But according to a recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics, only a fraction of high schools are starting later than 8:30 a.m., which is what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.[U.S. doctors urge later school start times for teens]The average start time for high schools in the United States is 7:59 a.m., according to the report, published Tuesday. For middle and elementary schools, it’s a little later: 8:04 a.m. and 8:17 a.m.

For the people of Hawaii, alarm bells are ringing....King tides like this aren't just a historic anomaly; they're a sign of what's to come...In April levels peaked at more than nine inches above predicted tides and broke the record high for any water level around Hawaii since 1905. Scientists say the record is likely to be broken again in 2017.

People who are able to keep their emotions under control, listen to others, and treat them fairly and authentically earn the respect of those they work with. They don’t intimidate, condescend, or hog the spotlight in order to attract their colleagues’ attention. Being approachable is actually a hugely undervalued leadership skill, but it’s one emotionally intelligent people find natural.

New data released by Yale researchers gives the most detailed view yet of public opinion on global warming. In Florida, the effects of climate change, including sunny-day flooding, are being felt across the state. Four southeast Florida counties — Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe and Palm Beach — stand out because of their concerted effort to work on climate issues together and to discuss it in nonpartisan terms.

The race to repeal Obamacare by President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress will have one immediate side effect beyond any doctor's office: a large tax cut for the wealthiest Americans....averaging $7 million for each of the 400 highest-earning taxpayers, according to new calculations by the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities using Internal Revenue Service data.

Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.S. productivity ... The higher economic costs would come from extreme heat limiting outdoor work and altering agricultural output, as well as sea level rise eating away at highly populated and economically productive coastal cities, among other impacts.

The proliferation of mobile phones in Africa, alongside falling handset and data costs, are making the widespread usage of e-health solutions increasingly viable. A recent report by mobile operator trade association GSMA found that 557 million Africans have mobile subscriptions. This figure is expected to reach 735 million by 2020.

the Obama administration’s five-year-old “regulatory review” has saved the government $38 billion ...results from streamlining the process and removing duplicative or outdated rules ... An example is the Labor Department’s harmonization of chemical hazard warning requirements with those of other nations, which helped “reduce trade barriers and saving employers more than an estimated $3 billion over five years.

Since the 1980s, women have been more likely than men to vote in the general election....The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University reports that the turnout rate among women in 2012 was about four percentage points higher than that of men. In raw votes, that means that women cast 9.8 million more ballots than did men. Results were similar in the 2004 and 2008 presidential races.

According to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers on projected employment for recent college grads, information management and marketing are two majors in demand by employers. And the most sought-after bachelor's degrees are accounting, computer science, finance, business administration and mechanical engineering.