In the Russian republic of Kalmykia, the encroaching desert has transformed the landscape. “Nature,” one farmer said, “is forcing us to leave.”
A program to vaccinate homebound older people was put on hold while the one-shot vaccine was paused.
Israel suspended a decision to annex a section of the territory last year, but its military still exerts tight control over Palestinians in the area.
“Living Smoke” was scheduled for April but the California venue withdrew after an activist said the colorful smoke display could harm the environment.
Marsibil Erlendsdottir runs a farm and provides weather reports from a remote outpost in eastern Iceland. The job requires vigilance and an unfailing resolve.
Properly celebrating Tabaski, as Eid al-Adha is known in Senegal, requires a sacrificial sheep. Coronavirus restrictions have made the animals more expensive, putting them out of reach of many.
In a remote area of Maine, the Wakeman family maintains the traditions of island shepherding, the cycles of which have been largely unchanged for centuries.
The coronavirus has thwarted summertime fairs, a tradition for youngsters who work on farms all year for their moment in the ring.
The pandemic has laid bare the instability of the industrialized food chain.
It’s the virus-era version of the perpetual yule log — a six-hour loop of grazing livestock that provides soothing balm to the shut-in.