Content Index

Practicing Relativism in the Anthropocene addresses a set of contemporary issues involving knowledge and science from a constructivist-pragmatist perspective often labeled “relativism.”

Climate change impacts both the goals of corn breeders, and their current everyday research.

A woman and her family live next to a recycling plant in China, in mountains of plastic waste from Asia, Europe, and the U.S.This documentary reveals the lives of those on the fringes of global capitalist realities, a far cry from the communist dream.

This article examines how issues of representation and aesthetics have impacted the environmental history of early modern Europe.

This article proposes a new definition of baroque to better understand the global dimensions of the representation of nature by the Qing dynasty.

Jennifer Clapp examines the nature of international trade in toxic waste and the roles of multinational corporations and environmental NGOs. Waste transfer has become a routine practice for firms in industrialized countries and poor countries accept these imports but struggle to manage the materials safely. She argues that governments have failed to recognize the voices of protest.

Finn Arne Jørgensen examines the development of the Scandinavian beverage container deposit-refund system, which has the highest return rates in the world, from 1970 to the present day. He reveals the challenges faced when the system was exported internationally and explores the critical role of technological infrastructures and consumer convenience in modern recycling.

A brief examination of how Rugendas’s artwork contributes to an understanding of the network of human and nonhuman animals in nineteenth-century Brazilian society.

The transformation of the Sampangi Lake into the present-day Sri Kanteerava Stadium.

This short film combines remote sensing, qualitative interviews, desk research, and illustrations to show the complexities and controversies surrounding mangrove reforestation in Senegal and The Gambia.