Farim Salt

Between November and May, the salt harvesters of Farim gather by the dry riverbed of the receding Cacheu river, hunched over the soil, collecting it from around the mangroves. The long, exhausting, and largely women-led labor of making salt untouched by machines, using techniques learned over generations, has begun. The Cacheu, Continue Reading

Beware a glacier’s tongue

Glaciers extending into freshwater lakes can form long, submerged terraces that menacingly rise above the surface when icy chunks fall into the water. By using underwater sonar, researchers have found that a glacier jutting into a freshwater lake in southern Chile looks different underwater compared to ocean-bound glaciers in Greenland. Continue Reading