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Eduardo Brondizio’s observation – “We have been displacing our impact around the planet from frontier to frontier. But we are running out of frontiers” – is crucial (Humanity facing ‘urgent threat’ from loss of Earth’s natural life, 7 May). This frontier-based structure of thought, in which there is always a beyond, an outside, a domain of otherness, underpins...
The ecologist Liz Howe, who has died aged 59 from cancer, helped produce a modern environmental Domesday Book – Habitats of Wales: A Comprehensive Field Survey, 1979-1997. For 10 years from 1987 she managed a series of survey teams that mapped vegetation across lowland landscapes, complementing similar work in upland areas. Since its publication in 2010, the resulting...
Jorge Adorno / ReutersWhen she first saw the Iguazu Falls, former United States First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was so impressed she supposedly exclaimed, “Poor Niagara!”Q. My wife and I will be spending a month in Argentina later this year, flying into Santiago. Which destinations should we have on our itinerary? I recommend spending a week exploring Santiago. It's...
Sometimes in our busy lives we just need a weekend away to recharge our batteries, have a little down time from the daily grind. What could be better than a weekend of gin and steam trains – a quintessentially British mix of the present and past? A weekend trip to Staffordshire allowed me to indulge my love of...
This is the time of year when the English countryside reaches peak incredible: when we rural folk mentally pinch ourselves in disbelief at our extraordinary good fortune in inhabiting the most beautiful landscape on earth. On every walk you see something to delight the eye and lift the spirits. First the blackthorn exploding in the hedgerows like cascading white...
INSCMagazine: Get Social! Post Views: 77 Southeast Asia is a region that makes it pretty high up on a lot of travelers’ “must visit” lists. Known as one of the more affordable areas to travel that is loaded with crystal blue beaches, famously beautiful scenery, awe-inspiring temples, and cities that don’t stop, it has practically every aspect of travel a...
“Boyz N the Hood” rests in American movie history like a boulder in a riverbed, altering the direction of the stream. After its release in the summer of 1991, everything looked different, including its precursors. “Mean Streets,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” the Blaxploitation spectacles of the 1970s, the socially conscious crime dramas of the 1930s, classic westerns and...
I left New York a year ago to travel around the world as Business Insider’s international correspondent. While it would be impossible to pinpoint my favorite place, the place I want to return to soonest is the city of Ubud, on the Indonesian island of...
It's a bit surprising that Puddle Splasher hail from Brooklyn. Obviously, the New York borough has produced scores upon scores of talented artists, but when I hear the wide-open strums and relaxed delivery on new song 'The Drown,' I don't imagine traversing crowded sidewalks and checking which pocket has your MTA card while the bus driver grimaces. Instead, I...
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