Like many other marine animals, sea turtles mistake plastic waste for a viable food source, sometimes causing blockages in their digestive system. Though the declining sea turtle populations in the oceans are due to a variety of factors (most all of which involve human exploitation), plastic pollution plays a significant role.
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Tell Me True: Memoir, History, and Writing a Life, edited by Patricia Hampl and Elaine Tyler May, is a collection of fourteen essays by people who dance in the no-man’s-land between History and Memoir. The fictional character Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get,” and […]
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China’s ministry of transport says around 700 million people, more than half of China’s population, will make 2.85 billion road, rail, air and ferry trips around the spring festival, as the holiday period is called. Even though extra services are laid on, many travelers have to queue overnight to secure a ticket.
Some projects absorb themselves into the original structure. Built in 1876 as a gasholder to supply the lanterns of Berlin, and converted into an air-raid shelter during World War II, the Fichtebunker is the only surviving structure of its type in Berlin. The steel dome of the structure inspired the radial design of 13 new apartments and gardens built into the roof. “Clearly most older urban rooftops are neglected – the sort of ‘junk space’ that Rem Koolhaas has written about,” says Jodidio. “But a combination of rising urban density, high land and construction costs, and interest in ecology have promoted and encouraged the use of areas, even when they are not visible from the ground.” (Credit: Cordia Schlegelmilch)