A large European study in 10 countries found that participants who drank two or more glasses of sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened soft drinks drinks per day had a higher risk of all-cause mortality.
The analysis was carried out by the Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science. The report says it is an urgent moral obligation of richer countries to invest in adaptation measures that will benefit the world.
Social networking sites are known to cause stress in users, known as technostress from social media. However, instead of switching off or using them less, people are moving from one aspect of the social media to another which could cause addiction.
In a new report issued by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientists warn that the decisions we make now regarding land use and food production will determine whether or not global warming is controllable.
Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.
The rate of deforestation today is pushing the world's largest rainforest closer to a point beyond which it cannot recover. 1,345 square kilometers of the region have been cleared so far this month, higher than the previous monthly record.
Meanwhile Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands also reached new record highs, of 41.8C, 41.5C, 40.8C and 40.7C respectively.
Since 1974, scientists have warned of the risks of brain damage, liver and lung cancer, brain lesions and neuroendocrine disorders from consuming aspartame, which is found in thousands of products around the world.
Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. Yet another symptom of an Arctic transitioning into a more volatile state as the planet warms.
It has been almost twenty years since leading chocolate manufacturers signed an agreement to eradicate child labor in 2001. However they failed.
Within the next 80 years, the world's population is expected to top 11 billion. A new article describes how the increase in population and the need to feed everyone will give rise to human infectious disease.