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Stranger Places

Brief encounters with cuckoos.

Is This Man the Elon Musk of E-Waste?

Eric Lundgren’s electric car goes farther than a Tesla. He’s also going to prison.

How the Elwha River Was Saved

The inside story of the largest dam removal project in US history.

Is the Modern Mass Extinction Overrated?

We are ignoring the gains that balance the losses.

What We Get Wrong About Lyme Disease

The stories we tell about the epidemic get things backward.

What the Meadow Teaches Us

Feeling is the physics of the organic world.

How We Cope with the End of Nature

As our environment crumbles, we seek solace in animatronic moose.

Reinventing Staten Island

The ecological philosophy of turning a garbage dump into a park.

The Woman Who Gave Us the Science of Normal Life

Before Rachel Carson there was Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female student.