Posts with the category “environment”
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last
July 16th, 2019
Ancient Greeks Designed the Parthenon to Impress And Last Few monuments in the world are more recognizable than the Parthenon. Sitting atop a limestone hill rising some 500 feet above the Ilissos Vall...
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole
June 2nd, 2019
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole In the 1950s and 60s at the height of the US civil rights movement, when activists needed somewhere discreet to discuss strategy, they would go to Dooky Chase in New Or...
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change
March 29th, 2019
Neanderthals Resorted to Cannibalism in the Face of Climate Change We know that Neanderthals were carnivores, with a diet that consisted primarily—if not exclusively—of meat. But a new study by resear...
Gaza Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation
February 24th, 2019
Gaza Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation Thousands of protesters gathered in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to call for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign after his atte...
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs
February 12th, 2019
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs While it took the engineering expertise of hundreds of engineers, scientists, and pilots to ensure that Russian cosmonauts could survive space itself...
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People
January 14th, 2019
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims...
How Volcanoes Can Trigger Tsunamis
December 23rd, 2018
How Volcanoes Can Trigger Tsunamis Nobody had any clue. There was certainly no warning. It's part of the picture that now suggests a sudden failure in the west-southwest flank of the Anak Krakatau vol...
France protests an economic catastrophe
December 9th, 2018
France protests an economic catastrophe The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrati...
Rwandans See Glimmer of Hope as Poverty Levels Drop
December 7th, 2018
Rwandans See Glimmer of Hope as Poverty Levels Drop More Rwandan sregistered a significant improvement in their living conditions despite a marginal drop in poverty levels over the last three years, a...
Even The Remains Of Dodo Birds Are Hard To Find
November 27th, 2018
Even The Remains Of Dodo Birds Are Hard To Find There is perhaps no animal more emblematic for the perils of extinction at the hands of human interference than that of the dodo bird. Native only to th...
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens
October 22nd, 2018
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Includ...
Mohammed Dewji: Africa's youngest billionaire abducted in Tanzania
October 11th, 2018
Mohammed Dewji: Africa's 'youngest billionaire' abducted in Tanzania The man said to be Africa's youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam, police ...
Indigenous Seeds Key in Ensuring Food Security in Kenya
October 7th, 2018
Indigenous Seeds Key in Ensuring Food Security in Kenya The solution to achieving food security for the country is based on access to seeds.This is especially because the quality of seeds determines t...
Indonesian troops prepared to shoot looters amid quake desperation
October 3rd, 2018
Indonesian troops prepared to shoot looters amid quake desperation The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster has climbed above 1,400, with time running out to rescue survivors six days...
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark
September 30th, 2018
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark Far out in the Pacific Ocean, Ben Lecomte swam past a milestone this week.Lecomte, who’s attempting to become the first man to swim across t...
7 Outside-The-Kitchen Uses For Honey
September 27th, 2018
7 Remarkable ‘Outside-The-Kitchen’ Uses For Honey September is National Honey Month, and the golden liquid seems to deserve the honor. Americans consume about 1.5 pounds of honey per person annually, ...
Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think
August 25th, 2018
Why Nordic countries might not be as happy as you think Nordic countries like Finland and Norway may regularly come out on top of world happiness indexes for wellbeing year-on-year - but new research ...
4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime
August 12th, 2018
4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime Many of us living off-the-grid have a robust garden to supplement the homestead’s food supply. Usually, the garden relies on annual plan...
Millennials turn to dating apps for something more than romance--a new job
August 5th, 2018
Millennials turn to dating apps for something more than romance - a new job They are less hedonistic than their parents' generation - more likely to be tee-total and less likely to engage in casual se...
Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle
August 4th, 2018
Denmark issues first face veil fine after tussle Police in Denmark fined a 28-year-old woman for wearing a full face veil, the first time a punishment was meted out since it became illegal on Wednesda...
Zimbabwe’s Transitional Election: An Opportunity to Rebrand
July 28th, 2018
Zimbabwe’s Transitional Election: An Opportunity to Rebrand Zimbabwe will elect Emmerson Mnangagwa as the new president this month. Amidst global trends of divisive politics, Zimbabwe will hope to bu...
Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism
July 24th, 2018
Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism Italian authorities have started restricting motor traffic into the Dolomite mountains during summer to prev...
New drug for recurring malaria
July 23rd, 2018
New drug for recurring malaria A new drug to treat malaria has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria - caused b...
The Louisiana Purchase Was Driven by a Slave Rebellion
July 3rd, 2018
The Louisiana Purchase Was Driven by a Slave Rebellion Children in pens. The overwhelming stink of human waste. Auctions at which human bodies were prodded, compared, and purchased. It was all in a da...
Green gold: Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees
June 26th, 2018
Green gold: Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees The change is drastic: around the region of Heroshah, previously arid hills are now covered with forest as far as the horizon. In northwestern...
Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans
June 16th, 2018
Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claim...
Pope to oil execs: World must convert to clean fuel
June 9th, 2018
Pope to oil execs: World must convert to clean fuel Pope Francis has told oil executives the world should convert to renewable fuels, calling the continued search for fossil fuels "worrying".The pope ...
The Many Off-The-Grid Benefits Of Baking Soda
June 5th, 2018
The Many Off-The-Grid Benefits Of Baking Soda Baking soda is unusual in that it’s inorganic. That just means that you cannot produce baking soda from anything that was ever living. Household odors con...
Japanese whaling programme slaughtered 122 pregnant minke whales on barbaric and illegal hunt
May 30th, 2018
Japanese whaling programme slaughtered 122 pregnant minke whales on barbaric and illegal hunt Animal rights activists have expressed outrage after a report on Japan’s “scientific whaling” programme sh...
South African world's oldest man wants to stop smoking
May 29th, 2018
South African world's oldest man wants to stop smoking Fredie Blom spent most of his life as a labourer - on a farm and in the construction industry - in apartheid South Africa but he might soon be re...
The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth
May 14th, 2018
The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth What, you ask, is diatomaceous earth? Isn’t all earth… well, earth? Of course, but diatomaceous earth is a particular type of earth. Okay, it’s basically dirt, but i...
Zimbabwe CEO Makes Prestigious Young Global Leaders List
May 10th, 2018
Zimbabwe CEO Makes Prestigious Young Global Leaders List The chief executive of Zimbabwe's EcoCash Natalie Payida Jabangwe has been named Young Global Leader (YGL) by the influential Swiss--based Worl...
Remembering the Prince of Mathematicians: Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
April 30th, 2018
Remembering the Prince of Mathematicians: Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss Born 241 years ago on April 30, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss is often described as the "Prince of Mathematicians" and hailed for hi...
Indigenous Brazilians rally to demand land rights protection
April 25th, 2018
Indigenous Brazilians rally to demand land rights protection Thousands of indigenous Brazilians from across the country have rallied in the capital, Brasilia, to call authorities to protect their land...
Ongoing Drought Affecting World Food Prices
April 22nd, 2018
Ongoing Drought Affecting World Food Prices The prices for cereals, which contain the world’s most important food crops, rose by 12.1% over the past year. The cost of cereals, which include grains, co...
India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12
April 21st, 2018
India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12 India's cabinet has approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Narendra Modi, the prime minister, held a...
Child labour rampant in Zimbabwe tobacco farms HRW reports
April 8th, 2018
Child labour rampant in Zimbabwe tobacco farms HRW reports Malpractice in Zimbabwe's tobacco growing industry is rampant, an international human rights organisation has reported after an investigation...
Wilbur D. May's Cabinet of Curiosities
April 2nd, 2018
Wilbur D. May’s Cabinet of Curiosities In the mid-sixteenth century, Wunderkammer (or Cabinets of Curiosity), popped up across Europe. Receptacles of exotic objects and natural history specimens, they...
Lost Villages of the Amazon May Have Housed Up to 1 Million Before Colonization
March 30th, 2018
Lost Villages of the Amazon May Have Housed Up to 1 Million Before Colonization Up to a million people may have lived in a part of the southern Amazon basin in the centuries before European colonizati...
Stinging Nettles: The Delicious Spring Edible Weed That Is Easily Tamed
March 29th, 2018
Stinging Nettles: The Delicious Spring Edible ‘Weed’ That Is Easily Tamed Stinging nettles are a common forest plant found in Northern regions around the globe. They prefer rich soil near the edges of...