Karla Schwierz

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Inside the Looming Food Crisis

Extreme weather, booming populations make building the food supply a challenge.<p>We don't worry much about food, especially when it is plentiful and cheap. Only when prices rise do we we pay much attention to any potential problems with the food supply. In the United States food has been relatively …

Dancing Fishermen Myanmar

Wildlife<p>The Dance of the Inle Lake Fishermen. When I shot this recently in Myanmar I thought if they were doing this kind of fishing on a lake in the States, people would buy a ticket to watch the performance. These fishermen have turned their craft into an art form. Like many traditional …

West Antarctica Glaciers Collapsing, Adding to Sea-Level Rise

Scientists warn that the Thwaites glacier is sliding into the ocean.<p>A massive glacier system in West Antarctica has started collapsing because of global warming and will contribute to significant worldwide sea-level rise, two teams of scientists warn in a pair of major studies released …

Inside Linkin Park’s Heavy New Album: ‘We Need to Weed Out the Emo’

One day, when Linkin Park rapper and multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda was working on the follow-up to their 2012 record <i>Living Things —</i> an album …

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Kurt Cobain: A Look Back in Pictures

Kurt Cobain Tributes: Living in Nirvana

Dave Grohl<p><b>Novoselic, Grohl and the Bad Communicator</b><p>Recently I found a letter that Kurt sent me in 1992. It's the one thing I would be heartbroken if …

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Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

Early Monsoon Rains Flood Northern India

The annual monsoon rains have come heavy and early to India, swelling the Ganges, India's longest river, sweeping away houses, stranding thousands, and and killing more than 100 so far. Record downpours fell in Uttarakhand state, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, causing mudslides and …

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

Filipino Fishermen Improvise Refrigerator Boats

After losing their boats and houses in Super Typhoon Haiyan, fishermen from a destroyed village in Tanauan started building two-seated boats out of abandoned refrigerators and wood. Fisherman Jimmy Obaldo got the idea for the first boat from his children, and soon others followed his lead. These …

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The Best of Romantic Ireland

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers jaw-dropping sea views, …

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Where Global Warming Went: Into the Pacific

Stronger trade winds bury "missing" heat under the surface, study says.<p>A lot of the energy from global warming has been hiding lately under the surface of the Pacific Ocean—and in the future it will come back out in a burst of heat, a new study concludes.<p>The study published in <i>Nature Climate Change</i> …