This piece by Bruno Werneck shows a swarm of Scum ships. The Scum are a faction of nomads with a strong libertarian streak and a fascination with body modifications. Scum barges are large colony ships that have been retasked as wandering black markets, traveling from habitat to habitat. They are typically accompanied by a swarm of smaller spacecraft. Click for a larger version.
The Earth is in the midst of it's sixth mass extinction period: 50% of all species dying out.
"The current extinction event is due to human activity, paving the planet, creating pollution, many of the things that we are doing today,"
Go humans. Rah team.
obEP: Researchers send hired scavengers down to a dangerous ruined Earth to retrieve genetic samples of lost Terran plant or animal life.
If you've ever wondered how we do things internally at Catalyst, Adam has a post covering how we handle internal communications as a virtual office on the Shadowrun blog.
I would also add that we use some internal forums and wikis for our freelancers, allowing them to discuss things as a group and share information.