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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Dying ships

Dying ships

These ships were abandoned over twenty years ago. Their owners left them to die after the Chernobyl disaster due to their high levels of radiation. One of the great ironies of the this particular tragedy is that many animals and trees are now doing considerably better in the Chernobyl region, than when the humans were there. General principle: When next nature fails, old nature makes its revival.

dying ship

dying ship

Via. See also: Where ships go to Die, Man made Sun.

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    the hanford nuclear reservation in washington state, u.s.a. is in a similar situation. since the area is off limits to what would be normal human traffic, it has become a de facto nature preserve. i’ve seen more wildlife on an hour boat trip through the hanford reach than i have in a lifetime lived only four hours away.