This week, we learned …
How are indigenous organizations creating social change in the Amazon?
The Campi Flegrei, or Phlegraean Fields, is an active volcanic area including more than two dozen craters. “It’s much more dangerous than Vesuvius because we don’t know where the eruption will be. But people are more scared of Vesuvius because with Campi Flegrei you don’t see the cone, so there is not the same perception of danger,” says one expert.
Photograph by NASA
What is a caldera?
Where do you think most homeless Americans live?
Map by National Geographic
How can biking across the U.S. raise awareness about homelessness?
The consulate of the Russian Federation was closed on August 31.
Photograph by Eugene Zelenko, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0,3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0
What is a consulate?
While Costa Rica generally avoided Central America’s regional conflicts, many scientists think it failed to steer clear of a major global catastrophe: overfishing.
Photograph by Barry Peters, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-2.0
How is Costa Rica working to preserve its marine biodiversity?
“The rate of disappearance of our rural heritage is so high, that the present generation will be the last to know it firsthand,” says one Russian demographer.
Photograph by mobinovyc, courtesy Pixabay. Public domain.
How is Russia addressing its Soviet legacy?
The beautiful Jakarta skyline is slowly sinking beneath the sea.
Photograph by Robin Widjaja, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-4.0
Where is Jakarta?
A project known as e-Estonia is a governmental effort to transform the country from a state into a digital society.
Photograph courtesy e-Estonia Showroom, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-2.0
Do you think Estonia’s top-ranked school system is contributing to its digital citizenry?
blacktip A Taiwanese Pacific spadenose shark, related to this blacktip beauty at the Greensboro Science Center, “is the latest in a long lineage of gender-fluid, gender-bending, and even ‘trans’ animals to be documented by scientists.”
Photograph by Valerie, courtesy Flickr. CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0
How are our explorers working to save sharks with sanctuaries?
How are scientists using bioluminescence to mitigate our energy use?
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Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic
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