land

Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17
Outer Limits

Reclaimed Land

Inside Colorado's Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a former Superfund site that embodies the painful past and uncertain future of nuclear cleanup in America.
Lauren Steele
10.28.17
Outer Limits

Are We the Last Generation to Experience the Outdoors as We Know it?

Welcome to OUTER LIMITS, a Motherboard series that goes inside the outdoors.
Brian Anderson
10.23.17
land rights

The Indian Government Is Displacing Indigenous People to Plant Trees

A misguided environmental law is threatening the lives of the people who have protected India's forests for centuries.
Gaurav Madan
6.9.17
national parks

‘The Land Is an Equalizer’: Indigenous Peoples Take Greater Role in Shaping Canada's National Parks

“We believe true reconciliation happens on the land.”
Jeremy Klaszus
3.10.17
water

The Dakota Access Water Protectors Were Leaving—Then Came Trump’s Order

After Trump's order greenlighting construction of the pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is ready to fight again.
Paul Spencer
1.24.17
land

Liberia’s Land Law Could Protect Forests, People and the Climate

The government is dragging their feet on the revolutionary Land Right's Act.
Gaurav Madan
8.31.16
Photos

Check Out These Beautiful Aerial Shots of a Centuries-Old Land Division System

Instagram user The Jefferson Grid captures individual square miles of the US.
Rachel Pick
8.19.15
brazil

How Drones Could Help an Indigenous Community Fight Mining and Deforestation

The Wapichana community in Guyana is learning to use the tech to monitor the local area.
Emiko Jozuka
5.20.15
Motherboard Blog

Hiking Up a Big Pile of Nuclear Waste in Weldon Springs, Missouri

Between 1940 and 1941, the US Army purchased 17,323 acres of land just outside of St. Louis, MO. On those acres happened to sit three towns, Hamburg, Howell, and Toonerville, all of which were evacuated over the course of a year. 700 people. The area...
Michael Byrne
10.4.12