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Anthropocene Wins an Eddie for Excellence in Journalism & Design

November, 2019 — Anthropocene magazine has won the Eddie Award for best full issue in the non-profit sector at the 2019 Folio Awardsbeating out Cancer TodayMemorial Sloan Kettering NewsPreservation magazine, and others finalist in the category.

Current Issue

A View from Everywhere  All the Time by W.Wayt Gibbs
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How different are we after all? by Brandon Keim
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Saltwater Aquaculture Moves Inland by Laura Poppick
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Trying to make nature valuable has had a disappointing track record by R. David Simpson
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These Buildings Generate More Energy Than They Use by Lucy Wang

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An Internet of Wings

Researchers will track migratory animals from the International Space Station to predict the next pandemic

How different are we after all?

The question “What makes us human?” is typically answered in terms of differences. The traits proposed to define us—tool use, language, empathy, and so on—assume that humanity’s essence resides in what sets us apart from other beings.

Spies Like Us

Armed with low-cost surveillance technologies, nonprofits aided by “citizen spies” are tracking fracking in Pennsylvania, flaring in North Dakota, and rogue fishing around Easter Island

Writers:

David Quammen
What if evolution isn’t linear, as Charles Darwin proposed when he first sketched the tree of life?

Emily Anthes
Amphibious architecture responds to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.

Oliver Morton
The godlike powers of geoengineering irrevocably change the human’s relationship with Planet Earth.

Frances Cairncross
What is the optimal rollout of carbon taxes and research subsidies to speed up the transition to a low-carbon economy?

David Biello
Welcome to the brave new world of artificial intelligence for conservation.

Veronique Greenwood
The rise of fast fashion and the technology that needs to change to keep your clothes out of the garbage.

Fred Pearce
Some economies may be quietly, and surprisingly approaching a phenomenon economists call “peak stuff.

Akshat Rathi
What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker into a carbon sponge?

Ted Nordhaus
The climate change apocalypse problem

Andrew Revkin
The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, hopeless, hopeful time—duration and scope still unknown

Vandana Singh
How might science fiction constructively contribute to the Human Age?

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