Fall 2017 Contents

An illustration shows Mercy Ngaruiya, known as Mama Mercy, surrounded by African wildlife and vegetation.
Nature and humanity coexist, confoundingly at times, cheek by jowl in Kenya. Its major highway bisects Tsavo National Park, the country’s largest national park. Some 150,000 people live here among migrating zebra, giraffe, and antelopes, as well as lions, elephants, and buffalo.More
An illustration of a pink butterly
Can we all think for a moment about the climate activists and environmentalists? On June 1, they watched the president of the United States announce his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.More
A photo of Lake Waban with tiger lilies in the foreground and Galen Stone Tower in the background.
Wellesley is undertaking an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint and engage with its beautiful campus in new ways—and has named 2017–18 the Year of Sustainability.More
A view of Lake Baikal in Siberia.
For almost 20 years, Marianne Moore, Thomas Hodge, and their students have been voluntarily exiling themselves to Siberia to study Lake Baikal, both scientifically and culturally.More