The residential macrosystem

The residential macrosystem

IDEA WATCH 6•21•17 The Residential Macrosystem Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes By Courtney Humphries Cities around the United States are setting ambitious environmental goals to boost their tree canopy, clean up waterways, and...
Why citizen science may shine, even in Trump’s world

Why citizen science may shine, even in Trump’s world

IDEA WATCH  1•17•17 Why citizen science may shine, even in Trump’s world By Mary Ellen Hannibal As we brace for fresh environmental onslaughts to be leveled by the incoming administration, a sleeper cell in the federal government itself may just provide resistance—and...
Habitecture

Habitecture

LANGUAGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE hab•i•tec•ture Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human crafts. Just imagine if the same ingenuity and vision were devoted to building homes for...
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...
Letting Biodiversity Get Under Our Skin

Letting Biodiversity Get Under Our Skin

FEATURE Letting Biodiversity Get Under Our Skin Some aspects of dirty living can be healthy. A new study posits that the decline of plant and animal diversity in cities may be linked to the recent surge of allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases. By Rob Dunn...