A photographer disappears

A photographer disappears

Lu Gang is a Chinese photographer who has spent his career photographing the devastation of industrialized China. A month ago Lu Gang disappeared. The Chinese government is very careful to censor any expose of the country that makes life there look less than rosy. As...
Crossing the Rubicon

Crossing the Rubicon

This underwater sculpture in Lanzarote, Spain is by Jason deCaires Taylor, and titled “Crossing the Rubicon”. It symbolizes a point of no return, a warning to humanity that runaway climate change could leave us with no way back to a stable climate. This...
Remembering Steller’s Sea Cow

Remembering Steller’s Sea Cow

Today, November 30, is Remembrance day for lost species. It’s a chance to think about the species we’ve lost and the species we are losing, and in this age of the sixth mass extinction, particularly those species we are losing because of human impact....
Detritus as fashion in art

Detritus as fashion in art

Dutch artist Hendrik Kerstens didn’t mean for this series of photographs of his daughter reminiscent of famous Dutch paintings from the 17th century to make a statement about our disposable culture of consumption, but of course, that’s how I see it. It...
The Age of Loneliness

The Age of Loneliness

Naturalist E.O. Wilson, one of the world’s greatest naturalists, author of Half-Earth, and creator of the Half-Earth Project, suggests we call the time in which we are living the Eremocine—the Age of Loneliness. A heartbreaking and beautiful story by...