A generation ago, a Soviet dam drained the Aral Sea. Can a new dam reclaim it? A video companion to the Fall 2011 issue of VQR, by Nadia Shira Cohen and Paulo Siqueira.
Released to coincide with the Fall 2011 issue of VQR, Maisie Crow's original short film introduces us to the city of Slavutych and its residents—survivors of the Chernobyl disaster and the workers still dismantling the plant.
By giving the responsibility to self-manage the industry to multi-generational fishing families, Maine has ensured that lobster fishing is performed by small, personal operations with the incentive, in a region with few other economies, to carefully manage the fishery. But few have considered what all the consequences of self-management might be.
The image of Canada as an untouched pristine wilderness is a myth. In the world of mining, it is a land of giants—home to massive deposits of almost every mineral and metal bought and sold on commodity markets throughout the world, a global leader in extraction and processing. Nickel, copper, silver, zinc, cobalt, rare earth metals, and the list goes on. Louie Palu describes his twelve years of photographing the mines and mining towns of the Golden Triangle of the Canadian Shield—a hard rock mining Mecca stretching from Val-d’Or in Quebec, west to Timmins in Ontario, and south to Sudbury. Read more in our Fall 2010 issue.