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Myth and Reality in the Outback
This week’s Australia Letter brings you on a visual journey through Australia’s interior, and more must-see visual projects from The New York Times. Plus: Noosa.
Democratizing the Sky: Drones in Visual Journalism
Josh Haner flew his first drone around his living room. Since then, he has shot award-winning video and stills in China and elsewhere, showing not just new vistas, but also new ways of storytelling.
Killing of a Young Woman Grips Iceland
A nation where killings are rare was transfixed by the mystery of a young woman’s disappearance and shaken when her body turned up on a beach.
Cold Tolerance Among Inuit May Come From Extinct Human Relatives
Gene variants that might give Inuit in Greenland more heat-generating fat matches up with DNA found in Denisovans, an extinct group of ancient humans.
Canada and Denmark Fight Over Island With Whisky and Schnapps
A spirited dispute has lasted since 1984, with one side leaving a bottle of liquor on Hans Island that is later replaced by the other side with its own bottle.
Remembering Gordon Hamilton – An Edge-Pushing Prober of Eroding Ice
The death of a prominent glaciologist in Antarctica illustrates how edge-pushing science sometimes poses existential risks.
World’s Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland
The find, thought to be layers of sediment packed together by microbial communities living in shallow water, could alter our understanding of how life evolved.
How a North Pole Chat with Readers Led to an Online Sustainability Quest
How a reader Q&A during a reporting trip to the North Pole sea ice started a journalist’s journey into online inquiry on climate change and other “wicked” problems.
1941: Roosevelt Takes Steps to Head Off Hitler
From the International Herald Tribune archives: Greenland is placed under the protection of the United States in 1941.
Greenland’s Endless (for Now) Landscape
The seemingly endless and frozen landscapes around Greenland’s indigenous villages are vanishing and with them, a way of life.
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