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 [...]
Indigenous peoples in Latin America have undergone an unprecedented mobilization in the past 20 years, but political participation, particularly among women, is still low, the United Nations said in a new report released today.
Freedom House welcomes the announcement today that Facebook will become a full member of the Global Network Initiative (GNI) after participating as an observer for the past year. GNI is a diverse group of nongovernmental organizations, technology companies, investors and academics that collaborate to promote freedom of expression and privacy in the informati […]
In the last few years, a marked shift in Saudi thinking on nuclear issues has become evident. Saudi princes have explicitly and publicly stated that a nuclear military option is something the kingdom is obligated to examine if Tehran is not stopped in
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 →