Into the ice: humans get closer to nature – in pictures.

From log trails to lava houses, from mud baths to melting glaciers, US photographer Lucas Foglia explores our relationship with the natural world in his new book Human Nature.

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Exhibit brings the hard lessons of the petrochemical industry home

What do Louisiana and western Pennsylvania have in common? For one, an industry that for better or for worse inspires art.

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A man on an eco-mission in mixed media.

Last year at the Telluride Film Festival, the artist Justin Brice Guariglia fell into conversation with a stranger.

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These artists are trying to make climate change visceral.

Climate change data has its problems: It is often lofty and complicated, hard to digest, and even harder to conjure into feelings of urgency. But artists are stepping in to marry data with their crafts, bridging the gap between scientific information and human connection. Recognizing that people often act by heart rather than logic, these ten artists aim to help viewers understand the data while developing an emotional attachment that convinces them to do something about it—now.

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Cambodian school made of rubbish.

Adorned with colorful, used plastic spoons and bottle caps is the gate of a school made almost entirely from trash. As in actual, real trash. Known as Coconut School, it is located in Roneah Village on Koh Dach (Silk Island), Cambodia, and is the brainchild of socially and environmentally-minded Ouk Vanday.

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An African architect’s profound message about climate change, built under a tree in London.

For the first time, an African architect has designed London’s prestigious Serpentine Pavilion. This year, Francis Kéré will take center stage in what has become a global architectural and design event. The Burkinabe architect plans to use the pavilion as a platform to discuss the impact of climate change and humanity’s communal responsibility to preserve the natural environment.

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Ghost nets: The remote town turning death-trap debris into world-class art.

On the outskirts of the Aboriginal town of Pormpuraaw – beyond the scented frangipani trees, the rows of bungalows, and the lush tropical greenery – is a mountainous rubbish tip. Locals have their own name for it: Bunnings.

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How air pollution is being turned into ink.

Anirudh Sharma was at a conference in India when he noticed black particles accumulating on his white shirt. The specks settling on him were from pollution in the surrounding air.

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Bringing scientific data to life through art.

Bringing Scientific Data to Life through Art: Jill Pelto constructs effective ways to communicate science through art

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