Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992
Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
Ninety Percent of the World's Fourth-Largest Lake Has Gone Dry
California may soon learn that the water doesn't always come back.
The Toxic Uzbek Town and Its Museum of Banned Soviet Art
Ukrainian-born art collector Igor Savitsky collected thousands of avant-garde artworks banned in the Soviet Union under Stalin and founded the State Art Museum of the Republic of Karakalpakstan in the mid 1960s. Today the museum houses works from a...
Fish Are Finally Returning to the Shrunken Aral Sea
Magzhan Tursinbayev, an ecologist, stepped out of the 4x4 and pointed toward the horizon as he lit his cigarette. “Everywhere here was once the sea. Now look what is left: nothing,” he said, as he pointed to the vast expanse of empty space in front of...