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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Review: A cast of 87 sounds a climate change alarm.

Review: A Cast of 87 Sounds a Climate Change Alarm

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Scientists jam with musicians, artists to stir public passion for nature.

By Megan Rowling

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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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Shedd unveils 1,600-pound seahorse sculpture made from ocean garbage.

The newest creature at Shedd Aquarium is a piece of garbage – a lot of garbage.

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With materials scarce, Cuban designers master recycling chic.

HAVANA (Reuters) - Olaff Alejo's salt lamps are eerily beautiful and designed to purify the air.

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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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Nature and human nature intersect in a crowdsourced exhibition.

At the Wellcome Collection's mischievous exhibition of "modern nature", author Boyd Tonkin detects an abiding respect for the non-human world

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