Each May, Boyne City, MI fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are f...See it on Scoop.it, via Traveller
China formally annexed Tibet as an autonomous region on this day in 1951, giving rise to a Tibetan independence movementled by the Dalai Lama, winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prizethat continued into the early 21st century.More Events on this day:1934 : Bonnie and Clyde, notorious American outlaws, were killed in a police shoot-out near Gibsland, […]
Last year Oman inaugurated a 7MW solar pilot plant that produces steam to loosen thick, stubborn oil. Petroleum Development Oman has since hailed the four acre complex of glass houses a scorching success, and the supplier GlassPoint is preparing to become the “Ikea of solar,” Forbes reports. Built for the Amal West Oilfield in the southern [...]
A senior United Nations official has encouraged Kyrgyzstan's efforts to address the causes of the inter-communal violence that erupted in 2010, while stressing that they must be fully in line with human rights standards.
More than half of the countries in the Americas saw a sharp decline in their press freedom status due to repression and increasing violence against journalists, according to the findings of Freedom of the Press 2013. Freedom House and the Metropolitan University of Honduras in Tegucigalpa hosted a discussion on May 22 to examine the increasingly restrictive […]
Speaking at a conference in Milan, Italy, on May 8, 2013, that city's archbishop, Cardinal Angelo Scola, called for the abolition of blasphemy laws worldwide. Such a step would significantly help protect globally the freedom of speech and religion
Amnesty’s mobile alert system for activists among 10 finalists nominated for Google’s Global Impact Award. VOTE NOW – before 31 May – and make this big idea a reality. Nighat Dad of the Digital Rights Foundation on Amnesty’s Panic Button … Continue reading →