On the troubled continent, Bush will stump for his $15 billion AIDS relief plan. With medicine and treatment now cheaper and more accessible than ever, 30 million people may stand a chance. As

Nine percent of the big fish have already been caught. Will rampant over fishing cause the ocean's ecosystems to collapse? No one knows. Marine biologists are spoiled for diversity : the Australians

In 1982, with 13 major species of whales teetering on the brink of extinction, the International Whaling Commission imposed a moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Since then, the Northern Pacific

Much has been said over the years about preserving the wilderness and the animals that live in it. What's gone virtually ignored is the people, overwhelmingly poor, who often pay the price when land

The long term effects of diabetes can be devastating

Like most of the countries in southern Africa, Malawi has been ravaged by AIDS for two decades. At one end of the facility is a small out patient clinic where people who can pay $1 a day receive

Famine-torn Africa stands to gain the most from the biotech revolution. Why then hae scientists ignored its staple crops? It was one of those rare inventions that could save the world. Back in the

Obesity is spreading to parts of the world that once worried about getting enough to eat.Within the past decade obesity rates have shot up by 50 per cent, rising from 200 million people in 1995 to

The richest people onearth have created a dund of more than $24 billion to save the poorest from disease : A report.

A few scientists in Mexico says a corn purchased from government containing transgenes - genes from bacteria and other organisms artificially introduced into the corn to make it resistant to