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
On this day in 1862, U.S. Pres. Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which provided 160 acres of public land virtually free of charge to those who had lived on and cultivated the land for at least five years.More Events on this day:1908: American motion-picture star Jimmy Stewart was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania.1882: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Ital […]
With a scarcity index of 21 percent, Venezuela not only suffers shortages in basic food staples. Now even toilet paper have run out of stocks causing people to hoard and madly rush to supermarkets each time a new delivery arrives.
With the hot days, the desire to spend time cooking in the kitchen dwindles, although the desire to eat remains. This past salad recipe works for hot summer days. Here at Green Prophet, we publish at least one hot-weather recipe every summer, like this easy and delicious potato salad. And of course, summer’s wild herb, [...]
The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the decision of dozens of international companies to sign on to an fire-and-safety agreement in the aftermath of the deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh, while calling for additional actions to overhaul the entire garment sector.
The Indian government’s decision to restrict foreign funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is a blow to civil society in India, and could have a chilling effect on the work of NGOs in the broader region. India joins authoritarian-leaning countries such as Russia and Egypt that are engaged in systematic campaigns to limit the space for civil socie […]
Errors by the party in power can get America into trouble; real catastrophes require consensus. Rarely have both parties been as unanimous about a development overseas as they have in their shared enthusiasm for the so-called Arab Spring during the first
By Amnesty International’s delegation in Egypt Arriving at court in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district court on 13 May, we saw supporters of political detainees and members of the riot police. Opposition activists, human rights lawyers, and friends and supporters had … Continue reading →