Matthew Wright

1,528 Flips | 36 Magazines | 4 Likes | 57 Followers | @Wrightdogg | Subject Area Coordinator for Individuals & Societies at Tashkent International School, Uzbekistan.

Russia's Geography Problem

YouTube

How Africa is Becoming China's China

YouTube

It’s the end of the Earth as we know it. Read all about it! | Lucy Siegle

Achieving “cut through” is a nightmare for climate change science. It’s notoriously hard to get the mainstream engaged by changes in the concentration of an atmospheric gas, even if they’re life-or-death matters. So hats off to the crack team of Earth scientists, led by climate change professor …

Climate Change

Six NYC taxi drivers have committed suicide since November

For-hire drivers hope new cap on ride-sharing apps will help relieve financial pressure that some say is now unbearable.<p><b>New York City, USA</b> - New York City taxi driver Nicanor Ochisor went extremely quiet last March.<p>According to his son, Gabriel, Ochisor delayed buying tools to fix his taxi for a …

Ridesharing

Boy who saluted Indian flag in viral flood photo faces deportation

A child who appeared in a photograph that went viral last year saluting the Indian flag in chest-deep flood water has been declared a foreigner and could be deported as part of a government drive to root out illegal immigrants.<p>Haider Ali Khan appeared in a photograph with his teacher and two others …

India

'Betrayed': victims of Tokyo medical school scandal speak out

Several years ago, Riko Miyauchi’s dream of becoming a doctor took her into the exam halls of one of Japan’s most prestigious medical schools.<p>As a young woman, she knew her prospects were slim. Tokyo Medical University’s entrance exam was notoriously tough, with women far less likely to pass than …

World Economic Forum

International relations | Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance

Nov 30th 2017, 3:56 from Print edition<p>In practice, almost no countries trade with the EU on WTO terms alone<p>Nov 30th 2017, 10:18 from Print …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

What Internet Memes Can Offer International Relations Research

<b>Internet memes offer a potentially rich source of data for International Relations research and there are many reasons for us to investigate what</b> …

What are the types of migration?

Forms of Migration <br>The various kinds of migration depend on the flow and number of people often involved, the reasons for their movement, the time …

Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It?

Is Nationalism on the Rise Globally?

The cold wind of intolerance, authoritarianism, and nationalism is blowing across America and Europe. The unexpected rise of Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee in the United States and the recent political stirrings in Europe are oddly built of the same cloth. Intolerance of non-citizens, …

Nationalism

Foreign policy analysis

"Foreign Policy Analysis" redirects here. For the journal, see Foreign Policy Analysis (journal).<p><b>Foreign policy analysis</b> (<b>FPA</b>) is a branch of …

How genetics is unlocking the secrets of ancient human migration

Tracking the migration of humans isn't easy, but genetics is helping us uncover new information at breathtaking speed. We know that our species …

Anthropology

How Human Migration Works

No historical record exists that tracks the migratory patterns of the earliest humans. Scientists piece together the story of human migration by …

Anthropology

Ecological Footprint of Countries: Deficit or Reserve?

How Humans Spend Their Time Has Changed

Over the last 150 years, how humans spend their time has changed quite drastically. As the chart above shows, the amount of time humans spend working …

Travel Guides

Which cities are liveable without air conditioning?

Mapping the world’s cities where you can live comfortably without heating or air conditioning reveals how few boast such ideal climates – and how global warming would further narrow the field

Urban Planning

Heat: the next big inequality issue

The deadly global heatwave has made it impossible to ignore: in cities worldwide, we are now divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots<p>When July’s heatwave swept through the Canadian province of Quebec, killing more than 90 people in little over a week, the unrelenting sunshine threw the …

Heat Waves

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory

A bit more than 8000 years ago, the world suddenly cooled, leading to much drier summers for much of the Northern Hemisphere. The impact on early …

Anthropology

How a Disappearing Sea Became a Town’s Main Attraction

MUYNAK, Uzbekistan — The fierce windstorm that walloped this small defunct port in late spring stunned even a local ecologist long resigned to the devastation wrought by the disappearance of the once ample Aral Sea.<p>A thick, stinging haze greeted the ecologist, Gileyboi Zhyemuratov, as he stepped …

Central Asia

How People Make Money! - NAS Daily in the World

Scientists hail malaria breakthrough as bed nets prove deadly to mosquitoes

Clinical malaria cases in Burkina Faso drop by 12% after trial of nets treated with new chemical combination<p>A bed net designed to kill insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could prevent millions of cases of malaria across sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have found.<p>A two-year clinical trial in Burkina …

Mosquitoes

'Disaster': half a million hectares of forest bulldozed in Great Barrier Reef catchment

More than half a million hectares of forest was cleared in the Great Barrier Reef catchments over four years – an area more than twice the size of the Australian Capital Territory.<p>Official environment and energy department data shows that 596,000 hectares of forest was cleared between 1 July 2012 …

The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity | Erik Solheim

Plastic pollution has grabbed the world’s attention, and with good cause.<p>More than 100 years after its invention, we’re addicted. To pass a day without encountering some form of plastic is nearly impossible. We’ve always been eager to embrace the promise of a product that could make life cheaper, …

Pollution

Women's banners to celebrate 100 years of suffrage – in pictures

Crafted by 100 female artists working with community organisations around the UK, these banners have been made for Processions: an event on Sunday 10 June in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh where women will walk together wearing green, white or violet scarves – the suffragettes’ colours. …

Whale dies from eating more than 80 plastic bags

A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, with rescuers failing to nurse the mammal back to health.<p>The small male pilot whale was found barely alive in a canal near the border with Malaysia, the country’s department of marine and coastal resources said.<p>A …

Thailand

'Sea, ice, snow, it’s all changing': Inuit culture struggles with warming world

Martin Shiwak is navigating his snowmobile along the frozen shoreline when his eight-year-old son Dane, who is riding on the back, points at a wall of stunted spruce trees.<p>Shiwak cuts the engine, hops off the machine and quietly pulls out a .12 gauge shotgun. He hands the weapon to Dane, and the …

Global Warming

Indigenous peoples - in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has held its first photographic competition to mark its 45th anniversary.<p>The photographs give an insight into the diversity and unique ways of life of tribal and indigenous peoples around the world, featuring the long-distance …

Here’s How the Evidence Changed a Climate Change Skeptic’s Mind

Scientists on Arctic sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, surrounded by melt ponds, July 4, 2010.<br>Image:NASA/Kathryn Hansen<p><b>Scientists have known for a long</b> …