Curious about ecohorror? An ecocritic recommends classic, campy, and little-known films that play with our culture’s deepest fears about nature. A few of these creature features just might get under your skin—literally.
In this meditation on the pesticide Starlicide, a poet explores how human hubris leads us to control nature’s “nuisances” and how we fail to see their beauty.
Insects are going extinct at alarming rates. Curators at one of the country’s premier insect collections are working to slow that change.
Extinction stories have a flavor, and it tastes like melancholy. A new book asks what different narratives we could bring to the table.
The French composer Olivier Messaien attempted to reproduce the calls of 80 European birds in a three-hour piece for solo piano. Did he succeed?
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.
During this period of rapid political change, glass and Morse code provide mediums for reflection on the environment and extinction.
World-renowned herpetologist and naturalist Harry Greene discusses humanity’s “deep history” with snakes, empathy and embodiment in animal research, Pleistocene rewilding, natural history in education, and more.
April 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board . . . and a couple farewells.
Seven projects that help us to better sense—visualize, hear, count—ecological and social transformations in the “Age of Humans.”