Memory and Reunion

A few days ago, the Colorado River flowed into the Gulf of California for the first time in twenty years. The pulse flow, a one-time release of water into a stretch of the Colorado River that has been dry for decades, began on World Water Day on March 23. It was estimated by project coordinators…

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Life Pods

The plan for the enclosed ecosystems of the South Korean National Research Center for Endangered Species is to¬†breed and raise endangered birds for release into the wild. Further biodomes will house centres for other endangered indigenous animal species such as toads, tortoises, and foxes. The domes¬†look intriguing, the planners have high conservationist goals, and they…

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Unfallowing Fields

There aren’t many good things to say about the economic problems faced by Spain since 2008, with high unemployment and mass company closures. The amount of farmland being utilized has also receded with the contracting economy, but there’s been an unexpected silver lining. In areas no longer under cultivation, animal species that were disappearing are…

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