Full story - February 10, 2020
A close up of a jingle dress
The Ojibwe, one of the largest Indigenous groups in North America, are revitalizing a coming-of-age ritual for girls that signifies the power of womanhood.
Full story - February 03, 2020
A black and white image of girls walking down a ships gangway
The Trump administration resurrected the “the public charge” clause as a way to limit legal immigration without changing the immigration laws. As someone who has studied European Jews’ attempts to escape Nazi persecution and immigrate to the US, the administration’s evocation of the public charge clause is chilling.
Full story - January 29, 2020
Workers make protective suits at a factory, as the country is hit by an epidemic of the new coronavirus, in Chaohu, Anhui province, China.
Work has begun at multiple organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, to develop a vaccine for this new strain of coronavirus, known among scientists as 2019-nCoV.
Full story - January 28, 2020
Greta Thunberg sits at the World Economic Forum.
Many experts want political and business leaders to see climate change as a large risk, but why don't they?
Full story - January 27, 2020
A glacier in Half Moon Bay, Antarctica, Feb. 18, 2018.
Early explorers were drawn there by the mythology of Terra Australis, a vast southern continent that scholars imagined for centuries as a counterweight to the Northern Hemisphere. Others sought economic bounty from hunting whales and seals, or the glory of conquering the planet’s last wilderness. Still others wanted to understand Earth’s magnetic fields in order to better navigate the seas.
Full story - January 17, 2020
A man speaks from a podium in front of an audience. He is flanked by Russian flags and screens
On Jan. 15, Putin gave his annual state of the nation address and unveiled “serious changes to the political system.” In response to proposed constitutional amendments, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his government resigned. But this move should not be seen as protest, argues Russia scholar Regina Smyth.
Full story - January 10, 2020
To understand the effects of a big die-off, researchers set up experiments with wild boar carcasses.
Unfortunately, animal die-offs of massive proportions are becoming more frequent. Global change — which includes human-caused changes in climate, land use, fire regimes and other things — may largely be to blame for the increased frequency and intensity of mass mortality events across all kinds of animals.
Full story - January 08, 2020
A wildlife rescuer carries a Koala.
Koala's are one of Australia's most threatened species despite the fact that they are an icon of Australian tourism. Kevin Markwell, a Professor in Tourism at Southern Cross University, explains what the future could hold for koalas after Australia's deadly fire season.
Full story - January 07, 2020
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Directly linking climate change with aggression and mass migration risks dehumanizing those vulnerable to environmental stresses, and casts their attempts to escape a problem caused by mainly rich nations as a security threat. It promotes fear and isolation, rather than compassion and assistance.
Full story - January 06, 2020
Converting aging paper documents to digital archives can be a painstaking effort. 
Technological advances help scholars and archivists do a better job of preserving historical records — but it's not always easy.