Map of the Week: New Shoes

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GNN Podcast: CHINESE GHOST CITIES

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City planners don’t think small – after all, the job they’re in charge of involves rather large scale development. Sometimes they put together projects that never come to be. But in China, where everything today seems to be done on a grand scale, countless major projects actually did get built and then….sat there more…

GNN Podcast: THE MANY FACES OF ISLAM AND THE FAILED STATE OF IRAQ

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The total world population is 7 billion, of whom more than 1.6 billion are Muslim. Yet the Muslim faith itself is divided and has been almost since the death of Muhammad, the religion’s founder. The two main branches are known as Sunni and Shia (also referred to as Shiite). The Shiites are a minority more…

Map of the Week: Fish Whiskers

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GNN Podcast: INTERNET FREEDOM ON THE DECLINE

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Freedom House is an independent organization whose members promote freedom throughout the world. The organization was established in 1941 with support from then U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It was originally developed as a response to totalitarianism in the era of communist threats more…

Map of the Week: Hometown Champions

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GNN Podcast: FLASH FLOODING

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The force of nature that is a flash flood can result from a number of causes including heavy rain, dam or levee failure, ice jams, or very rapid snowmelt. Flash floods are characterized by their quick onset, frequently occurring less than two hours after the start of strong rainfall more…

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