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Earthrise

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On December 6, 2018

Fifty years ago, it felt like humans were going to take saving the planet seriously. We made great progress. Unfortunately, bad presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Kindly Old Moderate George Bush wen

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Cleaning Up the Cuyahoga

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On November 18, 2018
In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire. This was hardly the first time. It had happened several times actually. In fact, it was so not notable that there are no known images of the fire. It was too commonplace. But nationally, thanks to a Time article about it, it became a huge […]
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The field of environmental history, especially that of the United States, has long had a problem: its practitioners are overwhelmingly white males. This has long caused a lot of consternation and conversation, but it hasn’t really changed the field much. There is a panel about this just about every year, but the need for such […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On September 19, 2018
Here’s a “fun” visualization of seven species whose numbers are so low that they could all theoretically fit in a train car. Good job humans. And especially good job capitalism for bringing the entirety of the world’s resources into an integrated global system based on inequality that helps put the most pressure on these species. […]
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