Christine Evensen

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Japan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers

WHEN Sakura no Mori hospital and care home in Kawaguchi, 20km north of Tokyo, hired its first foreign workers six years ago, some of the patients …

Japan

Brilliant 8th Grader Wins International Contest for His Video on World Hunger

Ayush Iyer has big plans to end world hunger — and he's only in the eighth grade.<p>Iyer created a video that won first place among middle schoolers in …

Uganda Is Running Out of Antibiotics for People With HIV

Uganda is running out of an antibiotic that helps fight infections, putting hundreds of thousands of lives at risk.<p>The antibiotic, Septrin, is used …

Humanity Has Killed 83% of All Wild Mammals and Half of All Plants: Study

When it comes to planet Earth, humans are very tiny.The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01% of all biomass on Earth, according to a …

Activism

The World's Most Populous Country Says It's Close to Eliminating Malaria

China is on a mission to eliminate malaria by 2020, and it could be well on its way.<p>The vice minister of China's National Health Commission, Cui Li, …

Norway Just Banned Child Marriage and Set an Example for the World

<i>By Emma Batha</i><p>LONDON, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Norway approved a law banning all child marriage on Tuesday, with campaigners saying it …

Gender Inequality Could Be Costing the World $160 Trillion

Gender inequality isn’t just unfair — it’s expensive.<p>Gender discrimination in both wages and work opportunities could be costing the world $160 …

Nearly Half of All Children in Afghanistan Are Not in School

A newly published report on education in Afghanistan concludes nearly 44% of all children in the country are not going to schools, pushing the rate …

Thailand Shuts Down 'Leonardo DiCaprio' Beach After It Gets Trashed by Tourists

When “The Beach,” a film featuring a hidden beach on a pristine island in the Gulf of Thailand, first came out in 2000, Thailand was averaging 10 …

10 Saudi Women Just Received Driver's Licenses for the First Time

The ceremony lasted no more than 15 seconds, but its symbolism is sure to last for much longer in Saudi Arabia.<p>Twitter user Saud Al Zamanan posted a …

The demise of the nation state

After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline. By Rana Dasgupta<p>What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and …

Civil Rights

How effective are earthquake early warning systems?

<b>Earthquake early warning detection is more effective for minor quakes than major ones.</b><p>This is according to a new study from the United States Geological Survey.<p>Seismologists modelled ground shaking along California's San Andreas Fault, where an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 or more is expected within …

Natural Disasters

Cuba needs modernising – but it can manage without McDonald's

This long-isolated country has lost a lot, but it is in danger of being spoilt in countless ways – the golden arches included<p>Though the chain once loomed large in my children’s lives, nowadays I try not to think about McDonald’s more than a couple of times a year. So it came as a shock to discover …

Why what we eat is crucial to the climate change question | Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o

Our food – from what we eat to how it is grown – accounts for more carbon emissions than transport and yet staple crops will be hit hard by global warming<p>Did you know that what’s on your plate plays a larger role in contributing to climate change than the car you drive? When most wealthy people …

Climate

Coca-Cola Sucks Well Dry In Chiapas Forcing Residents To Buy Water

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr.Mercola. The wells are drying up in Chiapas, Mexico, and indigenous residents are …

The burning truth: Official figures show that 40% of waste is incinerated instead of being recycled or sent to landfill

The proportion of waste incinerated by councils in England has risen fourfold in a decade, with almost 40 per cent of waste now burnt rather than …

Pollution

Sea Slime Can Trigger 65-Foot Mega-Tsunamis

A layer of ooze made of microscopic fossils may underlie Earth's biggest landslides, a new study finds.<p>The biggest landslides on Earth are not on dry …

Animation: Population Pyramids of the 10 Most Populous Countries

Animation: Population Pyramids of the 10 Largest Countries<p>on September 28, 2017 at 12:38 pm<p>Shares 2.6K<p>China and India may have similar populations …

Geography

For Tsunami Forecasters, Speed Is Everything

The strong earthquake that sent panicked Alaskans, fearing a tsunami, to high ground early Tuesday is a reminder that, at least around the Pacific Rim, the biggest danger from quakes often comes not from the land but from the sea.<p>Given the need for speed — deadly waves can strike within minutes in …

World's richest get 82 percent of global wealth: Oxfam

Billionaires gain $762bn of wealth in 2017, enough to end extreme poverty worldwide seven times over, Oxfam report says.<p>Half of the world's population received no share of all wealth created globally last year, while 82 percent went to the richest one percent, a report by Oxfam International …

Economics

Why tourism?

<b>Tourism – an economic and social phenomenon</b><p>Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and deepening ‎diversification to become one of …

Tourism

Bombings Threaten Kenya Growth Goals

Recent bombings in Kenya have dented President Uhuru Kenyatta's plans to boost tourism and undermined his pledge to restore security after last …

Africa

Africa’s Tourism Industry Sees 8% Increase in International Arrivals as Governments Position the Sector in Their Development Agenda - Footprint to Africa

Africa’s tourism sector is progressively becoming more prominent largely due to increased commitment from regional governments.<p>The continent’s tour …

Africa

Ring of Fire ALERT: Two earthquakes hit within 20 mins of each other in warning hotspot

EXPRESSTwo countries in the Ring of Fire have been struck by quakes<p>A 4.5 magnitude quake struck in Taron, Papua New Guinea first at 7:37am (local …

China is officially enacting a plastic waste import ban

Plastic Waste<p>Starting in January, China’s government is enacting a plastic waste import ban, in an attempt to cut down on millions of tons of plastic …

Greenland’s melting glaciers may someday flood your city

Greenland

Beijing Olympics' profit exceeds 1b yuan

China made an operating profit of over 1 billion yuan ($146 million) from the 2008 Summer Olympics, the National Audit Office said on Friday.<p>The …

The 2008 Olympics’ Impact on China

From new construction projects to attracting the spotlight, the Olympics will have a lasting effect on China. For the PRC leadership and most …

Oppfordrer polakker til å «yngle som kaniner

Polens befolkning synker. Siden Berlinmurens fall og Sovjetunionens sammenbrudd har rundt 20 millioner mennesker i de tidligere kommuniststatene …