National Geographic : 2016 Mar
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY march 2016 • vol. 229 • no. 3 124 Proof | Tsunami Memories Survivors of Japan’s 2011 tsunami pose amid remnants of their flooded-out lives. By Jeremy Berlin Photographs by Alejandro Chaskielberg Corrections and Clarifications Go to ngm.com/more. On the Cover The large amount of U.S . food that’s wasted includes produce that is “perfectly edible even if it’s less cosmetically attractive,” says the Natural Resources Defense Council. Photo by Hans Gissinger 102 The Other Iraq Kurds in northern Iraq have created an oasis of prosperity and peace. Will ISIS destroy it? By Neil Shea Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev 56 The Cold Rush With howling winds and subzero temperatures, even a melting Arctic is a brutal place to work. By Joel K. Bourne, Jr. Photographs by Evgenia Arbugaeva 30 Waste Not, Want Not About a third of the planet’s food goes to waste—some because it’s not picture-perfect. By Elizabeth Royte Photographs by Brian Finke 82 Return of the Seychelles Ecological restoration gives nature a second chance in this Indian Ocean island nation. By Kennedy Warne Photographs by Thomas P. Peschak To escape the fierce tropical sun on the Seychelles atoll of Aldabra, giant tor- toises take shelter under any available foliage, in layers if necessary.