Content Index

Covering the crater of a 1977 nuclear test, the "Cactus Dome" contains 84,000 cubic meters of radioactive soil.

This 1988 photograph by Richard Misrach portrays the influential activist group Princesses Against Plutonium.

Franz Kebl photographed the propeller sled Schneespatz, used in Alfred Wegener's 1930 Greenland expedition.

Fei Sheng traces the development of environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) in China, and describes the challenges they face in the political and cultural spheres.

Susanna Lidström and Greg Garrard trace the development of "ecopoetry" from the Romantic and deep ecological traditions of the 1980s to the complex environmental concerns of the 2010s.

Blasi shows how Terrence Malick’s film Badlands (1973) retrospectively illuminates the forces in the 1950s that contributed to present problematic human-nature relations, with attention to Malick's images of waste and death.

In episode 50 of Nature's Past, a podcast on Canadian environmental history, Sean Kheraj, Richard Unger, and John Thistle discuss Canada's energy transition from organic to mineral sources and its social, political, and cultural consequences.

In episode 52 of Nature's Past, a podcast on Canadian environmental history, Matthew Evenden talks to Sean Kheraj about his new book Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity During Canada’s Second World War.

In episode 53 of Nature's Past, a podcast on Canadian environmental history, Sean Kheraj invites Nancy Bouchier and Ken Cruikshank to discuss their new book, The People and the Bay, and ways of thinking about social and environmental history.

In this special section on Green Wars, Bram Büscher examines the case of rhino poaching in South Africa, arguing that we are seeing the uneven emergence of new geographies of conservation focused on preempting threats (ontopower).