Ukraine has some of the biggest potential shale gas reserves in Europe. The first steps in establishing the industry — with Shell starting to drill the first wells — were just being made when the armed conflict in the east started. After months of fighting, the country’s industrial Donbas region as well as the economy in general are severely damaged and will take years to recover. The role of energy resources in this war might be underestimated.
Tufts University’s Agriculture, Food and the Environment program started 20 years ago as a small program, an experiment at a school focused largely on nutrition. Today, it is the largest graduate program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, which offers many graduate degrees.
According to the U.N., estimated losses from infrastructure destruction in the Donbas region of Ukraine are $440 million since the armed conflict there started. Every day the debt is increasing, and the country is being pulled into economic and humanitarian disaster. It will take years until full recovery is possible. But until the fighting stops, it’s too early to talk about recovery.
Apartheid South Africa was all about discrimination. White supremacy ran so deep that black inferiority was enforced by ensuring that the best and perhaps only sporting facilities were reserved for and provided to white citizens. We zoom in on what the situation with sporting facilities looks like in the new South Africa in rural areas, and what this means to rural youth in Limpopo.
Women’s magazine Marie Claire announced last July the addition of a new name to its masthead: author Janet Mock was named contributing editor. The news received wide media attention, not just because of Mock’s résumé but because of her gender identity as well. Mock is a professional writer who happens to be a transsexual woman. In the stories about her appointment, her gender identity and her new job were talked about in the same breath. Student Reporter talked with transsexual and intersex journalists about their perspectives on having a presence, voice and career in the media.
The emergence and success of digital media startups seems to open a new golden era for journalism, and yet women are hardly at the forefront of the digital revolution, as this remains a male-dominated field.