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A booth set up by the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on State Street during Earth Week. Photo by Michael Sievers, 1970.

The Trouble with the March for Science: A Conversation with Adam Rome

What if today’s climate activists acted more like the scientists who spoke out on the first Earth Day?

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Environmental Resentment on the Political Right

When is political resentment legitimate, and who gets to decide? Two recent books examine the emotional world of politics in rural Wisconsin and Louisiana.

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A photograph of Jedediah Purdy, taken by Brian Hamilton, March 2017.

Politics for a Maimed World: A Conversation with Jedediah Purdy

The acclaimed cultural critic and author of “After Nature” set off to explore the uncharted depths of the Anthropocene. But he found Thoreau there waiting for him.

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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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Can Socialism Save the Planet?

Twentieth-century socialist countries get a worse environmental rap than they deserve, and some social theorists are attempting to reinvigorate Marx for the Anthropocene. Here’s where they go wrong.

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An aerial view of Ocean City, Maryland, showing typical coastal development.

The First Green Developer

Charles E. Fraser built a South Carolina beach resort privileging environmental protection, leaving a complex legacy for conservation and development today.

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Edgy Stuff: February 2016 Recommendations

A special edition of our February 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board, honoring Black History Month.

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The Stories and Languages of Home: A Conversation with Robin W. Kimmerer

Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer speaks about indigenous knowledges, traditional science, and the stories and words that connect us to our nonhuman homes.

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The Shape of Hope

Fishing provides the opportunity to reconsider the grounds for hope in this time of the Anthropocene.

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Pictures Make History: West German Environmentalism from 1950 to 1990

Drawing helps an environmental historian make sense of changing ideas of nature in West Germany.

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