Tag: natural disasters

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…


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Have Some Mental Health: The Black Summer Bushfires, COVID-19, and the Governance of Psychic Retreat

colinhoag , May 5th, 2020


By Aaron Neiman, Stanford University § Introduction: Hard to Process The events of the recent past have felt increasingly difficult to process. It is a sentiment that one…


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“CCC” – corona, climate change and conspiracy in the Yamal tundra

fstammle , April 8th, 2020


I have been doing fieldwork with Yamal Nenets reindeer herders for more than 20 years now, and have noticed this year a change in their perception of the…


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Is Uncertainty a Useful Concept? Tracking Environmental Damage in the Lao Hydropower Industry

jwhitington , July 31st, 2018


The collapse last week of a major hydropower dam in southern Laos, the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy, as a tropical storm dumped an unknown, but massive, volume of water into…


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Hurricane Bomb

colinhoag , February 6th, 2018


By Rosa E. Ficek, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey § Nobody went outside. The outside world did not exist. There was no internet or television. The power had gone…


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Problems of gigantic reindeer slaughter plan for Yamal-Nenets nomads

fstammle , September 22nd, 2016


The recent announcement by the Yamal government to artificially reduce the number of reindeer in the Yamal-Nenets Okrug by a quarter of a million animals has caused a…


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