Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Conservationists and government wildlife agencies are working to restore small but important creatures to the state’s rivers and streams. Mussels and other mollusks help keep waterways clean, but their population has shrunk. They’ve been threatened by pollution, dams and a now dormant mussel shell industry.