the lower ninth ward in new orleans gives new meaning to the term ‘urban growth’ . . .
Aspen’s Annual July Fourth Fireworks Show Cancelled due to wildfire threat, Drones in the plans . . .      Aspen’s Fourth of July drone show canceled due to wildfire smoke . . .      Aspen’s rescheduled Fourth of July drone show again canceled . . .
Superhero of the Sea: Does This Little Jellyfish Live Forever? . . .
Study finds Teflon chemical in newborns’ umbilical cords . . .
french scientists hopping mad over gm rabbit . . .
does bunny art glow too far? . . .
Destroying a way of life to save Louisiana . . .
if alba is a monster, so are we all . . .
DuPont vs. the World: Chemical Giant Covered Up Health Risks of Teflon Contamination Across Globe . . .
Louisiana has a wild plan to save itself from Global warming . . .
Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First . . .
mysterious plague causes starfish to rip off their arms—and scientists don’t know why . . .
Oil Industry faces litigation worth billions in Louisiana . . .
one small hop for alba, one large hop for mankind . . .
Oil and gas is the fabric of your town . . .
mystery as millions of starfish wash up dead on west coast . . .
THE FORT BRAGG CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED TO LET OUR MAGNIFICENT GLASS BEACHES JUST DISAPPEAR! . . .
Does Meat have to come from animals? Not Anymore . . .
Largest gas leak in history taking place in Los Angeles County . . .

Second Nature

From the author of Losing Earth, a beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world that points the way to a new mode of ecological writing.

We live at a time in which scientists race to reanimate extinct beasts, our most essential ecosystems require monumental engineering projects to survive, chicken breasts grow in test tubes, and multinational corporations conspire to poison the blood of every living creature. No rock, leaf, or cubic foot of air on Earth has escaped humanity’s clumsy signature. The old distinctions—between natural and artificial, dystopia and utopia, science fiction and science fact—have blurred, losing all meaning. We inhabit an uncanny landscape of our own creation.

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Losing Earth: A Recent History (MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award, and a winner of awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the American Institute of Physics. He is also the author of the novels King Zeno (MCD/FSG, 2018); Odds Against Tomorrow (FSG, 2013); and The Mayor’s Tongue (Riverhead, 2008). Rich’s short fiction has been published by McSweeney’sEsquireVice, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The American Scholar; he was awarded the 2017 Emily Clark Balch Prize for Fiction and is a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award for Fiction.