animals and society

Latest victims of overtourism? Huskies

The nights are drawing in and temperatures are dropping in the Northern Hemisphere. And in Finnish Lapland, that means one thing: Tourists are on the way, and they want husky rides.

It's National Black Cat Day!

Black cats get a bad rap, especially during Halloween season, when they're associated with witches and other scary things that go bump in the night.

Chicago businesses help during teacher strike

About 25,000 educators are on strike in Chicago, forcing the country's third biggest school district to cancel classes and leaving about 300,000 students and their families to figure out where they will go. Many Chicago children depend on the breakfast and lunch provided at school as two of their daily meals.

Mixing bleach and citrus cleaners may be harmful

Raise your hand if bleach is your go-to cleaner when you want to get rid of dangerous cold germs and flu viruses, or when you want to sanitize your kitchen. After all, that's what science tells us to do.

10th person dies from rare EEE infection

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reduced the number of deaths in the state from Eastern equine encephalitis from four to three, bringing the nationwide total to nine deaths.