Reputable news sites for students to utilize for case studies, current events etc.


CLIMATE CHANGE/GLOBAL WARMING
  • Le Page, Michael. "Climate Change: What We Do – and Don't – Know - New Scientist." New Scientist. Web. 06 Nov. 2011.
  • Pathaka, Janak. "Measuring glacial change in the Himalayas." UNEP Environmental Alert Services. September 2012. Web. 20 November 2012.

CONSERVATION, BIODIVERSITY & WILDLIFE
  • Al Jazeera. "Last of the Tigers." Web (Video). 23 November 2011.
  • Alexander, Caroline. "A Cry for the Tigers" National Geographic Magazine. December 2011. Print & Web. 23 November 2011.
  • Cuz, Camilla. "Amphibians Facing 'terrifying' rate of extinction." The Guardian. 16 November 2011. Web. 23 November 2011.
  • Lenin, Janiki. "Conservation Hypocrisy: Again, They Come for the Forest Dwellers." First Post. 30 Oct. 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2011.

EDUCATION
  • Tobin, Lucy. "What do universities think of the IB." The Independent. 23 November 2011. Web. 23 November 2011.
  • Zakaria, Fareed. "When Will We Learn?" TIME. 14 Nov. 2011. Web. 07 Nov. 2011.

ENERGY RESOURCES & CHOICES
  • Bielloa, David. "Garbage in Energy Out: Turning Trash into Biofuel." Scientific American. August 2011. Web.
  • Miller, Peter. "It starts at home." National Geographic. March 2009. Print & Web. an excellent look at the energy situation from the perspective of experiments with personal change. I used this as an in-class read and discussion article.
  • Powell, Eric. A. "Building the Green Collar Economy." Discover. September 2011. 54-61. Web & Print.

ENVIRONMENT

FOOD RESOURCES
  • Ahmed, Nafeez. "Peak Soil: Industrial Civilisation Is on the Verge of Eating Itself." The Guardian. 07 July 0007. Web. 09 June 2013.
  • Bourne, Joel K. “Green Dreams.” National Geographic. October 2007. 38-59. Print & Web. & PDF.
  • Ehrlich, Paul and Ann Ehrlich. "Food Threat to Human Civilization." Project Syndicate. 21 February 2013. Web. 26 February 2013.
  • Bourne, Joel K. “The End of Plenty.” National Geographic. June 2009. 26-59. Print & Web.
  • Foley, Jonathan A. “Can We Feed the World and Sustain the Planet?” Scientific American. November 2011. Print & Web. 17 November 2011. Maps.
  • Gates Notes. The Future of Food. Web based presentation. 8 April 2013.
  • Relief Web. A useful site for the latest news on relief work and various crises around the world. Includes graphics and maps.
  • Stix, Gary. " A Question of Sustenance." Scientific American. September 2007. Print & Web & PDF. A good article focusing on food production issues and paradoxes.
  • Vidal, John. "India's Rice Revolution." The Guardian. 16 February 2013. Web. 25 March 2013.
  • Vidal, John. "Land Acquired over past Decade Could Have Produced Food for a Billion People." The Guardian. 03 Oct. 2012. Web. 14 Dec. 2012.
  • Vidal, John. "UN Warns of a Looming Food Crisis in 2013." The Guardian. 13 October 2012. Web. 25 March 2013.

GENDER ISSUES
  • Belluck, Pam. "If You Really, Really Wanted a Girl ..." New York Times. 20 Aug. 2011. Web. 15 November 2011.
  • Gorney, Cynthia. "Brazil's Girl Power." National Geographic. September 2011. Print & Web.
  • Hsu, Jeremy. “There Are More Boys Than Girls in China and India.” Scientific American. 4 August 2008. Web. 15 November 2011.
  • Torregrosa, Lusita, “Progress for Women, but a Long Way to Go.” New York Times. 1 November 2011. Web. 15 November 2011.

