The town of Inuvik, from the Mackenzie River
September 18, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The Mackenzie Delta held melting permafrost, cold cellars that won't stay cold, and, for one day at least, the warmest beach in Canada.

Teresa Chilkowich, of Arctic Energy Alliance, in front of the new solar panel in Jean Marie River. Image by Jean Marie River First Nation. Canada, 2016.
September 15, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The tricky balance of diesel and solar in Canada's far north.

Wildflowers cover the scars of a forest fire near Jean Marie River, NWT. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 14, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

Jim Thomasson sets fires for a living. The biggest, nastiest, hottest fires he can, and then he lets them burn. "Up here we can go to the 95th percentile, the worst conditions.”

The river bank downstream of Fort Simpson is mostly squishy silt. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 13, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The town of Fort Simpson sits on a mound of silt, and the grinding ice, melting ever-quicker from climate change, will eventually sweep it away.

Brian Castner paddled the 1125 mile Mackenzie River in this canoe to report on climate change. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 12, 2016 by Brian Castner

What climate change looks like in the Canadian Arctic, from a canoe on the Mackenzie River.

The 24th annual Dehcho First Nation Assembly in Jean Marie River
September 12, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

If you want to know what our continent’s Arctic coast looks like, Google Street View isn’t much help.

A worker sorts “wet blue” leather in a small tannery in Kanpur. Image by George Black. India, 2015.
July 20, 2016 / Untold Stories by George Black

George Black has traveled from one end of the Ganges to the other. Along the way he has found industrial cities, pilgrimage centers, and tangled mangrove forests.

Hindus believe that cremation in Varanasi frees them from the cycle of birth, death, and reincarnation. Image by George Black. India, 2016.
July 20, 2016 / Untold Stories by George Black

Every time it passes through a major city the Ganges is little more than an open sewer. Yet in Hindu mythology, it is a goddess, Ganga, the great purifier, the cleanser of sins.

Pilgrims take a “holy dip” in the sacred river. Image by George Black. India, 2015.
July 19, 2016 / Untold Stories by George Black

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power talking little about matters of faith but a lot about his plans to build a new, clean India—a campaign he calls Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Ganges waste
July 18, 2016 / The New Yorker by George Black

More than a billion gallons of waste enter the river every day. Can India’s controversial Prime Minister save it?

A pilgrim takes a holy dip in river Ganges
July 18, 2016 by George Black

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes on the Herculean task of cleaning up his country’s most sacred river, the Ganges. Can he succeed where all his predecessors have failed?

June 13, 2016 / Yale Environment 360 by Dan Grossman

A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest.

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