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The author examines the role of plantation forestry through the shift within the New Zealand State Forest Service from an orthodox state forestry model to one favoring large-scale exotic plantations.

This article examines the environmental impacts of Cantonese gold-miners in New Zealand and situates its research in both Chinese environmental history and comparative global environmental history.

The authors use ecological theory to understand the spread, establishment, and dominance of three introduced organisms in New Zealand after episodes of natural and artificial environmental disturbance create opportunities for them to thrive.

A spread from a Burlington Route brochure promoting train travel as a life-changing adventure.

The study analyzes the political equity in fisherfolk organizations of Beach Management Units (BMUs) in Lake Victoria (Kenya). It uses this as a case study to investigate the issue of decentralization of resource management through co-management, and its relationship with political power.

The authors compare the administrative regulations and actions aimed at protecting and conserving isolated wetlands in ten states along the Mississippi River corridor. They highlight the necessity for reliable data for at-risk wetlands to foster conservation practices.

Synthesizing ethnographic case studies from mainland Southeast Asia, the authors critically review the implementation of REDD+, a UN project to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. They argue that REDD+ maps onto local power structures and political economies in its implementation, rendering it blunt as a tool for change.

Beth A. Bee studies the implementation of decentralized forms of environmental governance in Jalisco, Mexico, and the political and economic forces resulting in the marginalization of the municipalities affected by this project.

Nuclear Humanities showcases interdisciplinary approaches to the problem of nuclear harm through a five-day workshop sponsored by Whitman College’s 2016 O’Donnell Endowed Chair in Global Studies.

This article explores the past and future of one of Mumbai’s largest city forests.