SÁBANA DE GUACUCO, Venezuela—Desperate for water, construction worker Pedro Pirela and his neighbors recently laid a nighttime ambush.

India’s women are more likely to be obese than their male counterparts, new research shows.

Two mosquito species that carry the dangerous Zika virus may inhabit a wider range of North America than previously thought.

SÃO PAULO—The Brazilian government released new figures Wednesday showing the number of suspected and confirmed cases of babies born with undersized skulls and brains continues to rise.

MARACAIBO, Venezuela—Health authorities say Zika is spreading quickly across Colombia and Venezuela, warning that the two countries’ porous border region could be the next hot spot after Brazil for

TAIPEI—The mayor of a Taiwanese city hit by an earthquake warned residents to expect a sharp rise in the death toll, even as rescue teams freed several survivors trapped in a collapsed apartment bu

The Hudson River is much cleaner than it used to be, but antiquated infrastructure still contaminates the waters between New York City and New Jersey with untreated sewage and storm water during he

Japanese cities are entering the renewable-energy business, the latest phase in a shake-up of the nation’s power sector in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.

YANGON, Myanmar—The death toll from a landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar passed 100, local authorities say, and there are fears that the number will rise further.

Coca-Cola Co. said Tuesday it has spent almost $120 million to fund scientific research as well as health and fitness programs in the U.S.