Sunday May 5, 2013
Geothermal pools are unique and spectacular features which are home to a plethora of species found nowhere else in the world. In addition, geothermal pools provide a cornucopia of ecosystem goods and services such as energy, a source of hot water, health benefits, thermostable enzymes, tourism sites, and even concert venues. Learn all about geothermal pools and their importance in this brand-new article from Claire Weber.
Tuesday April 30, 2013
The United Nations has issued their 2013 Human Development Report and it includes several exciting findings. Titled "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World," the report points out that China has already overtaken Japan as the world's second largest economy, improving the quality of life for hundreds of millions of Chinese. Additionally, countries like India and Brazil are increasing the standards of living for hundreds of millions of people in developing countries. The five top-ranked Human Development Indexcountries in the 2013 report are: 1) Norway, 2) Australia, 3) United States, 4) Netherlands, and 5) Germany.
Thursday April 25, 2013
Due to economic globalization, outsourcing has become a modern business norm. Goods are now often manufactured in developing countries and shipped overseas to be sold in industrialized markets. This practice, however, is not limited just to the exchange of concrete items. Today, even virtual goods and services are outsourced. Learn about the economic geography of gold farming and the global divide between the gold farmers and the gold buyers in MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) from this latest article by Ping Zhou.
Sunday April 21, 2013
Established in 1969, Earth Day is a celebration of our planet and our environment. Learn about this history of this annual commemoration of our planet and its environment, which takes place on Monday, April 22, 2013. What will you do on April 22 to consider our planet? Share your comments below...