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An Environmental Problem We Can Fix
THE FINE ART OF BOARD WORK
THE BACKSTORY • OBSOLETE? HARDLY. CHALKBOARDS REMAIN A TIMELESS TOOL FOR WORKING OUT THE MOST COMPLEX PROBLEMS.
The Indelible Legacy of Land • TO BLACK AMERICAN FAMILIES LIKE MINE, SOIL HAS NEVER BEEN SIMPLE. IT REPRESENTS LOSS, DREAMS, INJUSTICE, AND SELF-RELIANCE.
THE ACCIDENTAL SCIENCE LESSON
THE PARAKEET PROBLEM • THEY MAY BE PRETTY, BUT THESE PARROTS ARE INVASIVE PESTS THAT THREATEN BIODIVERSITY.
Rethinking the Everest Selfie • FOR YEARS I THOUGHT MOUNT EVEREST WAS A TRAIN WRECK OF AMATEURS AND EGOS. THEN I WENT THERE AND WAS SURPRISED AT WHAT I FOUND.
THE MISPLACED AFFECTION OF A BEETLE FOR A BOTTLE
DIPLOMACY, SIP BY SIP
WILD ALASKA • America’s least visited national park, Gates of the Arctic is a rugged expanse of mountains and rivers.
A PERFUMED HISTORY • IN A QUEST FOR ‘LIQUID GOLD,’ GENERATIONS OF CRAFTSPEOPLE IN INDIA HAVE BECOME AROMA ALCHEMISTS.
THE DEADLY COST OF DIRTY AIR • POLLUTION ACCOUNTS FOR SEVEN MILLION PREMATURE DEATHS A YEAR AND CAN BE HARMFUL EVEN AT LOW LEVELS. IT’S A PROBLEM WE CAN SOLVE.
HOW THE U.S. CLEARED THE AIR • 50 YEARS AGO THE CLEAN AIR ACT FOLLOWED THE SCIENCE—AND BECAME A MODEL FOR THE WORLD.
POLLUTION’S TOLL ON THE BODY • Dirty air is a complex mix of gases and particles. PM2.5 particles, some of which are so small they pass into the bloodstream, are the deadliest. In 2019 air pollution, indoors and out, is estimated to have contributed to almost seven million deaths worldwide, accounting for nearly 12 percent of the global death toll.
DISPARITY IN THE AIR
WHERE THERE’S FIRE, THERE’S TOXIC SMOKE • AS POLLUTION FROM CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES GROWS, SCIENTISTS ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT’S IN THAT SMOKE—AND WHAT IT’S DOING TO OUR HEALTH.
BURNING LAND, TOXIC AIR
Return of the Florida Panther • THE ENDANGERED CAT IS MAKING A COMEBACK, BUT A DEVELOPMENT BOOM THREATENS ITS SURVIVAL.
ROOM TO ROAM
THE BUGS IN THE TREES • A novel experiment in the Amazon reveals hundreds of species of insects that live far above the rainforest’s floor.
The Genius of Aretha • She was a child prodigy whose brilliance was shaped by pain and passion. This is the story of music’s natural woman.
Queens of the Charts • Women With All-Time Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries
STEPHANIE SINCLAIR • FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS