For the National Parks, a Reckoning

When it was established in 1916, the National Parks Service was meant to provide natural attractions to visitors. But in the 1960s, A. Starker Leopold wrote a report that would change the future of the parks, transforming it from a tourist hub to a leading agency for ecosystem science. Today, park rangers are the first responders to the effects of climate change, tasked with preserving a wilderness that is “no longer behaving like it’s supposed to.”

Source: Undark
Published: Sep 13, 2017
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)

In Defectors From the North, Doctors in South Korea Find Hope — and Data

A program tracking the health of North Korean refugees rests on the premise that someday, health care will once again be a shared responsibility.

Source: Undark
Published: Jun 20, 2017
Length: 22 minutes (5,660 words)