Content Index

The cult of Bonbibi worship in the Sundarbans mangrove forests can inform conservation practices.

In the nineteenth century, the Chilean army developed a strategy to conquer the environment.

Kate Rigby examines a variety of past disasters, from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the mega-hurricanes of the twenty-first century, revealing the dynamic interaction of diverse human and nonhuman factors in their causation, unfolding, and aftermath. Focusing on the link between the ways disasters are framed by the stories told about them and how people tend to respond to them in practice, Rigby also shows how works of narrative fiction invite ethical reflection on human relations with one another, with our often unruly earthly environs, and with other species in the face of eco-catastrophe.

The Vietnam War introduced a new language for the environmental impacts of modern warfare, and 50 years later, profound long-term consequences for people and nature remain.

Facing It is a podcast about love, loss, and the natural world, written and narrated by Jennifer Atkinson.

This essay examines the history of venomous snake research conducted by the Boston-based United Fruit Company starting in the 1920s.

Historic transportation reliant on unpredictable rivers and underfunded railways contributed to the long-term economic fortunes of Malawi.

Severe winter weather in 1917–1918 paralyzed New York Harbor impacting logistical operations for the Allies in World War I.

The Japanese port city Hachinohe plans to reintroduce commercial whaling, but the city’s troubled past challenges the official narrative.

Could the Crooked Creek Flood of 1846 be the reason we cannot find George DeBaptiste’s house?