Animating the Antarctic in the Motor City

Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director and CEO Ron Kagan last visited Antarctica in February of this year. His affection for the Antarctic is evident when he describes the scale of the continent. “Icebergs can be…

The Good Ship Impact

Fathom is a measure of the depth of water and, appropriately enough, a verb meaning to understand a difficult problem after much thought. In the context of this story it is also a new business…

Down at Bean’s Cafe

In 1978, professor Lynn Ballew moved to Anchorage, Alaska with her daughter Leesie, nicknamed “Bean.” Touched by so many in need of food and housing, she reached out to the local community to start a…

Nepal Now

April’s earthquake in Nepal displaced an estimated 2.8 million people in its devastating wake. The 7.8-magnitude temblor tragically took the lives of some 8,500 people. Millions in aid poured in from nations around the world,…