Cambodia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Southeast Asia. The number of Cambodian women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped in recent years. Yet more than 1,000 young mothers and pregnant women still die each year.
Two new studies have linked rising temperatures on Earth’s surface to the Syrian civil war and California’s dry weather. The two point to the possibility of clear and present dangers from a threat often considered far in the future.
A new Arizona state law requires high school students to pass the same exam new citizens take. Supporters want Americans to become more involved in civic life. But some question whether civic education and tests will have that effect.