In 2007, the collector Jon Maloof buys a box of old negatives for $380 at a Chicago auction house; he thinks they might come in handy for the historical book he is writing. The negatives were taken by the deceased photographer Vivian Maier. Maloof googles her when he is home and finds nothing. Little did he know that that box would lead him to expose one of America’s most reclusive artists.
The United Nations decided to dedicate the decade 2021-2030 to the ‘restoration of ecosystems on every continent and every ocean’. Indeed, damaged ecosystems’ rehabilitation could actually play an essential role in the fight against poverty and climate change.
Artisanal salinas across the Mediterranean today face critical times. Confronted with salt-production industrialisation, urbanisation-imposed pressure, and stressful competition from cheaper in-land producers, shoreline salinas are struggling to remain economically viable.
Two years ago, Nicola Bayless was taking her evening walk in Happisburgh, a tiny village on the eastern coast of England, when a big chunk of the cliff fell down. “It sounded like thunder. Like a click of fingers and it’s gone. You had no chances if you stood under that,” she recalls while sitting on the front step of her home overlooking the sea.
Two weeks into Mauritius’ declaration of the state of environmental emergency, the situation is still dreadful. At least 1,000 tons of fuel were spilt into the Indian Ocean following a massive leak from the Japanese ship MV Wakashio which run aground on July 25th.
Industrial production of animal products is a source of diseases and the next pandemic might spark from poultry, say the world’s leading authorities in emerging zoonotic diseases.
Under the coronavirus outbreak, Yemen is facing an enormous tragedy. As a consequence of a six-year civil war, a global pandemic, and a mounting famine, around 80 percent of the Yemeni population now relies on aid to survive.
Big times for tree lovers. From reforestation apps aiming to become the ‘Tinder for trees’, to Trump’s commitment to join the One Trillion Trees Initiative, this year has seen a real boost in governments and start-ups’ efforts to repopulate forests.
The lights of San Antonio, the English quarter of Ibiza, are down. Its tiny streets, normally packed with British tourists partying at the many bars and nightclubs, are empty. This year, Europe’s most famous party island in the Balearic Islands of Spain is experiencing a summer season unlike any other.
While seeking asylum from the raging war in Syria, Mohamad Bwedany and his family had to live apart for five years. They finally reunited in the UK and after all the difficulties of the journey, Mohamad can now fulfil his dream and go to university.