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Who Gets to Tell the Story Matters
THE SAMURAI SPIRIT • Portraits showcase the beauty and reverence associated with the warriors of old, still celebrated in the Japan of today.
THE BACKSTORY • A PHOTOGRAPHER’S SEARCH FOR HIS JAPANESE IDENTITY LEADS HIM TO REDISCOVER THE PAST IN THE PRESENT.
A Chance to ‘Become a Fish’ • JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU’S CO-INVENTION OF THE AQUA-LUNG OPENED THE UNDERSEA REALM TO SCIENTISTS—AND A WONDERING PUBLIC.
OTTER-LY BENEFICIAL • WHEN SEA OTTERS DIG FOR MEALS , THEY ENCOURAGE GENETIC DIVERSITY IN THREATENE D AQUATIC PLANTS.
REVEALING ALL… …IN APPS
PLANET POSSIBLE • In spring, help wild things and their offspring thrive with hands-on projects—and by keeping hands off.
MEET A HERMAPHRODITIC SEA SLUG THAT WIELDS A NEEDLE
POTTERY OF THE NIGHT • IN MEXICO, AN ANCIENT ART IS EMERGING AS A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTICS.
HIDDEN NO MORE • A diver’s quest for the stories of those lost on slave ships reveals the human side of a tragic era—and helps her connect with her family’s rich history.
SAVING WINTER • IN THE ALPS, THE ECONOMY AND CULTURE REVOLVE AROUND SNOWY WINTERS. NOW THERE’S A SCRAMBLE TO PRESERVE SNOW AND ICE THREATENED BY WARMING.
WARMING GLOBE, WANING WINTER • SNOWFALL IS DECREASING IN MOUNTAIN RANGES AROUND THE WORLD, DRASTICALLY IN SOME REGIONS. VITAL TO ECOSYSTEMS AND ECONOMIES, SNOW AND ICE LEVELS AFFECT TOURISM, HYDROPOWER PRODUCTION, AND WATER SUPPLIES IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. SCIENTISTS ARE TRACKING THE CHANGES, AND INNOVATORS ARE SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS.
BIG CAT HAVEN • In Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, tigers and leopards are thriving as India’s conservation efforts begin to pay off.
Protecting Big Cats
Defending the Land, Paying With Their Lives • Since 2016, 1,280 community leaders in Colombia have been killed after resisting intrusions by developers and drug cartels.
The Cricket Catchers • TRAPPERS OF THE HOPPING INSECTS BRING A KEY SOURCE OF PROTEIN TO UGANDAN M ARKETS. BUT OVERHARVESTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE COULD THREATEN THIS FOOD OF THE FUTURE.
THOMAS P. PESCHAK • FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS