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 of...
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...
Reality Is Too Confining

Reality Is Too Confining

IDEA WATCH 2•9•16 Reality Is Too Confining We know that nature experiences can change environmental behavior—but it turns out those experiences don’t have to be real. By Amy Westervelt A woman peers through goggles embedded in a large black helmet. Forest sounds...
Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

FEATURE 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 By W. Wayt Gibbs It’s a pitch-dark evening in November, and...

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