The Trash Isles

The Trash Isles

There are several huge patches of plastic garbage floating in the world’s oceans, and now Plastic Oceans Foundation in partnership with LadBible is trying to turn one of those garbage patches into a country: The Trash Isles. The group has submitted an...
The Real World

The Real World

Kenn Orphan has written a beautiful photo-essay titled The Real World about the impacts of our industrial civilization on the planet and on our psyches. Perhaps the only possible outcome of industrial civilization is estrangement from the natural world from which we...
Stealing our summer

Stealing our summer

“To live in Seattle is to exist, perpetually, in the bargaining stage of grief. From October through May, generally speaking, it drizzles. Every day. This past fall and winter, we broke a 122-year-old record for rain and had only three sunny, mild days in six...
We Should Never Have Called It Earth

We Should Never Have Called It Earth

“To be a climate scientist is to be an active participant in a slow-motion horror story. These are scary tales to tell children around the campfire. We are the perfect, willfully na├»ve victims: We were warned, and we did it anyway. Dark fairytales, of course,...
Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene

Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene

Artist Justin Guariglia partnered with the NASA project Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) and Operation IceBridge in 2015 and 2016 to photograph Greenland’s deteriorating ice from airplanes used for scientific survey flights. The artist has developed a special...