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Riyad Mahrez is one of several French born footballers currently playing for African countries. Shutterstock

How African diaspora footballers juggle the identity question

In football, a number of African teams draw heavily on their European-born diasporas, a reflection of a colonial past and deeply entrenched migration routes.
Traders wait in line at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market, in Navi Mumbai on April 20, 2020. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP

Mapping the lockdown effects in India: how geographers can contribute to tackle Covid-19 diffusion

Preliminary results of new research show how using data from social networks such as Facebook may help us understand how the coronavirus spread on local and regional levels.
It’s all connected. Vasin Lee/Shutterstock

Why ‘acting locally’ is impossible in an interconnected world

What can we do as individuals to help save the planet? Acting locally is satisfying because we can see the results, but a geographer argues that large-scale solutions often make the most difference.
People have been modifying Earth – as in these rice terraces near Pokhara, Nepal – for millennia. Erle C. Ellis

Surveying archaeologists across the globe reveals deeper and more widespread roots of the human age, the Anthropocene

Hundreds of archaeologists provided on-the-ground data from across the globe, providing a new view of the long and varied history of people transforming Earth's environment.
A wall graffiti depicting Indian National Congress (INC) party leader Rahul Gandhi (L) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a tug of war over India, Mumbai on April 28, 2019. Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP

Spatial analysis of India’s 2019 elections reveals the unique geography of the Hindu Right’s victory

A spatial analysis of India’s election results shows a unique geographical footprint of the BJP vote and how its recent progression follows obvious geographic patterns.
Munduruku tribal people are demanding that Brazil’s government respect their land rights. AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Amazon deforestation, already rising, may spike under Bolsonaro

Brazil's new president could clear the way for plans to develop remote areas around the Tapajos River basin over the objections of the indigenous people who live there.
Children play soccer in the small town of Baker Lake, Nunavut in 2009. Research among children with arthritis globally shows that those residing in northern latitudes have abnormally low vitamin D levels. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Children with arthritis lack vitamin D

A new study points to a clear link between childhood arthritis and abnormally low levels of vitamin D, especially ion northern countries.
The Tianshan mountains frame Sayram Lake in the Bortala Prefecture in Xinjiang, China. Gilby Jepson

How Eurasia’s Tianshan mountains set a stage that changed the world

Setting the scene for ancient Silk Road trading and now China's Belt and Road initiative, the Tianshan has changed humanity. Geological evidence shows us how this incredible mountain range formed.
Babies born 10 miles apart could represent a life expectancy difference of almost 33 years. Ana Prego/shutterstock.com

Being born in the wrong ZIP code can shorten your life

A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.

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