Organizations and activists used World Water Day, designated by the United Nations as March 22 in 1993, to draw attention to and to work to reduce global and local water challenges. The UN’s children’s agency, UNICEF, released research saying that population growth and climate change will help lead to water scarcity for one in four children by 2040.
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The next time you feel jealous of pro baseball players, remember this: They still have to do photo day. In major league camps in Florida and Arizona, that one bit of awkwardness you left behind in grade school remains a rite of spring.
If the third Saturday in May in Baltimore can be too hot for you, another horse racing spectacle, held over the weekend at a mountain resort in Switzerland, courts the opposite extreme, holding its meeting on a frozen lake.
Efforts to stabilize erosion authorities feared could lead to a failure of America’s tallest dam reached a point where they were no longer requiring evacuation of the Oroville, California, area, an order that affected almost 200,000 people. Still, work to lower the level of the reservoir above continued with urgency as a series of rainstorms approached.
Leading up to an expected government response to the court injunction that halted President Donald Trump’s restrictions on the travel of certain immigrants, people who had been stranded rushed back to the United States and demonstrators on both sides made their views known.
The 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, set for Feb. 13 and 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York, will be the first to include the American Hairless Terrier, Pumi, and Sloughi. Organizers announced the three new breeds at a media event on Monday, where they also promoted the 2017 Masters Agility Championship.
Professionals and amateurs on four and two wheels are about a quarter of the way through the 2017 running of the Dakar Rally, a grueling — and, over the course of its 39-year history, sometimes deadly — off-road endurance race. Originally run from France to Senegal, the race, inspired by a rider in a traditional rally who got lost in the desert, was moved to South America eight years ago due to security concerns. This year’s rally started Monday in Asuncion, Paraguay, and is scheduled to finish Jan. 14 in Buenos Aires.
Across the county Wednesday, public ceremonies, private remembrances, and impromptu selfies marked the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that pushed the United States into World War II.
Day and night for a week in northeastern Myanmar, homemade fireworks woven into hot air balloons’ bamboo frames are released over adoring crowds, showering them in sparks. The Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival is regarded as one of the most beautiful and dangerous celebrations in Asia.