Humanities
272 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary

The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary | Humanities | Scoop.it
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is gathering in Yokohama, Japan, to explore the array of impacts climate change is having on the natural world. For one of Earth's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, the situation is stark – emissions must be cut radically, and quickly, if the ecosystem is to survive
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders? | Humanities | Scoop.it
Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Building the Happy City, Just by Living It

Building the Happy City, Just by Living It | Humanities | Scoop.it
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.” – Seth Godin Amidst a chaotic Christmas holiday that saw stops in Seattle, Portland,...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery | Humanities | Scoop.it
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal -- illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

The Representation Project: Rewrite the Story - YouTube

Take the pledge: http://therepresentationproject.org/pledge Join The Representation Project movement. Featuring: Jean Kilbourne Pedro Noguera Jackson Katz Ro...
Caitlin Bell's insight:

International Women's day continues! 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Women still face great wall of discrimination in China

Women still face great wall of discrimination in China | Humanities | Scoop.it
When Zhou Yuxia returned to Beijing after studying in the US she had real trouble securing a job. Her main problem? She wasn't a man.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

International Women's Day 2014: Mothers and daughters around the world describe hopes and dreams in touching photographs

International Women's Day 2014: Mothers and daughters around the world describe hopes and dreams in touching photographs | Humanities | Scoop.it
To mark International Women’s day, news agency Reuters asked mothers and daughters to describe their hopes and dreams for the future.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Kiva - Kiva Lending Team: Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Kiva - Kiva Lending Team: Amy Poehler's Smart Girls | Humanities | Scoop.it
Make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Caitlin Bell from Aquaculture & Oceans
Scoop.it!

One-Quarter of World’s Agriculture Grows in Highly Water-Stressed Areas | World Resources Institute

One-Quarter of World’s Agriculture Grows in Highly Water-Stressed Areas | World Resources Institute | Humanities | Scoop.it
A new interactive map from WRI’s Aqueduct project reveals that more than 25 percent of the world’s agriculture is grown in areas of high water stress.

Via AgEcoBlog, Aquanue
more...
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Runners detour race to thank 95-year-old World War II veteran - Today.com

Runners detour race to thank 95-year-old World War II veteran - Today.com | Humanities | Scoop.it
NBC Bay Area
Runners detour race to thank 95-year-old World War II veteran
Today.com
A group of runners took a spontaneous detour to thank a 95-year-old World War II veteran who had come out to cheer them on.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

News headlines — Global Issues

News headlines — Global Issues | Humanities | Scoop.it
News headlines and stories on various global issues, from around the world that you can read on the global issues web site.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Our grasslands are turning into deserts, but there's a surprising way we can save them

Our grasslands are turning into deserts, but there's a surprising way we can save them | Humanities | Scoop.it
EDITOR’S NOTE — Dr. Peter Tsigaris is a professor of economics at Thompson Rivers University. He has kindly agreed to submit a series of articles on important global and local issues, providing lin...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 review – What Hitler dismissed as 'filth'

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 review – What Hitler dismissed as 'filth' | Humanities | Scoop.it
This exhibition revisits not only Germany's 'Degenerate Art' show that destroyed so many artistic careers, but the Nazi rhetoric that made the exhibition possible, writes Jason Farago
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Never before seen personal accounts of Great War offer vivid picture of life at the Front

Never before seen personal accounts of Great War offer vivid picture of life at the Front | Humanities | Scoop.it
We've had bickering historians, a pontificating Paxman and a drama about the failure of diplomacy that led to more than 16 million deaths, but one glaring omission from the BBC's ongoing programming to mark the outbreak of the First World War has been the testimony of the participants themselves. This is unsurprising given that the conflict ended so long ago; even the youngest soldier – say, one who had lied about his age and joined up at 16 years old in 1918 – would now be 111, older than the current oldest living man in Britain.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Caitlin Bell from Aquaculture & Oceans
Scoop.it!

Life on Mekong Faces Threats As Major Dams Begin to Rise by Joshua Zaffos: Yale Environment 360

Life on Mekong Faces Threats As Major Dams Begin to Rise by Joshua Zaffos: Yale Environment 360 | Humanities | Scoop.it
With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could profoundly alter the river’s ecology and disrupt the food supplies of millions of people in Southeast Asia.

Via AgEcoBlog, Aquanue
Caitlin Bell's insight:

Rivers = check. Thailand = check. Human modification to natural environment = check!

Read this for Global Issues! 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Asia-Pacific countries failing to stop forest loss, UN warns

Asia-Pacific countries failing to stop forest loss, UN warns | Humanities | Scoop.it
Region losing 2m hectares of forest and grasslands every year, with area the size of India and Burma together requiring restoration
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

'Careless farming adding to floods'

'Careless farming adding to floods' | Humanities | Scoop.it
The UK government is discussing new rules to stop farmers contributing to flooding through poor land management.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Abandoned and Imprisoned for Being Gay in Cameroon

Abandoned and Imprisoned for Being Gay in Cameroon | Humanities | Scoop.it
Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage is the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Caitlin Bell from Early Western Civilization
Scoop.it!

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Home Deciphered

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Home Deciphered | Humanities | Scoop.it
In the 1,800-year-old letter, written mainly in Greek, the soldier serving in a Roman legion in Europe tells his family he is desperate to hear from them and that he is going to request leave to make the long journey home to see them.

Via David Walp
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Caitlin Bell from Oceans and Wildlife
Scoop.it!

An Ocean Without Sharks Is Bad for Everyone - wunderground.com

An Ocean Without Sharks Is Bad for Everyone - wunderground.com | Humanities | Scoop.it
Amid efforts to kill sharks to prevent attacks, research is increasingly showing just how badly we need sharks around.

Via Wildlife Defence
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Caitlin Bell from Marine Litter Updates
Scoop.it!

New mobile phone app will help track marine litter — European Environment Agency (EEA)

New mobile phone app will help track marine litter — European Environment Agency (EEA) | Humanities | Scoop.it
People will soon be able to report the litter they find on the beach, thanks to a new mobile phone app developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Via Ralph Schneider
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Caitlin Bell
Scoop.it!

Syrian refugee inflow doubles house prices in Turkish border cities - Hurriyet Daily News

Syrian refugee inflow doubles house prices in Turkish border cities - Hurriyet Daily News | Humanities | Scoop.it
Hurriyet Daily News Syrian refugee inflow doubles house prices in Turkish border cities Hurriyet Daily News The number of Syrian refugees sheltering in Turkey is approaching 1 million, according to the UNHCR; around 500,000 of those Syrians are...
more...
No comment yet.