september2016

Edgy Stuff: National Parks Centennial Edition

The Edge Effects Editorial Board’s September recommendations feature content on the National Parks from around the web and beyond for the parks’ Centennial.

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Life after the Olympics: Housing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Far beyond the global spotlight of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, uneven housing policies have reconfigured the city’s social landscape.

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At the Confluence of Art and Science

Ecologists and artists work together to give voice to Wisconsin waterways while a social scientist observes their collaboration.

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Wisconsin’s John Muir: An Interview with Michael Edmonds

A traveling exhibit celebrates the life of John Muir and the centennial of the National Parks Service.

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Built to Last

How concrete changed perceptions of knowledge and labor in a modernizing society.

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A Park Service for Both Bison and Bombs

The centennial of the National Park Service offers a chance to reassess how we view natural and cultural landscapes.

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Finding Longleaf Pine in American History

Longleaf pine once covered 90 million acres in the southeastern U.S. What came after the felling of trees mattered to both people and the environment.

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August2016

Edgy Stuff: August 2016 Recommendations

August 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Review: Adam Trexler’s Anthropocene Fictions

A new book surveys 150 novels about climate change and makes the case for the virtues of cli-fi.

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Wasting Space: Composting for Change in New York

A compost organization in New York City offers up an alternative vision of urban green space and waste labor.

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