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9,200 unknown tree species, a watery grave for the ISS, the UK's first queer museum and more from around the web

A Studio Residency For Formerly Incarcerated Artists at the World Trade Center This Spring, Silver Art Projects—a non-profit organization that supports overlooked artists—will open applications for its third round of year-long residencies, offering studio space at the World Trade Center, stipends and mentorships for disadvantaged artists. A quarter of the creatives chosen will be formerly incarcerated people. “It just made sense to bring in formerly …

Nearly 9,200 Tree Species Have Yet to be Discovered

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that there are roughly 73,000 types of trees on Earth and an estimated 9,200 of them are still undiscovered. A third of these unknown species are likely to be rare or endangered due to climate change. Combining data sources from the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative and TREECHANGE, researchers created the world’s …

Tiny Community Forests Emerge in Cities

Across Europe, as well as in India and other countries, communities—and organizations like IVN Nature Education in The Netherlands—have been developing basketball-court-sized native forests. On a small scale, these are “hyperlocal responses to large-scale environmental challenges,” according to National Geographic. But these areas also provide a patch of peace and serenity that bring nature closer to children in cities. They offer shade and even attract …