Miss Smith

22 Flips | 4 Magazines | 17 Followers | @dottieannsmith | Head of Individuals and Societies, Teacher of DP geography at the International School of Lausanne

Why has this Amazonian tribe suddenly started to make contact with outsiders?

Photograph: Ronald Reategui for the Guardian<p>The Mashco Piro, along their side of the Madre de Dios river.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/050ab17bac224189e3224f901e790e5e73038647/106_0_1800_1080/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Ronald Reategui for the Guardian<p>Protection agent Romel Ponciano has a close …

Yakutsk: The Coldest City on Earth

January 2013. A scene in Yakutsk, Siberia, the coldest city in the world.<br>Steeve Iuncker—Agence VU<p>1 of 14<p>Yakutsk, a remote city in Eastern Siberia …

Siberia

Antarctic glacier melt 'accelerating'

New research suggests that glaciers in part of the Antarctic ice shelf may be melting at an unprecedented rate, raising concerns about rising sea levels.<p>The findings of the research by the University of Bristol, UK, were published in the journal Science. The scientists focused their research on a …

BBC Earth - Glaciers - hear them creak and groan

Glaciers form when multiple snowfalls in mountainous or polar regions turn into ice that flows across the land, powered by gravity. They are present throughout the year.<p>Glaciers are so powerful they can change the shape of mountain valleys. As a glacier flows down a valley it wears away the rock …

We Breathe What We Buy: How palm oil is driving air pollution in Asia

<b>The fires used to clear land for new palm oil plantations are out of control this year, and much of Asia is cloaked in a sickening haze. It's time to</b> …

Palm Oil

White mountain, green tourism

To the northwest is the Aiguilles Rouges massif, its craggy reddish peaks and cobalt-blue lakes shimmering in the summer sun. To the southeast are …

Paragliding

The longest — and probably largest — proof of our current climate catastrophe ever caught on camera.

Photographer James Balog and his crew were hanging out near a glacier when their camera captured something extraordinary.<p>They were in Greenland, …

French rebel over music language quotas

<b>In France this week, pop music radio stations staged an unprecedented protest: a boycott of the 30-year-old quota system that requires them to make sure that 40% of the songs they play are in French.</b><p>They were angry because the government wants to tighten the system still further by penalising radio …

Wildlife is absolutely thriving at Chernobyl disaster site

It's hard to find a bright side to the world's worst-ever nuclear disaster, but wildlife may beg to differ. After the 1986 fire and explosion at the …