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Damming God? Making Sense of the Plan to Fix Niagara Falls

Recent news of restoration work at Niagara Falls provides an opportunity to reflect on how symbolic American landscapes become meaningful despite constant change.

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Vocabularies for Technology, Nature, and the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Scott Kirsch

A conversation with geographer Scott Kirsch about what we mean when we talk about technology, and how we can understand the relationship between language and environmental and historical change.

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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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Chloroform and Butcher Birds: Violence in Late 19th-Century Children’s Literature

Children’s novels from the nature study movement contain strikingly violent episodes, a fact that pushes us to rethink our understanding of period environmental ethics.

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Tales from Planet Earth Returns to Explore Belief, Environment, and Social Justice

With the Tales from Planet Earth film festival only days away, its organizers explore the festival theme “belief” by highlighting what audiences can anticipate.

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Thinner atmosphere at Coors Park in Denver explains a higher-than-typical frequency of home runs.

Spitball Bearings: Baseball and the Unruly World

A starting lineup of moments in the environmental history of baseball.

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Leopard In A Box

What can a taxidermied leopard teach us about commemorating animals in an age of extinction?

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An Eye for Winter: In Praise of Local Beauty

What is there to love about winter in a frigid place like Wisconsin? Lots, if you’re willing to look.

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Photographing Urban Margins: Jennifer Colten’s “Wasteland Ecology”

Jennifer Colten’s photographs of wasteland environments challenge some of our deepest cultural values about nature and landscape.

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Bizarre Beauty… in the Background: Video Game Nature in Final Fantasy XII

Can playing video games encourage gamers to think differently about their relationships to the non-human world? A close study of Final Fantasy XII shows how video games represent nature—and argues for ways they could be improved from an environmentalist standpoint.

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