California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought—in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are being rationed or shut off completely.
The advent of the summer means all manner of boisterous parades through the streets of American towns and cities, not least of which includes New York City, home to some of the loudest and the proudest. Near the top of that list is NYC’s passionate Puerto Rican community who take the streets one day every June to express the pride of their heritage and strength of community.
In the Internet age, it’s easy to tell yourself you’ve seen it all. But while you’ve probably consumed a lifetime’s worth of cat videos, explosion gifs, and Hitler-vs-dinosaur action sequences at this point, the natural world’s still got plenty of surprises in store.