Managing the Unknown: Essays on Environmental Ignorance

Managing the Unknown offers essays that show that deficient knowledge is a far more pervasive challenge in resource history than conventional readings suggest. Furthermore, environmental ignorance does not inevitably shrink with the march of scientific progress. This volume combines insights from different continents as well as the seas in between and thus sketches outlines of an emerging global resource history.

Earth First! Journal 20, no. 8

This issue of Earth First! Journal features various stories about the actions to defend Adnyamathanha territory in Australia, the protest against genetic engineering, and the fight against industrial agriculture in Brazil. In addition, Felix Tuodolo tells the story of how Nigerian military opened fire on youths after Shell’s oil spill.

Earth First! Journal 20, no. 4

In this issue of Earth First! Journal Patrick Reinsborough tells the story of the U’wa (“the thinking people”) and their long fight against Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum’s (Oxy) effort to drill on their land in Colombia. In addition, Mariposa discusses civil disobedience and how being arrested can lead to empowerment, and Howie Wolke calls for attention to saving the Sapphire roadless area in Western Montana.

Oil Spills in the Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull Waterways in New York