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Crucial tropical forests were destroyed at a rate of 10 soccer fields a minute last year

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The area of tropical forest destroyed in 2021 was enough to cover the entire island of Cuba, and sent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as India does in an entire year from burning fossil fuels, according to a...

Biden administration announces it will resume onshore oil and gas lease sales with higher royalty rate

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The Department of Interior announced Friday it planned to resume onshore oil and gas lease sales on federal land, with a higher royalty rate for companies to pay to the federal government. The Bureau of Land Manage...

NYC soaring crime rate in first months of 2022 fueled by repeat offenders

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The figures come as Mayor Eric Adams has returned controversial police initiatives to address the increasing crime figures during his first months in office.  "It's clear what we are confronting: A perception among c...

US adult cigarette smoking rate fell during first year of pandemic

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U.S. cigarette smoking dropped to a new all-time low in 2020, with 1 in 8 adults saying they were current smokers, according to survey data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adult e...

Caregiver fatigue in America rising at unprecedented rate: reports

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"We encourage families to try to plan ahead. It can be difficult to face an older loved one’s changing needs, but if you have plans in place for how your family/network will support the primary caregiver in both big ...

Americans from four cities rate the state of our union: ‘It’s not heading in a good direction’

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Biden faces a slew of challenges as he prepares to give his State of the Union address Tuesday, ranging from the ongoing pandemic, inflation, economic volatility, a stalled agenda and war in Europe. Locals from small...

No. 10 Wisconsin succeeding at record rate in close games

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The 10th-ranked Badgers have won their last 14 games that were decided by six points or fewer. Their only loss in such circumstances this season occurred on Nov. 15 when they fell 63-58 to No. 9 Providence while play...

Detroit police chief: 2021 murder rate drop means nothing when you tell ‘mother that her son was shot’

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By the end of the year, both categories saw slight reductions, a stark difference from what many cities across the country saw over the course of an especially violent year.  In 2021, the Motor City saw a 4% reductio...

‘The Five’ rate first year of Biden’s presidency

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SANDRA SMITH, FOX NEWS HOST: By the way, President Biden leaving for Camp David earlier this hour. He just arrived there, we are told, and he will be meeting with his national security team as tensions between Russia...

While Democrats called for defunding police, officers were killed at high rate

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The murder rate in 2021 soared to levels not experienced since the 1990s. Albuquerque, N.M., Louisville, K.Y., Philadelphia, and Portland, Ore., all experienced record-high murder rates in 2021. POLICE UNDER SIEGE: 3...

US murder rate highest it’s been in 25 years as big cities shatter records

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The murder rate was estimated to be 6.9 murders per 100,000 people in 2021 – just 0.5 lower than the 1996 murder rate of 7.4, according to FBI data examined by data analyst Jeff Asher and shared by the New York Times...

China’s birth rate drops for a fifth straight year to record low

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong (CNN...

NYC bail reform beneficiaries rearrested for felonies at higher rate than city projections

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New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) estimated that in 2018, 9% of criminal offenders who were released as part of the state's "non-monetary release" program, which began in 2016, were rearrested...

Biden has lowest first-year Senate confirmation rate among last three presidents, according to new report

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Washington President Joe Biden has the lowest Senate confirmation rate of first-year nominations among the last three presidents, according to a new report from a group that studies presidential transitions. "In Bid...

Minnesota beats West Virginia 18-6 in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

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The Minnesota coach had used television shows and movies — "Elf," "Full House" and "Family Matters" among them — as motivation in the past and this one seemed a perfect fit for his defense. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS...

Covid-19 was third leading cause of death in 2020, driving record rise in death rate and nearly two-year drop in life expectancy

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Covid-19 claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States in 2020, driving a record increase in the death rate and a drop in life expectancy of nearly two years, according to final 2020 death data from th...

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