Behind the camera: who was Vivian Maier?

Reaction 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.

MedArtSal: the project enhancing the treasures of Mediterranean artisanal salinas

SmartGreen Post 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.

The British coastal communities doomed to become climate refugees

Al Jazeera 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.