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Global Environmental Change in Indonesia: A Roundtable

Indonesian is known both for biodiversity and environmental degradation. This tension resonates with the stories we tell about global environmental change.

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What Eight Waves of Migration Can Tell Us About Human-Environment Relationships

Immigration is often driven by environmental change, and immigrants themselves often change the landscapes they come to inhabit when they arrive. Examining the geographic history of past immigrants and refugees can inform present debates.

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What Would States Look Like If They Made Sense?

A new interactive web map allows you to explore a reimagined geography of the United States based on socially connected commuter megaregions generated using big data.

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The Truthiness of Nature Films: A Review of Perrin and Cluzaud’s “Seasons”

The makers of “Winged Migration” return with a new film that challenges viewers’ expectations of authenticity in nature documentaries.

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Expressing Extinction: A Conversation with Anna Lehner

During this period of rapid political change, glass and Morse code provide mediums for reflection on the environment and extinction.

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Transparent Walls: The Work of Do Ho Suh

Four graduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison share their reflections on the work of Do Ho Suh.

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Faculty Favorites: Books for an Engaged Spring

Environmental scholars in the United States and Europe share the books they’re most excited about teaching this spring.

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The Surveyor’s Stone: Unearthing Hidden Markers of the American Landscape

Buried in the nineteenth century, stone markers continue to serve as the official, and often elusive, demarcation points of the Public Land Survey System.

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Playing With Fire in Indonesia’s Peatlands

Indonesia’s previously swampy forests have become unpredictable, fuel-rich fire traps.

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A Wisconsin and Southern locomotive engine passes in front of the Blount St. natural gas power plant in Madison, Wisconsin. A bicycle is parked in the foreground.

A Syllabus for Contextualizing Energy Policy Debates

Visions of the future of United States energy production cannot be understood without a good sense of the past. We’ve gathered some of the most helpful sources for thinking historically about energy.

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