• Ethan Taswell

    starless nights

    on light pollution and how to see in the dark

    April 12, 2019
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    I saw stars, and I mean really saw stars, for the first time when I was 18 years old. And no, I’m not from New York City or Hong Kong or some other neon-lit “City That Never Sleeps,” but a suburb in Maryland where a cursory glance at a clear night sky reveals Orion’s belt, […]

    glaciers before they’re gone

    a hiker’s eulogy to 10,000 years of ice

    February 22, 2019
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    Te Moeka o Tuawe/Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand  Last Year, 28 percent melted Fox Glacier, a paradoxical drainage of ice some eight miles long, alights from the airy western slopes of New Zealand’s highest mountains (where it belongs), cedes to gravity, and allows itself to spill downward through valley and ravine […]