Environment

February 9, 2022

Turkish Man Plants 30 Million Saplings and Creates Forest on Once-Barren Land

Hikmet Kaya has proved that good intentions and hard work can yield big rewards. The retired Turkish forest management chief has posed proudly in front of the barren land that he and his team have transformed into a lush forest. He began his career in the town of Sinop in 1978 and while he retired 19 years later, his legacy has continued to grow—literally.

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November 18, 2021

Beautifully Eye-Opening Photos of Ilulissat’s Changing Icebergs [Interview]

In 2003, German photographer Olaf Otto Becker traveled to Greenland's Ilulissat Icefjord. Located a little over 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle, this landscape was so moving that it set Becker down a new path in his artistic career. Since that time, he has made over a dozen trips back to the area in order to capture its beauty—and its changes.

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November 11, 2021

Greta Thunberg and Youth Activists Petition UN To Declare a Global Climate Emergency

Embed from Getty Images With COP26 winding down, Greta Thunberg is leading a group of youth climate activists in pushing the UN to declare “a systemwide climate emergency.” The group of 14 teens is drawing comparison to the UN's coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic, and by filing a legal petition with the UN secretary-general, they are hoping that the climate crisis will get the same attention.

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