When Alyona Koshkina walks through the wild grasses of Kazakhstan’s vast plains in spring, she is overwhelmed by the life blooming around her.
- Chris Baraniuk
Migratory birds zip overhead through a sprawling sky, greenery shimmers, ocean-like in the breeze, and flowers dot the landscape with specks of purple, yellow, white and red.
“You have always this sound of wind in your ears,” she says. “It’s very open.” Koshkina, a researcher at the Association for the…