Tag: environmental justice

The Future of Amazonia: Inheritance or Ruin?

By Marcílio de Freitas Amazonia is one of the planet’s last utopias. Even before the New World was “discovered,” it existed in the imaginary of foreign travelers and governments. Yet the future of Brazil’s Amazonia region is fast becoming a tragedy in the making [1], which is calling out for international attention.

Is all Environmental Humanities Feminist Environmental Humanities?

Photograph courtesy of Cecilia Åsberg By Lauren LaFauci and Cecilia Åsberg In the wake of the righteous movement protesting police violence and the murder of Black people in the United States, environmentalist Leah Thomas (@greengirlleah) posted an image to Instagram of text repeating 16… Continue Reading “Is all Environmental Humanities Feminist Environmental Humanities?”

Snapshot: Valeria Berros Wins Berta Càceres Award

At the 2nd Conference for the Defense of the Environment and Good Living, alumna Valeria Berros was among the recipients of the Berta Cáceres Award, conferred by the Network of Women Defenders of the Environment and Good Living (RedDABV), together with authorities of the Argentinian… Continue Reading “Snapshot: Valeria Berros Wins Berta Càceres Award”

The Uses of Environmental Humanities

By Samantha Rothbart *Featured image: “Leaving the opera in the year 2000,” a futuristic depiction of Paris. Hand-colored lithograph by Albert Robida (late 19th century). Years ago, when I began the daunting task of deciding what to study university, it seemed that everyone around… Continue Reading “The Uses of Environmental Humanities”

Hope in the Murky Waters of the International Shipping Industry

Hazardous Hope Part 2 By Ayushi Dhawan (*Featured image: CTG. Ship Breaking 06. Photo by Naquib Hossain [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr) This summer, I went on a field trip to Alang-Sosiya in the northwestern state of Gujarat, India, where geriatric vessels are anchored in the… Continue Reading “Hope in the Murky Waters of the International Shipping Industry”

Hazardous Hope—The Debate

“An Academic Play in One Act” by Simone M. Müller, Ayushi Dhawan, Maximilian Feichtner, and Jonas Stuck [Four scholars stare at their computers. They enter the virtual stage through Skype. It’s a global conversation crossing 3,5 continents, 4 countries, and 3 time zones: it’s… Continue Reading “Hazardous Hope—The Debate”

Bookshelf Special Feature Part 1: National Park Science by Jane Carruthers

We were delighted to welcome Jane Carruthers back to the Rachel Carson Center this autumn. Jane has a longstanding relationship with the RCC; she served on its advisory board for six years, the latter three as its chair, and was a great influence on… Continue Reading “Bookshelf Special Feature Part 1: National Park Science by Jane Carruthers”

Un trago amargo—A Bitter Drink: Beer, Water, and Globalization

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Susan Gauss *(Featured image courtesy of Banco de imágenes de Mexicali Resiste) A truck drives down the street in Zaragoza, Coahuila, its loudspeaker… Continue Reading “Un trago amargo—A Bitter Drink: Beer, Water, and Globalization”

LUNCHTIME COLLOQUIA, SUMMER 2017

Ecocapitalism, energy transitions, militarized landscapes, sustainability in Ethiopia, and much more during the 2016 summer semester at the Rachel Carson Center. Would you like to keep up to date with our latest Lunchtime Colloquia? Then follow us by subscribing to our Rachel Carson Center Youtube… Continue Reading “LUNCHTIME COLLOQUIA, SUMMER 2017”

Student Research: Environmental (In)justice – The Case of Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador

By Camila Cabrera Ecuador, a small country located on the equator, bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, traversed by the Andes mountain range, and covered by part of the Amazon rainforest in the east, is one of the most biodiverse countries in… Continue Reading “Student Research: Environmental (In)justice – The Case of Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador”