Our planet is a complex place — ancient places and traditions imperiled by war, land grabs, urbanization, changing values, changing climate. Our upcoming articles this winter and spring demonstrate how much change is underway, and why it is so important to preserve –or reintroduce –ways to ensure a sustainable planet. Here’s a preview of what’s coming in Green News Update.
Bound for Cuba? 15 “must see” towns, places and experiences, selected by recent travelers on “people to people” tours. (We’ll share plenty of photos too)
Cultural Crimes -Path of Destruction: Ancient cities and sites survived the World Wars, but not today’s. We’ll preview a new documentary film (Destruction of Memory), related court cases, and a roundup of world monuments/cities destroyed or looted to fund terrorists armies.
Museum Roundup 2016: If you love the arts, this roundup is for you! Beirut’s museum scene, the new Tate Modern, Factory Manchester, Abu Dhabi’s Guggenheim, Paris’s Fondation Louis Vuitton, Maurice Sendak’s legacy, International Center of Photography plus Berlin, China, Jakarta, St. Petersburg and more. Check out our 2015 Museum Roundup
Transhumance – nomads and pastoralism: What’s that ? The seasonal movement of people who shepherd their animals – sheep, cattle, reindeer — to seasonal ranges and feeding grounds, an ancient tradition now declining.
Into the spring
Rewilding Europe: An update on our very popular series on conservation and biodiversity initiatives –Netherlands, Lapland, Croatia, Southern Carpathians, Oder Delta, Danube Delta and more. (See our original 4-part series from 2013)
The Arctic – our newest ocean?: The “commons” at the top of the world may be up for grabs as the glaciers melt and the permafrost thaws. Who owns it? Will big business win control? What will happen to indigenous people, animals and birds ?
The Iron Curtain Bike Trail: At 10,000 kilometers in length, the former Soviet empire’s border is gone. Are you ready to bike it ?
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