January 21, 2018

The Frankencities Project reveals the disastrous scenes of future cities gone wrong. This week, we highlight the emergence of 'New Orenburg.'

Perhaps the "Peak Oil" idea -- that we are doomed to run out of affordable commercial fossil fuels before long -- is so complete...

January 16, 2018

Namibe is a city on the coast of southern Angola at the northern tip of the Namib desert. As Angola goes through a massive mining boom, the eyes of industrialists are turning to the yellow sands of the vast Namib desert, to see how they can ravage it with various money...

Long ago, Lanzhou was the home of a mountain people, the Qiang. In many places, they planted white stones around their granite homes to honor their mountain god, whilst farming beachwheat as their staple food near streams and rivers. More than a millennium ago, though,...

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