February 28, 2020 Issue

Cover story World
We figured out how to tread more lightly on our planet, even as we become more numerous and prosperous, but very few people are aware that the apparently ironclad trade-off between human prosperity and the state of nature has been eased.
In Focus

Fighting Back

Mytilene, Greece Refugees and riot police on the Greek Island of Lesbos clashed on February 3. The asylum seekers were protesting against the terrible living conditions inside the Moria refugee camp—and long delays in asylum review procedures. Europe’s largest refugee camp, Moria is estimated to provide temporary shelter to some 20,000 asylum seekers who have come via boat across the Mediterranean Sea.
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS
Escape the crowds on El Camino on these alternative pilgrimages around the world. Follow in the footsteps of Buddhist monks in Japan or a revered Viking king in Scandinavia or seek a shaman's healing in ice-cold lagoons in Peru.