Posts Tagged: ecology

The Thread: American Garbage

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The molecules are valuable even if the plastic we see is not.

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Picking the Green Path: A Conversation with Ansley Simpson

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“The green path takes far more work to even recognize—it takes bushwhacking.”

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Monsters Are Fun: Talking with Clinton Crockett Peters

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Clinton Crockett Peters discusses his new book, PANDORA’S GARDEN.

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Seeking Terra Firma

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To truly know a land is to become it—to embody its storms in your bones, taste its dark soil beneath your nails, know the tangled history of the people who walked before you.

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Amy Benson

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Our American obsession with the personal and individual has made us the tremendous resource consumers we are in the world.

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What to Read When the President Decides It’s “Time to Exit Paris”

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Turn off the television and pick up a book. You’ll feel better for it, we promise.

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Museum Stories

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For Longreads, Jaime Green writes about the narrative styles employed in exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History. Green focuses on the work of one of the AMNH’s directors, Albert E. Parr, and his efforts to connect the science of the museum with the lives of its visitors: Rather than showing one isolated capsule, […]

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The Paradox of Growth As Good

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Martin Kirk writes for Aeon on the paradoxical connection between economic growth and eliminating poverty. Kirk illustrates that increasing the size of the economic pie, by spending the world’s finite resources, with no change in distribution to impoverished populations, will not only not eradicate poverty in the near future, but will only accelerate the depletion […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Jenny Johnson

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Poet Jenny Johnson discusses her forthcoming debut collection, In Full Velvet, phobias, courage, the dual consciousness of queer lovers, and what it means to belong.

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Technology as Ecology

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Suzanne Jacobs writes for Grist about the work of philosopher/technologist Koert van Mensvoort and his new project, the Next Nature Network. Mensvoort’s work seeks to redefine the human civilization’s relationship with nature, a distinctly modern relationship which Jacobs describes as:  …[a world] where wilderness no longer refers exclusively to those parts of the planet untouched […]

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Adapting to Eco-Futurism

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Ben Mauk interviews Pinar Yoldas for Guernica about her ecological-themed visual art, part of a style Yoldas has dubbed “eco-futurist” (rather than the more current trend of “cli-fi” art). Where some environmentally-conscious writing and art views humanity’s effects on nature as the end of an ecosystem, Yoldas uses the state of an ecosystem as a […]

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“This is What the Depression Sounded Like”

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Aldo Leopold, ecologist and author of Sand County Almanac took such detailed notes each morning from his back porch that researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison have created his “resurrected soundscape” with digital bird calls. “Leopold recognized that you can get a pretty good sense of land health by listening to the soundscape,” [wildlife ecology profesor Stan] Temple […]

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