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People Without Power: Hurricane Sandy, the World and Generosity

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 2 November 2012

I was born and raised in New York City and have an inbred appreciation for its tumult. But there are limits to tumult. What transpired a few days ago put to a test everyone’s tolerance for it. These are not easy times in many places. So if you’ve got the spirit and wherewithal to help, please do. Generously.

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African Rain: Still a Super Safari, With or Without It

  • Francesco Pierre-Nina
  • 24 July 2012

So many of this season’s drives have been spectacular, if not simply stunning, both in dry and wet conditions. One damp morning, after riveting rain and hailstorms pounded us, we took off blind in thick fog. We bundubashed out of camp to see if we could locate three particular cheetahs, although given the conditions we may have been happier snug in bed. No way. Not after what we saw!

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Chilean Patagonia with Hydroelectric Dams?

  • Marcela Torres
  • 25 May 2012

The Chilean Patagonia’s landscape may change forever. Why? Because the recent ruling by the Supreme Court in favor of a major hydroelectric project may flood a large portion of one of the most pristine areas in Patagonia. This could cause permanent environmental damage and affect the region’s tourism, which promotes its untouched nature.

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