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The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment becomes the first UN conference focused solely on the global environment.

The American diplomat and philologist George Perkins Marsh publishes Man and Nature.

The history of the Danube regulation in the Austrian Machland during the 19th century shows the enormous efforts made to transform a dynamic river landscape into a navigable waterway and a stable floodplain that supports the various human demands.

The European Green Belt is a pan-European project to protect the environment and consolidate peace along the former Iron Curtain throughout Europe.

In the second half of the nineteenth century, projects aimed at improving ship-based commerce by connecting various rivers boomed. One such project was the establishment of an Elbe-Vltava-Danube canal, which, however, was never completed.

T. J. Demos, reader in modern and contemporary art at University College London, provides an overview of how relationships between contemporary art, ecology and concepts of sustainability have evolved over the last fifty years.

Gabriella Corona in conversation with Piero Bevilacqua, Guillermo Castro, Ranjan Chakrabarti, Kobus du Pisani, John R. McNeill, and Donald Worster.

With reference to Puritjarra, a rock shelter in the Cleland Hills in western central Australia, this environmental art project examines the relationship between knowledge systems–be they indigenous, scientific, or artistic–and place.

Only in recent times have serious historical studies been published about floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storm tides, forest-fires, and other natural disasters and their effects on human life.

An introduction to seven articles—five of which are written by current doctoral or recent postdoctoral students—that explore ideas, themes, and methods relating to research in the field in New Zealand.