Maximos62 maps the smoke from this year’s Indonesian fires.
The NYRB Daily shares vintage photos from mid-1960s Cuba.
The Planetary Society Blog reports on a recent tour of NASA facilities.
Window on Eurasia reports on a call for a single Circassian alphabet, suggests a Russian initiative to use sufism to unite Russian Muslims will end badly, and argues that Russian criticism of language policy in post-Soviet countries is linked to geopolitics.
Bloomberg talks about Poland’s problems with economic growth, notes that McMansions are poor investments, considers what to do about the Olympics post-Rio, looks at new Japanese tax incentives for working women, looks at a French war museum that put its stock up for sale, examines the power of the New Zealand dairy, looks at the Yasukuni controversies, and notes Huawei’s progress in China.
Bloomberg View is hopeful for Brazil, argues demographics are dooming Abenomics, suggests ways for the US to pit Russia versus Iran, looks at Chinese fisheries and the survival of the ocean, notes that high American population growth makes the post-2008 economic recovery relatively less notable, looks at Emperor Akihito’s opposition to Japanese remilitarization, and argues that Europe’s soft response to terrorism is not a weakness.
CBC notes that Russian doping whistleblowers fear for their lives, looks at how New Brunswick farmers are adapting to climate change, and looks at how Neanderthals’ lack of facility with tools may have doomed them.
The Globe and Mailargues Ontario should imitate Michigan instead of Québec, notes the new Anne of Green Gables series on Netflix, and predicts good things for Tim Horton’s in the Philippines.
The Guardiannotes that Canada’s impending deal with the European Union is not any model for the United Kingdom.
The Inter Press Service looks at child executions in Iran.
MacLean’snotes that Great Lakes mayors have joined to challenge a diversion of water from their shared basin.
National Geographiclooks at the elephant ivory trade, considers the abstract intelligence of birds, considers the Mayan calendar’s complexities, and looks at how the young generation treats Pluto’s dwarf planet status.
The National Postnotes that VIA Rail is interested in offering a low-cost bus route along the Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia.
Open Democracy notes that the last Russian prisoner in Guantanamo does not want to go home, and wonders why the West ignores the Rwandan dictatorship.
TVO considers how rural communities can attract immigrants.
Universe Today suggests sending our digital selves to the stars, looks at how cirrus clouds kept early Mars warm and wet, and notes the discovery of an early-forming direct-collapse black hole.
Variance Explained looks at how Donald Trump’s tweets clearly show two authors at work.
The Washignton Postconsiders what happens when a gay bar becomes a bar with more general appeal.
Wirednotes that the World Wide Web still is far from achieving its founders’ dreams, looks at how news apps are dying off, and reports on the Univision purchase of Gawker.