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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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ecology
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48 results
Reading
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Reading / society
The Queen of Backyard Games
The Queen of Backyard Games
Reading / society

What does it mean to be a witch in 21st-century Europe? Our new cross-border reportage tries to answer this question by looking for the granddaughters of the witches that Europe was never able to burn. The heroes of the final part include the Kraków-based artist and activist Cecylia Malik.

Ada Petriczko

Reading / science
A Marriage of Glaciers
A Marriage of Glaciers
Reading / science

In the high-altitude region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, local villagers have devised a novel solution to water scarcity – grafting their own glaciers.

Klaudia Khan

Magazine / society
Work With Your Green Fingers
Work With Your Green Fingers
Magazine / society

Our writer is back at Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland, where Farmer Mietek explains to her the best work ethic.

Berenika Steinberg

Magazine / science
Good Job, Mr Beaver
Good Job, Mr Beaver
Magazine / science

Beavers are remarkable creatures. Not only are their unique teeth a beautiful feat of nature, but they also play an important ecological role.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / culture
Loss Is Such a Useless Word
Loss Is Such a Useless Word
Magazine / culture

American poet Forrest Gander talks about the climate, the role of poetry, and where we can find hope.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / science
What Comes After the Flood?
What Comes After the Flood?
Magazine / science

Marcin Popkiewicz, co-founder of a Polish climate science portal, talks about ecotourism, the fight against disinformation, and a possible future world.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Reading / science
A Bird’s-Eye View on Biebrza and Narew
A Bird’s-Eye View on Biebrza and Narew
Reading / science

The Biebrza Wetlands are a grand monument to nature: one of the very few in Europe and comparable to the Pripet Marshes in Belarus, or the Danube Delta in Romania.

Reading / science
It’s Okay to Panic!
It’s Okay to Panic!
Reading / science

Jonathan L. Ramsey’s latest documentary “It’s Okay to Panic” deals with the global climate crisis – and the seemingly marginalized voice of experts therein.

Anna Tatarska

Reading / science
All the Colours of Biebrza
All the Colours of Biebrza
Reading / science

Earlier in April, the marshes of the Biebrza Valley and Wetlands started to burn. The wildfire has devastated the flora and fauna of Poland’s largest national park – and it’s only the beginning.

Jędrzej Wojnar

Reading / science
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say?
Reading / science

American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Gordon Hempton

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