The Middle of Everywhere
Samia Madwar | Up Here
“When Alestine Andrew flies from Norman Wells to Inuvik, NWT [Northwest Territories], she looks out the window to watch the hills, valleys, rivers and lakes below her. To most passengers, the features appear as little more than a sprawling, natural canvas. To Andre, it’s like looking at a familiar cityscape from above. She can point out specific spots and tell stories about each of them.
‘I know exactly where those places are,’ she says. ‘I’ll remember crossing a creek there and having to cut down 10 trees so we could make a bridge to cross.’ And that might be a 20-year-old memory.”
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Meet the Brazilian Woman Fighting Zika By Dumping Thousands of Mutant Mosquitoes Out of a Van
Dan Vergano | Buzzfeed
“As [Cecilia] Kosmann, a field trial supervisor with Oxitec, put it: ‘We’re fighting mosquitoes with more mosquitoes.’”
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Where the Dead Don’t Count
Selam Gebrekidan and Allison Martell | Reuters
“Lucky sat atop a pile of supplies, hanging onto a post with his feet dangling over the side. He knew the driver would not stop if anyone fell off. He was parched and hungry. The sand that sprayed up from under the truck’s tyres stung his eyes. For three days they drove, stopping occasionally to refuel and drink their water.