GLOBALIZATION
  • Bardhan, Pranab. "Does Globalization Help or Hurt the World's Poor." Scientific American. April 2006. Web. October 2010.
  • Dehejia, Vivek. “Has Globalization Helped India’s Poor?” New York Times India Ink. October 7, 2011. Web. 7 March 2013.

GIS NEWS

HEALTH & DISEASE
  • Peeples, Lynne. Man vs. Malaria: Chemicals, Conservation And An Ancient Arms Race. Huffington Post. 16 November 2011. Web. 17 November 2011.
  • Trivedi, Bijal P. "The Wipeout Gene." Scientific American. November 11. Print & Web. 17 November 2011.

INDIA
  • Abdoolcarim, Zoher A. "The ChIndian Century." Time magazine. 10 November 2011. Print & Web. 20 November 2011.
  • Burke, Jason. "Delhi Rape: how India's other half lives." The Guardian. 13 September 2013. Web.
  • Firstpost Check this Indian news site out for stories and news about mainstream trends as well as non-so reported ideas.
  • "In Search of a Dream: India Special." The Economist. 29th September 2012. Print & Web.
  • Schuman, Michael. "The Case for India-Free to Succeed." Time magazine.10 November 2011. Print & Web. 20 November 2011.
  • Zuliani, Liz. "Comparing India to the World." Economy Watch. August 2011. Web. 11 November 2012.

MIGRATION
  • Bennhold, Katherine. "From Afar, Moneymaker and Mother." The New York Times. 7 March 2011. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.
  • Evershed, Nick. "Where are Australia's refugees and skilled migrants coming from?" The Guardian: DataBlog. Web. 22 October 2013.
  • Minder, Raphael and Jim Yardley. "Desperation Fuels Trips of Migrants to Spain." New York Times. 2 October. 2013. Web. 8 Oct. 2013.
  • Dai, Tony Gareth Davey and Louise Higgins. "Rural-urban migration in China." Geography Review. May 2006.Print.
  • Fahim, Kareem. "Immigrant maids flee lives of abuse in Kuwait." New York Times. 1 August 2010. Web. 23 November 2011.
  • Minder, Raphael and Jim Yardley. "Desperation Fuels Trips of Migrants to Spain." New York Times. 2 October. 2013. Web. 8 Oct. 2013.
  • Parfit, Michael. "The Millennium Series: Human Migration." National Geographic Magazine. October 1998. Web & Print.
  • Perera, Amantha. "How Sri Lankan Maids Become Victims in Saudi Arabia." Time magazine. 16 November 2010. Web.
  • Tanner, Arno. "Finland's Balancing Act: The Labor Market, Humanitarian Relief, and Immigrant Integration." Migration Information Source. Web. 01 Nov. 2011.

MONSOON
  • Turner, Andy and H. Annamalai. "Climate Change and the South Asian Monsoon." Nature Climate Change. 12 June 2012. Web.
  • Turner, Andy. "The Indian Monsoon in a Changing Climate." Royal Meteorological Society. 2012. Web.

POPULATION & DEMOGRAPHY
  • Wheelright, Jeff. "Gray Tsunami." Discover. September 2012. Print & Web,

POVERTY
  • Sachs, Jeffrey. “Can Extreme Poverty be eliminated.” Scientific American. September 2005. 34-43 Print & Web.
  • Sachs, Jeffrey. “The End of Poverty.” Time magazine. 14 March 2005.42-54. Print& Web.
  • Stiglitz, Joseph. "Poverty & Climate Change Have Not Gone Away. The Guardian. 7 January 2013. Web. 8 March 2013.

RELIGION, SCIENCE, SOCIETY & EDUCATION
  • Philips, Helen. "Is God good?" New Scientist. 1 September 2011. Print & Web. 6 December 2011.

SOUTH ASIA
  • Kaplan, Robert. "Monsoon Excerpt." New York Times. 19 November 2010. Web. 20 November 2011.
  • "New Humility for the Hegemon." The Economist. July 2011. Web. September 2011.

