Human Landscape

Human Landscape, Public Health

Will Nanotubes Create an Environmental Health Crisis?

Will Nanotubes Create an Environmental Health Crisis?

Carbon nanotubes are among the most extraordinary materials ever constructed, capable of revolutionizing industries from solar energy to space travel. But for all their futuristic promise, nanotubes pose a grave environmental health threat, and have been linked to lung cancer. Will nanotubes change the world for better, or for worse?
by × June 23, 2012 × 5 comments

Ecosystems, Forests, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

Perspectives from the People’s Land: First Nations, Forestry, and Ferocious Flies

Perspectives from the People’s Land: First Nations, Forestry, and Ferocious Flies

Have you ever been in northern Quebec in bug season?

Black flies, horse flies, deer flies, moose flies, then a fifteen minute “bug window” – usually just before dusk, during the changing of the guard – followed by mosquitoes and …

by × June 11, 2012 × 2 comments

Human Landscape

Preserving Subsistence: A Land Use Battle in an Alaskan Wilderness

Preserving Subsistence: A Land Use Battle in an Alaskan Wilderness

Preserving Subsistence was originally published on May 6, 2012 in These Fifty States, a Yale College publication devoted to capturing different aspects of place across America. Find them at thesefiftystates.org.

Ricky Ashby is not an easy man to track

by × May 14, 2012 × 1 comment

Culture, Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Multimedia, Out West

Image by Stephen Brooks. Increasing periods of drought in the American West have raised concern among those dependent on the land. Nathan, a young rancher in Eastern Oregon, awaits the building clouds with hope that they may bring a much-needed spring rain for the parched soils.

How the West Was Won: The Sage + Westies Photo Essay

What happens when a magazine and a student group collaborate to put out a call for images that tell stories about the North American West? Inboxes rapidly fill up with muskoxen and lots of people gain an excuse to drink Oregon beer while looking at mind-blowing pictures. A selection of photos from beyond the 100th meridian.
by × May 6, 2012 × Comments are Disabled

Actions, Conservation, Ecosystems, Energy, Fisheries, Human Landscape, Oceans

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, kicking off a long summer of videos of crude gushing into the sea. Two years later, the offshore oil business is booming, and conventional wisdom has it that the Gulf has fully recovered from the disaster. Not so fast, says Sandy Aylesworth, in an in-depth investigative report.
by × April 22, 2012 × 15 comments

Actions, Activism, Agriculture, Human Landscape

Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community

Amy Coplen presents stories from our frontline warriors in the battle to grow food and community - giving voice to New Haven's urban gardeners.
by × April 6, 2012 × 1 comment