Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Translating whale sounds, embracing the ocean as a garden, and two carbon emission developments this week

Spanish Chef Ángel León Wants Us To View The Sea as a Garden Known in Spain as “el chef del mar” or “the chef of the sea,” Ángel León had encountered the seagrass known as Zostera marina countless times during his life, but in 2017 (the same year he won his third Michelin star at his restaurant, Aponiente), he decided to look at how it …

How to Book National Park Tickets Through Their New Reservation System

In the midst of the pandemic, several National Parks across the US saw a record number of visitors. To comply with safety measures then (and now) some of the most popular—including Acadia, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Yosemite—developed a ticketed system for day-use visitors. Reservations are either free or nominal ($2 to $6), but these passes are likely to disappear quickly. To navigate each park’s systems, …

Park Ranger Paints on Recovered Rubbish

Artist and Park Ranger Mariah Reading has made a habit out of repurposing trash she finds in areas she patrols. Using these found objects as a canvas, she’s depicted the setting sun, wildflowers, stone-covered shores, swimming sea lions, mountain ranges and more. She’s turned these into an Instagram post series called #LandscapesNotLandfills, which surprises with each entry. Details from nature follow the indents of a …