Inside the collection site preserving the world’s biodiversity, hundreds of thousands of microbes, plant and animal cells at a time.
(Illustration by Hillary Bonhomme)
By Simran Sethi, The New Food Economy
March 9, 2018
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After experiencing multiple hurricanes, conservationist Ricardo Goenaga thought he was prepared: “I’ve been through Hugo, Georges, Hortense and then Irma—in an apartment where I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it to the next day. A few weeks later when Maria was coming in, I thought, ‘Maria cannot be much worse.’ But it was a totally different story. When the wind was hard, it was like a train coming right at us. Maria was relentless.”