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Heritage out of Control: Don’t trash my holocaust

Anne Berg , January 25th, 2022

It was an ordinary, unseasonably cool, summer day in a sleepy town just forty minutes outside of Berlin. Oranienburg once was home to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, one of…

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Heritage out of Control: Today’s utopia tomorrow’s waste?

Fouad Asfour , January 24th, 2022

Exploring how beliefs and spiritual dimensions of inequality turn today’s realities of waste into future heritage and (invisible) monuments Cite this article as: Fouad Asfour. January, 2022. ‘Herita…

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Images of Loss: Mapping the Future Coast

Chitra , January 7th, 2022

By Sheehan Moore, CUNY § Ten miles south of New Orleans, on the West Bank of the Mississippi, the trees flanking both sides of Highway 3134 stop abruptly. A…


What a Shipwreck’s Tree Rings Reveal

Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Aoife Daly, and Marta Domínguez Delmás , January 6th, 2022

Tree rings in a cross section of an oak hull plank from the ship Batavia, which sank in 1629, hold clues to the 17th-century timber trade in Europe….


The Last Wild Lions of Europe

Katarina Zimmer , January 4th, 2022

In this ornament found in Mycenae, Greece, lions leap upon their prey. Nancy Thomas Once upon a time, people near the valley of Nemea in southern Greece lived…


A Window on Humanity’s Turbulent 2021

Nicola Jones , December 16th, 2021

[no-caption] John Finney Photography/Getty Images Amid forest fires, the storming of the U.S. Capitol, private space flights and more, 2021 saw the pandemic bed in. Each time it…


Overcooling of offices reveals gender inequity in thermal comfort

Stefano Schiavon , December 9th, 2021

Our appetite for cooling is growing — air conditioning represents the fastest-growing source of energy use in buildings, with cooling energy tripling between 1990 and 2016. In our…

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When Carbon Credits Drive People From Their Homes

Blanca Begert , December 9th, 2021

A sign inside the Alto Mayo Protected Forest promotes “conservation agreements that change lives,” including ecotourism and sustainable coffee. Blanca Begert The Mayo River begins in the …


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john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

I get the occasional cold call from secondary school students and always try to respond with some things that are expected and some unexpected. They might miss the…


Book Review: Veganism: Politics, Practice and Theory by Eva Haifa Giraud

Rose Deller , November 17th, 2021

In Veganism: Politics, Practice and Theory, Eva Haifa Giraud examines current vegan practice to unpack the emerging and complex forces at play for the vegan movement. The book’s navigation of…

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The Sisters of Loretto Share a Kinship With the Earth

Jeffrey Shenton , November 11th, 2021

The Sisters of Loretto, a women’s religious community, prioritize environmental stewardship at their working farm in rural Kentucky. Cody Rakes This month, global delegates have been gath…


5 Questions About Eating Like a Human

Daniel Salas , November 9th, 2021

In this free live event, SAPIENS Media and Public Outreach Fellow Yoli Ngandali asks archaeologist, primitive technologist, and chef Bill Schindler about his new book, Eat Like a…


We All Live on Permafrost

Susan Alexandra Crate , November 2nd, 2021

Indigenous Sakha communities in Siberia raise a rare native horse breed that can survive the extreme cold. Susan Alexandra Crate One of the most distinct memories from my…


Adapt or Abandon? Hard Choices in the Himalayas

T.V. Padma , October 27th, 2021

The Loba tribespeople living in the village of Dhe in Nepal are increasingly abandoning their homes as climate change transforms the landscape. Taylor Weidman/LightRocket/Getty Images On …


Allying With Parasites to Fight Industrial Oil Palm

Sophie Chao , October 19th, 2021

A Ganoderma fungus epidemic attacks oil palm trees at a plantation in Indonesian-controlled West Papua. Sophie Chao In October 2019, I traveled through an oil palm monocrop with…


What Drove Homo Erectus Out of Africa?

Josie Glausiusz , October 14th, 2021

The ‘Ubeidiya site today is an expanse of grasses. Concealed from this view are slabs of fossilized pebbly clay, a source of ancient finds that have helped scholars…


Did an Asteroid Shape This Famous Biblical Story?

Christopher R. Moore , October 13th, 2021

Ancient ruins show the cosmic impact’s destruction layer about midway down exposed walls. Phil Silvia This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished un…


Lessons From Mars—and Jamaica—on Sovereignty

Kimberley D. McKinson , September 21st, 2021

Maroons of the Sovereign State of Accompong make their home in mountainous Cockpit Country in Jamaica. Ted Eubanks On February 15, in the darkness and silence of outer…


These Unheralded Workers Are Helping Prevent the Next Wildfire

Salvador Zárate , September 15th, 2021

The author’s late father, Juan Zárate (left), leads a weed abatement crew in Orange County, California. Jon Anderson/Orange County Weed Abatement Program A few months after the wildfire…


Will Bog Archaeology Fade Away?

Nathaniel Scharping , August 31st, 2021

Archaeologists excavate a bog in Hatfield Moors, England, to uncover Late Stone Age structures. Henry Chapman In the southernmost tip of Sweden, just over an hour from neighboring…


Climate Migrants Are on the Move—And the U.S. Needs Their Help

Emily Yates-Doerr , August 24th, 2021

Farmworkers till soil during this summer’s record-breaking heat wave in Oregon. Nathan Howard/AP Photo Content Warning: The materials presented below contain details of racism and violent…


What Indigenous Languages Reveal About Bear Genetics

Gloria Dickie , August 18th, 2021

[no-caption] Alh1/Flickr This article was originally published at Hakai Magazine and has been republished with permission. Along the central coast of British Columbia, grizzly bears go by…


Stop Calling the Aleutians Pristine

Ariel Taivalkoski , August 10th, 2021

Most of the Aleutian Islands are today unpopulated. Ariel Taivalkoski The Aleutian Islands, which stretch 1,100 miles across the Bering Sea from the Alaska Peninsula, are commonly describ…


What Do Goats and Wars Have to Do With Glacier Loss?

Karine Gagné , August 3rd, 2021

A local guide stands near Shali Kangri glacier in the Ladakh region of the Indian Himalayas. Hélène Lapierre-Messier For scientists, the layers of ice that make up glaciers…