Any survey of the Canary Islands’ soundscape must begin, not with the Islands’ wonderful musical traditions, but with the Silbo Gomero, the world’s only whistled language, which is structurally identical with Castilian Spanish, but replaces the spoken language’s vowels and consonants with whistled sounds. These sounds are differentiated by their pitch and continuity, and there […]
Good news is rare. Here you go: In a “victory for the Arctic,” a federal appeals court Wednesday ruled in favor of a coalition of native and environmental groups who had challenged the U.S. government’s opening of millions of acres in the Chukchi Sea to oil and gas development. The ruling deals a blow to […]
Edelweiss, edelweiss — Every morning you greet me.