Human Landscape

Human Landscape

Harvesting rocks from the Vilcabamba River near the town of Quinara. Photo credit: Chris Hebdon

NATURE–CULTURE–ACTION!

Nature vs. culture. Wild vs. civilized. Country vs. city. These binaries, time and again, have been shown to be false dichotomies. But many groups and organizations still consider protected areas, for example, to be one without people in it. But counter-examples are starting to find their way into the streets and the public view.
by × September 26, 2013 × 0 comments

Ecosystems, Forests, Indigenous Peoples

When a Tree Falls in the Amazon

When a Tree Falls in the Amazon

Brazil's environmental laws have come a long way since the 1980's. But that doesn't mean the Amazon is well-protected.
by × December 31, 2012 × 2 comments

Human Landscape

Thinking Like a Mountain Climber

Thinking Like a Mountain Climber

How has Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard forged one of the world's most environmentally responsible companies? Easy: by drawing inspiration from the rock.
by × October 15, 2012 × 3 comments

Agriculture, Human Landscape

Tragedy of the Commons in Reverse: Talking Land Grabs with Fred Pearce

Tragedy of the Commons in Reverse: Talking Land Grabs with Fred Pearce

Land grabbing is emerging as one of the great international social and environmental problems of our time. Journalist Fred Pearce and anthropologist Jennifer Baka let us know what it's all about.
by × October 10, 2012 × 4 comments

Conservation, Human Landscape, Out West

Presence in Absence: The Lengths We Go to Leave No Trace

Presence in Absence: The Lengths We Go to Leave No Trace

While restoring an old ranch site in Idaho's Selway-Bitteroot to wild land, forester Shane Hetzler ponders what we are talking about when we are talking about wilderness.
by × October 2, 2012 × 0 comments

Agriculture, Culture, Human Landscape, Multimedia

Infographic: Big Bad Corn

Infographic: Big Bad Corn

From ethanol subsidies to obesity, the litany of corn-related problems is almost endless.
by × September 10, 2012 × 0 comments