada's request for a delay in a US State Department decision over the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline, environmental groups are pushing the Obama administration to deny the request — and the pipeline altogether.
Conservation groups say that illegal loggers may have intentionally set the fires in retaliation for indigenous group monitoring of their activities.
Although the country is no longer consumed by the violence and inflation of the early 2000s, a widespread lack of economic opportunity is fueling the poaching trade.