Uncontacted Tribes at Risk Amid ‘Worrying’ Surge in Amazon Deforestation

Illegal loggers and militias cleared an area three times the size of Gibraltar in Brazil’s Amazon this year, threatening an “uncontacted” indigenous tribe, activists said on Tuesday. Satellite imagery collected by Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), a Brazilian advocacy group, detected about 4,600 acres (1,863 hectares) of deforestation this year in the Ituna Itata indigenous land in …

Oregon Using Facebook to Remind Inactive Voters to Register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. “Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower eligible voters isn’t just something we can do — it’s something we must …

South Korea’s Moon Arrives for Inter-Korean Summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his delegation of more than 50 government, business and cultural representatives have arrived in Pyongyang for a three-day, two-night inter-Korean Summit in North Korea.  It’s the third face-to-face meeting between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the pair are expected to finalize agreements outlined during their …