Are We Approaching Peak Stuff?

Are We Approaching Peak Stuff?

CONSUMPTION Are We Approaching Peak Stuff? Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill   By Fred Pearce Twenty years ago, Beijing was a city of bicycles. They queued by the thousands at traffic lights on roads where cars were rare, next to...
The Strange Case of the Puerto Rican Frog

The Strange Case of the Puerto Rican Frog

IDEA WATCH  |  OCTOBER 2016 The Strange Case of the Puerto Rican Frog offers a glimpse into the new wild   By Fred Pearce Listen to the Coqui http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/1frog.wav After dusk, the forests of the Caribbean island of...
The Future Will Not Be Dry

The Future Will Not Be Dry

FEATURE The Future Will Not Be Dry In a world of melting ice caps, storm surges, and tropical cyclones, the most resilient cities aren’t the ones that fight the water back—but the ones that absorb it. By Fred Pearce The ramshackle river port of Khulna in...

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