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Savage weather slams southeastern U.S.

“Water Is Life”: Midwestern Floods Threaten Indigenous Communities at Forefron t of Climate Crisis

Democracy Now! Published on Mar 22, 2019 As Nebraska and the U.S. Midwest recover from devastating climate change-fueled floods, we speak with Lakota historian Nick Estes on how two centuries of indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life.” … Continue reading

How do Western media get Africa wrong? | The Stream

Baule: African Art, Western Eyes: Susan Mullin Vogel

The sculptures of the Baule people of the Ivory Coast have long been recognized in Europe and the United States as one of Africa’s most significant art traditions. The work of many modern artists – Amedeo Modigliani in particular – … Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World): Robert J. Gordon

In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented … Continue reading

BBC – Future – How Western civilisation could collapse

By Rachel Nuwer 18 April 2017 This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks. The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept … Continue reading

Malaysia inundated with Western plastic waste after Chinese ban

CGTN America Published on Dec 29, 2018 Each year, the world’s developed countries generate millions of tons of plastic waste. Much of that used to be exported to China for recycling, but last year China banned the practice. Now, the … Continue reading

The Image of the Black in Western Art

Harvard University Press    Published on Dec 13, 2010 Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., describes The Image of the Black in Western Art, a project begun in the 1960s. Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American … Continue reading

We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or face more floods | Nicholas Stern | Environment | The Guardian

The world heating up by even 1.5C would have a brutal impact on future generations Sun 7 Oct 2018 21.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 8 Oct 2018 08.33 EDT The authoritative new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate … Continue reading

Antarctic ice loss climbing at faster rate than scientific community first thought in western side of continent

Snow is blown off of the calving front off of Thurston Island in western Antarctica in this photo, taken in November 2014. New findings show the western side of Antarctica to be more vulnerable to warming oceans — and increased … Continue reading