SRI LANKA
  • Kaplan, Robert. "Buddha's Savage Peace." Atlantic Monthly. September 2009. Web.
  • Rodrigo, Malika. "Now Sinharaja under road threat". Sunday Times. July 2011. Web.

TRADE, AID & DEBT
  • Bek, David and Tony Binns. "Putting ethics on the table: Part 1 Consumption." Geography Review. November 2007. Print & Web. (see PDF)
  • Bek, David and Tony Binns. "Putting ethics on the table: Part 2 Production." Geography Review. February 2008. Print & Web. (see PDF)
  • Chambers, Andrew. "Not so fair trade." The Guardian. 19 December 2009. Web. 11 March 2013.
  • Ghosh, Jayati. "India Will Shed Few Tears over the End of UK Aid." The Guardian. 07 June 2013. Web. 06 Mar. 2013.
  • Trenchard, Tommy "Sierra Leone's Farmers Enjoy Fruit of Market Reforms." The Guardian. 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 06 Mar. 2013.

TOK/Critical Thinking
  • Academic Earth. A portal for a plethora of great ideas and thinkers
  • Seife, Charles. "Proofiness" Inherent in Population Milestones Such as "7 Billionth Person" Scientific American. Web. 28 Oct. 2011.

URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Liu, Coco. “China's City of the Future Rises on a Wasteland.” Scientific American. September 28, 2011. Web & Print.

WATER ISSUES
  • Dogra, Bharat. "A River Sutra Without Links." The Hindu. March 2012. Web.
  • Smith, Jeff. "Growing food demands strains energy, water supplies." April 2012. National Geographic Online. Web. Written by one of our OSC parents using India's western state of Gujirat as a case study.
  • "Water: Our Thirsty World." National Geographic. April 2010. Print & Web.

WILDLIFE/HUMAN CONFLICT + CONSERVATION & BIODIVERSITY
  • Al Jazeera. "Last of the Tigers." Web (Video). 23 November 2011.
  • Alexander, Caroline. "A Cry for the Tigers" National Geographic. December 2011. Print & Web. 23 November 2011.
  • Cuz, Camilla. "Amphibians Facing 'terrifying' rate of extinction." The Guardian. 16 November 2011. Web. 23 November 2011.
  • Fazlulhaq, Nadia. "Beware of the Bite That Lurks at Your Doorstep." Sunday Times . 30 Oct. 2011. Web. 31 Oct. 2011. This article highlights a snakebite fatality (apparently a saw scaled viper) that happened in our neighborhood
  • Lenin, Janiki. "Conservation Hypocrisy: Again, They Come for the Forest Dwellers."First Post. 30 Oct. 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2011.

WORLD POPULATION & ENVIRONMENT ISSUES
  • "7 Billion." National Geographic. 31 October 2011. Web Video. 5 November 2011.
  • "7 Billion People and Counting: In-Depth Reports." Scientific American. Web. 28 Oct. 2011.
  • Belt, Don. "Bangladesh: The Coming Storm." National Geographic. March 2011. 60-85. Print & Web.
  • Cohen, Joel. "Human Population Grows Up." Scientific American. September 2005. Print & Web.
  • Gallagher, Mike. "BBC News - Population Control: Is It a Tool of the Rich?" BBC. Web. 30 Oct. 2011.
  • Gorney, Cynthia. "Brazil's Girl Power." National Geographic. September 2011. Print & Web.
  • Kolbert, Elizabeth. "Enter the Anthropocene- the age of Man." National Geographic. March 2011. 60-85. Print & Web.
  • Kunzig, Robert. "Population 7 Billion." National Geographic. January 2011.Print & Web.
  • Sullivan, Colin. "Cities Will Feel Brunt as Global Population Passes 7 Billion." Scientific American. Web. 21 Oct. 2011.