More Bridges Will Collapse

The collapse of a bridge and a pier in Europe are the latest examples of the decline of infrastructure—as an idea as much as a set of physical facilities and services.

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Mike, a Southern Resident killer whale
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What a Grieving Orca Tells Us

People know a famous community of killer whales as individuals, with their own names, families, and personalities—which has made their woes even harder to take.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain once said that writing for The Atlantic offered him “perfect serenity.”

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