Mark Altaweel is a Reader in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, having held previous appointments and joint appointments at the University of Chicago, University of Alaska, and Argonne National Laboratory. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
With quarantines becoming or are already a possibility for millions as the COVID-19 virus spreads globally, we can turn to research by geographers to see how effective past quarantines have been in mitigating viral diseases.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has estimated nearly 1 billion of hectares of trees are needed to reduce climate change to about 1.5°C. Researchers have mapped out where to plant those trees.
Communities that live close to areas where forest and brush fires occur, at least in the United States, have been recently demonstrated to be predominately African American, Hispanic, or Native American.
Towns can literally ‘borrow size’ from other urban locations, boosting their economic opportunities and capabilities by using the fact they are located near large towns and can leverage these networks to be more economically robust.
In November 2018, the United States Carbon Cycle Science Program released a report, entitled Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2), about the nature of the carbon cycle in North America, covering Canada, the United States, and Mexico.