A century ago, 100,000 tigers roamed the planet. Today, only about 3,900 remain in the wild. So for International Tiger Day, there's no better time to get informed on the endangered species and what conservation methods are being implemented to save them.
Today’s canary-in-the-mine warning is the news that drug-resistant forms of malaria-causing parasites are spreading across southeast Asia leading to “alarmingly high” treatment failure rates as the insects have developed an immunity to the frontline chemicals usually used to control them.
African swine fever in China has become a major world food markets event, with the Chinese loss in pork production now estimated at nearly 30%, larger than the US annual pork production, or equivalent to the EU’s annual pork supply.
Finland’s Huhtamaki Oyj is on the hunt for acquisitions — possibly even a large-scale deal — as the world’s biggest listed food-packaging company seeks to expand in new countries and build on profitable North American operations.
The purity and potency of all the main illegal drugs is increasing in Europe drug experts have warned; Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce has called for a full investigation into a $5m payment to the FAI and a man who was paralysed in a car crash almost 25 years ago has taken his first steps.