Anthropocene

How to manage forest pests in the Anthropocene? Bring theory.

Eight tactics for pest control in an era of human-induced change<p>HANOVER, N.H. - Nov. 13, 2017 - A set of fundamental tactics ranging from the …

Ecology

Plant invasions in the Anthropocene

Today's globalized economy causes the large-scale redistribution of plant species (<i>1</i>). However, only some alien species that are introduced by humans …

Ecology

From Anthropocene To Ecocene By 2050?

The unprecedented transformation and ecological decline caused by human activities since 1950 has prompted scientists to mark the end of the Holocene geological epoch, and the beginning of the “Anthropocene” – the human era. Never before has a single species of organism so dominated and damaged the …

Big History

Are we all living in the Anthropocene?

In 2000, atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen and biologist Eugene Stoermer published a short but enormously influential article in <i>Global Change</i> …

Big History

Determining when humans started impacting the planet on a large scale

Humans have so profoundly altered the Earth that, some scientists argue, our current geologic epoch requires a new name: the Anthropocene. But …

Big History

How The Last of Us Shows the Beauty of the Post-Apocalypse

An excerpt from the webzine Heterotopias explores the romanticism in The Last of Us' erasure of humanity.

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Climate-change art exhibit was almost swallowed by Hurricane Irma

Justin Brice Guariglia’s images of the havoc that humans wreak on their most precious environments were already timely and troubling.<p>Then came the hurricane.<p>“Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene,” Guariglia’s exhibition at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla., was shuttered because of …

News (U.S.)

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: 'Against the Anthropocene'

Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today<p>Publisher: Sternberg <br>Length: 132 pages <br>Author: T.J. Demos <br>Price: € 18.00 <br>Format: …

Theodor W. Adorno

How humans can understand alien civilizations through our own

With all the speculation on aliens out there, there is one place we often forget to look when theorizing what some far-out intelligent species could …

Aliens

Earth Is Now a Hybrid Planet, According to This Strange New Classification

Thanks, Anthropocene.<p>Humanity's indelible impact on our home planet has marked the dawn of a whole new geological epoch, a sweeping change that could …

Big History

Why these scientists argue that we’re turning Earth into an alien planet

A trio of scientists has just laid out a new classification scheme for planets that would put Earth into a hybrid category, making the transition …

Aliens

Earth as hybrid planet: New classification places Anthropocene era in astrobiological context

For decades, as astronomers have imagined advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, they categorized such worlds by the amount of energy their …

Ecology

Hurricane Harvey Lays Bare Our New Bargain With Nature

... for better or worse.<p>As I write this, the disaster of Hurricane Harvey is still unfolding. Buckets of rain are still falling in Houston and the waters are still rising. The flood damage, biblical in proportion, is frightening to behold. Even as the rescue efforts continue, many are wondering, …

Climate Change

Big, non-native mammal invaders: not a problem, but a solution. | Anthropocene

This post is also available in: Français (French)<p>Even as native populations of large-bodied herbivores fall at alarming rates, others of their kind …

Ecology

The shock, the inefficiency, the illogicality of the Anthropocene

This is an important book, an informative and interesting book, and anyone thinking about where we go from here should read it.<p>The Anthropocene, the …

Environmentalism

New study reveals just how much humans have altered England's landscape

<b>Humans have so greatly impacted the landscape that some scientists believe we are now living in a new epoch.</b><p>It's no secret that humans have …

Climate Change

The Anthropocene: How humans are changing the geological behaviour of Earth

Singapore Theatre (B120), Melbourne School of Design Building<p><i>More Information</i><p>Mark Quigley<p>Our planet is more than 4.5 billion years old. It has …

Australian Universities

Are we really heading for an Anthropocene apocalypse?

News of a sixth mass extinction makes for frightening reading. But is it really too late - and can changing how we frame the issue inspire a more …

World News

Dams can lead the way to a better relationship with nature

EVIDENCE of the Anthropocene is all around us. Even if humans were wiped out tomorrow, future scientists couldn’t fail to notice planet-wide changes: …

Big History

The Anthropocene is a time to create a new world, not preserve the old one

[image] In a fascinating piece for the June issue of the Brooklyn Rail, geographer Stephanie Wakefield turns a trip to South Florida into an occasion …

Big History

Reusable or Disposable: Which coffee cup has a smaller footprint?

<b>You walk into your local coffee shop,</b> hand the barista your reusable coffee mug, and pat yourself on the back for not using one of those “bad for the …

Coffee

'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene – podcast

Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on<p>• Read the text version here<p><b>Subscribe via Audioboom, iTunes, Soundcloud, Mixcloud,</b> …

Podcasting

A ramble through some solutions for the Anthropocene | Ars Technica

The Unnatural World's look at human planet management is messy, but so are we.<p>To say that David Biello’s new book, <i>The Unnatural World</i> (Amazon US / …

Big History

Our climate future

Simon Dalby (Wilfrid Laurier): Anthropocene Geopolitics: Practicalities of the Geological Turn. Nicholas Lezard reviews <i>The Shock of the Anthropocene</i> …

Climate Change

Approaching “societal collapse”: New equation shows how quickly humans are wrecking the planet

Our future appears set for a classic apocalyptic blockbuster<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed with a bit of good old-fashioned imagination. The result is a …

Liberal View

At Home in the Anthropocene Era

The theme for this year’s FORMAT17, the biennial photography festival in Derby, England, is habitat and its many meanings. In shows on view all over …

Photos of the Day

World's Largest Beer Maker to Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Renewables

Now, you can sip that ice cold brew without feeling guilty. The world's largest beer manufacturer, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, has vowed to completely …

Education

The Nature of Wilderness

The 1964 Wilderness Act defines wilderness as an area where “the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man,” which “retains its primeval …

Big History

Humans may have transformed the Sahara from lush paradise to barren desert

Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human populations of fishers foraged for …

Big History

Geologists find slew of manmade minerals, but no start to Anthropocene

While a basket of new 'mineral species' has mineralogists excited, it hasn’t convinced stratigraphers, the scientists who demarcate geological …

Big History