What does it mean for a landscape to be pristine? Ande Peersen reflects on her love of the outdoors and her work for the U.S. Forest Service to interrogate the nature–culture divide.
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Walking through the Baytown Nature Center near Houston, Texas, Gardiner Brown traces how this wildlife sanctuary is enmeshed with the local petrochemical industry and makes a case for imperfect restoration.
Developing a theory of kink ecology, Madeleine Bavley imagines a more pleasurable future for the environmental movement.
Chelsea Fisher follows the entangled histories of iron and paper in a second-growth forest.
Micaela Edelson reveals the often hidden health costs of pesticide exposure to migrant farmworkers in the United States.
Amelia Carter maps the shifting geography and queer ecologies of a popular gay resort spot.
The Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches and tourist spots, but it has increasingly become a dumping ground for the world’s unmanaged garbage. Ysabel Muñoz Martínez charts how “wastescapes” are proliferating in the Anthropocene.
Kangatarianism is a growing food movement in Australia that purports to be more ethical and climate-conscious than other meat-eating practices. Sophie Chao uncovers the politics of “eating roo” in an age of climate change.