Fish and Steel

The image of thousands of fish washing up on a shore is almost never a metaphor for lucky circumstance. It’s almost always a sign that something, somewhere, has gone very wrong. Back in April, fishermen in four central Vietnamese provinces, mostly outside the main tourist centers, started finding fish washed ashore. Fishing suddenly became easier…

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Sweet Poison

What’s nectar to some is poison to others. Fracking, an extraction technique that involves injecting water mixed with chemicals into wells to break apart shale formations that cover pockets of oil or natural gas. Fracking: Praised as an economic and energy boon, condemned as a toxic threat. All the images here hold a certain terrible beauty.…

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