Tag: Scale

Sorting It Out: Sustainability in Higher Education

guestauth0r , November 15th, 2021

by Kathy Zhang In May of 2021, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a combined degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Art. I…

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When Deep Time Becomes Shallow: Knowing Nuclear Waste Risk Ethnographically

guestauth0r , March 9th, 2017

When reflecting on these intertwined day-to-day, multi-decade, centurial, and multi-millennial horizons of nuclear waste risk all at the same time, a different set of sensibilities emerges. Namely, it…

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Dipesh Chakrabarty: Climate Change and Scales of Environment

Anthropocene Adjustments: Discarding the Technosphere

Alex Zahara , May 26th, 2016

The technosphere refers to a new layer on the planet made up of “the interlinked set of communication, transportation, bureaucratic and other systems that act to metabolize fossil…

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Municipal versus Industrial Waste: Questioning the 3-97 ratio

Max Liboiron , March 2nd, 2016

We do not have an idea of the quantity of non-household solid waste produced in North America. When we do have ideas of (sub)quantities, we do not have…

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Article Alert! Redefining pollution and action: The matter of plastics

Josh Lepawsky , January 19th, 2016

From the specific case of marine plastics, Liboiron’s paper offers a more general point that those of us who study discards need to remember to take seriously: How…

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The Ocean Conservatory’s Call for Mass Incineration in Asia: Disposability for Profit, Fantasies of Containment, & Colonialism

Max Liboiron , October 3rd, 2015

The Ocean Conservatory would like to burn 80% of the waste in coastal Asia with US-made incinerators. According to a wide range of experts and grassroots organizations from…

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LA’s Shade Balls: The ecological costs of plastics in water

Max Liboiron , August 16th, 2015

Putting 20,000 black plastic balls in water after people have been warned against throwing plastic into waterways has sparked a number of questions. Our plastic expert talks about…

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Aligned Anxieties: Rethinking Critiques of the Internet through the Anxieties of Web Professionals

Angela VandenBroek , April 20th, 2015

The following is a paper I gave at the 2015 Theorizing the Web Conference on April 18. Below you will find: my presentation with audio, the video of the…

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