Critical marine ecosystems humans depend on could become even more endangered due to climate change and overexploitation.
California professor Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27 in a contentious, landmark hearing against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who she accused of sexually assaulting her in 1982. READ MORE
The lack of access to, and poor sanitation of, water in war-torn countries is as deadly as bullets and bombs. READ MORE
Ahead of a super-typhoon experts are calling the strongest of 2018, thousands of Filipinos are evacuating their homes and heading for shelter. Ten million people are in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, along with millions more in Taiwan and coastal areas of southern China. READ MORE
Mass surveillance and interception of online communications by the UK government violates the right to privacy and freedom of the press, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on September 13. READ MORE
Major national funders of scientific research announced that by 2020 they’ll stop financing studies published behind paywalls. The open-initiative proposal, known as Plan-S, could dramatically alter how peer-reviewed articles are published. READ MORE
Two thirds (66 percent) of girls in the United Kingdom, some as young as 14, have experienced unwanted sexual attention and physical or sexual contact in a public place, a new survey by girls’ rights charity Plan International UK revealed. READ MORE
Here is a list of stories being covered by WikiTribune this week, and there’s new daily stories to come too. Add your ideas, new angles, and any other suggestions for collaboration here — or post in TALK.
Lydia Morrish is writing about how city workers are using “sleep pods” — commercially available napping and meditation rooms — to boost productivity. Read her recent story about why, despite decades of progress, HIV stigma remains the ‘’biggest roadblock’ to eradicating the disease.
Bobbi Bentum wasn’t frantic when an officer from the sheriff’s department came to evacuate her rural community near the town of Upperlake, California. Her family has seen dozens of wildfires, and experienced at least three other evacuation orders since moving to Elk Mountain Road more than twenty years ago. So, like many Californians, Bentum left with her daughter and husband assuming they’d return home after the fire was extinguished, just as they had in the past. READ MORE
Here is a list of stories being covered by WikiTribune so far this week, and there’s daily stories to come too. Add your ideas, new angles, and any other suggestions for collaboration here — or post in TALK.
Lydia Morrish is writing about concerns expressed by Professor Jane Anderson, of London’s Homerton University Hospital, that stigma over HIV and developing treatments for the virus is the “last roadblock” to eradicating new cases. Read Lydia’s recent story about proposals by UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to use new taxes on technology companies to pay for public interest journalism.
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A new study found several accounts, which belonged to the same Russian trolls who interfered in the U.S. 2016 presidential election, tweeted pro- and anti-vaccination messages about 22 times more than average users over a three-year period. READ MORE
Adding to tariffs it imposed on Chinese products in July, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced additional tariffs of 25 percent on 279 Chinese products on August 23. The measures amount to about $16 billion in new tariffs. READ MORE
The Australian government has banned Chinese smartphone companies Huawei and ZTE from providing 5G technology, Huawei says. READ MORE
Here is a list of stories WikiTribune is covering so far this week — there will also be new articles on daily basis. Add your ideas, new angles, and any other suggestions for collaboration here — or post in TALK. Also see some of WikiTribune’s most popular stories below.
Lydia Morrish is researching how employees in cities such as London attempt to optimize productivity by paying for services which offer naps and showers in the heart of the city to “recharge.” She is also writing about how transgender people face discrimination when seeking fertility treatments on the NHS in Britain…
London’s Metropolitan Police is to combat stalking with a “world-leading” multi-agency unit, launching next month. The Stalking Threat Assessment Centre aims to rehabilitate repeat offenders, but critics say police are still unable to properly identify and prosecute those responsible, and that focusing on culprits risks overlooking victims. READ MORE
Officials from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have announced a new plan to work more closely with their Mexican law enforcement counterparts to combat Mexican drug cartels. READ MORE
Here is a list of stories being covered by WikiTribune this week. Add your ideas, new angles, and any other suggestions for collaboration here — or post in TALK. Also see some of WikiTribune’s most popular stories below.
Lydia Morrish is looking at possible links between gender and crime in countries such as India and China where men outnumber women. Please contribute your ideas here. Read her recent story about the Irish health minister’s promise that women living in Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion in the Irish Republic.
Jack Barton is looking at accelerating inflation in Turkey…