Tag: environmental justice

Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina

by María Valeria Berros Environmental issues are highly debated in today’s Argentina, and are researched across a range of disciplines—political science, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and law—as problems linking nature protection, development, and poverty. Analysis has begun to focus on disciplines where the ecological… Continue Reading “Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina”

Making Tracks: John Agbonifo

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “From Environmental Injustice to the Environmental Humanities” by John Agbonifo The 1980s… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: John Agbonifo”

Making Tracks: Robert Gioielli

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “We are also environmentalists” By Robert Gioielli One day in the spring… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Robert Gioielli”

The Origins of Ecocide

Post by Amy Hay In the fall of 2011, an unusual mock trial (see video below) took place, putting corporate leaders on trial for the crime of “ecocide.” Based on an imagined international law prohibiting the destruction of the natural environment, whether intentional or… Continue Reading “The Origins of Ecocide”

Climates of Migration: An Interview with Uwe Lübken

In a kind of commentary on the Kyoto Protocol, researchers at the Rachel Carson Center are studying historical examples that illustrate the scale of population displacement that climate change can bring about. In this interview the head of the project, Uwe Lübken, discusses questions… Continue Reading “Climates of Migration: An Interview with Uwe Lübken”

Barry Commoner and the Bridge between the Lab and the Ghetto

Post by Robert Gioielli With Barry Commoner’s death last week, the American environmental movement lost one of its most underappreciated leaders and voices. This may seem like an overstatement, considering the robust obituaries offered up in the days after his passing, but Commoner is… Continue Reading “Barry Commoner and the Bridge between the Lab and the Ghetto”