The Friendship That Built a Forest
These lifelong friends have both encountered severe physical disabilities: Jia Haixia lost his eyesight in 2000; Jia Wenqi lost his arms as a child. But together, they’ve made it their mission to care for their community in an extraordinary way. Since 2002, they’ve planted more than 10,000 trees around the Yeli village, turning what was once a wasteland of cobblestones and sand into a verdant forest. ...
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- Editor’s Note
Issue 50: Lightning bugs, beating hearts, and golden spirals. /
- The Most Spectacular Firefly
We’re drawn to animals that shine their own light. For one, it’s a group effort. /
- Mysteries of a Beating Heart
We don’t really know how a heartbeat sparks to life. /
- The Eagle, the Shell, and the Sunflower
The Golden Spiral appears all over nature. /
- Bright Angels
“When I was growing up, / they were lightning bugs.” /
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