Earth

An Island of Trash at the Top of the World

On a remote island north of the Arctic Circle, several centuries’ worth of human-made pollutants have come to rest.

Oct 10, 2019
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