America's problem isn't an oil shortage. It's the country's insatiable appetite. The U.S. is not headed for a repeat of the energy crisis of the 1970s, but these are warning signs. By default,

The July AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa focusses on the horrifying numbers. In just 20 years, HIV outbreaks have erupted in every corner of the globe, killing 19 million people so far, But

Although he has lived with HIV for more than 10 years, Tom Dionne seemed the very picture of health. Since suffering a bout of AIDS-related infections in 1996, Dionne had used powerful new drugs to

Taiwan's fledging green movement is up in arms over hints that a controversial $5.6 billion project nuclear power project, situated just 40 kilometres from Taipei, may not be scrapped after all-even

Employees at such top U.S. companies as Levi Strauss, US West, BP Amoco, even Washington's own regulator, the Environmental Protection Agency, have claimed that they suffered sick building-related

The high cost of energy and tough government regulations have forced European architects and office developers to tackle the problems of bad air and toxic materials. Such improvements aren't uniform

Increasingly, U.S. landfill and incinerator facilities are the last stop for electronic waste. But computers, cell phones, TVs and other electronic equipment are laden with toxins that can leach into

Barranquitas, a town in Venezuela has the world's highest incidence of Huntington's chorea, a fatal genetic disorder. Nearly half the town's 10,000 people possess the gene. Huntington's attacks brain

The source of pain in 'phantom' limbs : One of the great medical mysteries is the source of phantom-limb syndrome. Doctors have been puzzled for centuries by patients who, after losing an arm or a

Many fear that free trade harms wages, jobs and the environment and its fueling a second wave of protests against globalization that kicked off in Washington, D.C., on Apr.9. So many people are angry