Daily Archives: June 28, 2020

Government, Germs, And Gold: The Current State Of Brazil’s Yanomami Reserve

Illegal gold mining has increased severely in Brazil’s biggest remote indigenous reserve over the last five years. The Yanomami reserve is on the northern reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, near the Venezuelan border. A Reuters satellite image review of the protected Yanomami reservation shows a 20-fold expansion in illegal mining […]

Russians Struggle To Adapt As Siberian Temperatures Hit Record Highs 

The Arctic Circle is experiencing an unprecedented heat wave. The Siberian village of Verkhoyansk recorded a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit on June 20th, potentially the highest ever reported in the region, according to the World Meteorological Organization.  Residents of Verkhoyansk and other Siberian towns have had to rapidly change […]