July/August 2019

Features in this Issue

Precious Water

A shortage of clean drinking water threatens to become the main ecological problem of our time.

Nikolayev's Birthday

It was Nikolayev’s birthday, which in ordinary years would always start bright and early... but this was no ordinary year...

Siberia's Primordial Colors

A journalist meets a painter in the distant outback of Siberia. They share a love for the untamed wilderness, and we learn a thing or two about the challenges of painting in the wild.

Hogweed instead of Birches

The Caucasus had a fast-growing plant that the Soviets wanted to plant up north to use for animal feed. What could possibly go wrong?

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