A couple months ago a friend of mine approached me with something that sounded insane. Did I want to kayak from Cuba to Florida? I hadn’t paddled in a year, it was just a month away, and I’d just broken a rib. It was almost certainly a very, very stupid idea. So I said yes.
Forget Kiss and any other heavy metal band. The guys from the band Modest Mouse got the best pyrotechnics ever at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, three days ago: An actual meteor blazing through the sky. Never the rock was so real in rock'n'roll.
Humans don't exactly have a stellar record when it comes to environmental stewardship, but that doesn't mean we aren't trying. Numerous projects around the world are working to rebuild lost habitats, protect vital wildlife highways, and regenerate lost populations. Here are a few man-made structures built on behalf of…