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Humility and Hubris: A Review of Luc Jacquet’s “Ice and the Sky”

Even with the impacts of the Anthropocene, it would be hubristic not to realize that ice and sky will far outlast anything so puny as humanity.

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Suburban Commuters, Urban Polluters

The migration of African Americans to cities and the rise of a commuter culture in the suburbs were shaped by one transformative technology: the automobile.

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A portrait of Dr. Tyrone Hayes. Photo by Brian Hamilton, February 17, 2017.

Learning from Einstein and Tupac: A Conversation with Tyrone Hayes

The biologist who became famous standing up to agribusiness reflects on the politics of science, getting mistaken for a conspiracy theorist, and the unexpected ways race and gender matter in the academy today.

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Life-sized diorama of ice age megafauna trapped in a salt lick at Big Bone Lick. Photo by the author.

Creationism, Mastodons, and Natural History in Kentucky

In northern Kentucky, conflicting stories about natural history mirror the religious and scientific debates of the late eighteenth century.

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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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U.S.-Mexico border fence near El Paso, Texas

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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