Earth

Encountering Beauty and the Effects of Climate Change in Acadia National Park

As a child growing up in a landlocked state, I’d imagined the flock of gulls as a cloud of wings, calls sounding like laughter. Now I was struggling to grasp all that we’d lost.

Nov 06, 2018
A Profound Desert Monument, or the Most Useless Tunnel in the World?

Burro was regarded by his contemporaries as a crazy person.

Jun 21, 2018
How Citizens Pitched in After the Mexico City Earthquake

A down pillow, grey with dust, came down the line. I was angry at it, at how light it was, how easy it was to pass.

Mar 26, 2018
Clouds That Shouldn’t Be There: How Photos are Changing What We Know About Jupiter

Polar cyclones. A huge magnetic field. A whole new Jupiter?

Mar 05, 2018
A Syrian Family Under Siege in Eastern Ghouta

“No one can answer if I ask why someone wants half a million people dead.”

Dec 19, 2017
The End of a Family, The End of the World

“What is the average life span of a species? Of a family?”

Astonish Me: Anticipating an Eclipse in the Age of Information

“It will be my parents’ last eclipse; it will be my daughter’s first.”

Aug 21, 2017
The Rancher Who Refused to Leave: A Fukushima Story

Masami Yoshizawa hauled his radiated cows down to Tokyo, demanding that his animals be studied.

Jun 22, 2017
On Political Change, Climate Change, and the Choice to Not Have Children

My partner and I were trying to have a baby despite our climate fears. Then Trump was elected.

Jun 05, 2017