All posts tagged Animals

A portrait of the writer William deBuys. Photo by Ben Moscona.

Hunting a Unicorn: A Conversation with William deBuys

The preeminent environmental writer and conservationist ventures into the mountains of Laos to find one of Earth’s rarest creatures and returns believing well-crafted narratives showcasing the beauty of nature can help to fight the Sixth Extinction.

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Crying Dugongs and Ocean Encounters in Southeast Asia

Stories of the dugong, a cousin of the manatee, offer important insight into human-nature encounters in the waters of Southeast Asia.

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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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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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An abandoned building, beginning to fall down, next to an overgrown vacant lot in Baltimore. Photo by Dawn Biehler, 2016.

The Itchy Ecology of Segregation: A Conversation with Dawn Biehler

For many of us, mosquitos are an annoying fact of life in the summer. But for Dawn Biehler, they are also a symptom of social inequality.

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Turning Toward

A writer’s poignant reflections on care and healing. What might happen if we all turned toward, instead of away?

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Edgy Stuff: November 2016 Recommendations

November 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Building an Arctic Atlas

A team from Audubon Alaska designs ecological maps to make us rethink our place in the arctic.

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Only Male Birds Sing

When a long-dominant theory about sexual selection’s role in the evolution of bird song is corrected, what happens to conventional ideas about the sex of singing birds?

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May 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: May 2016 Recommendations

May 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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