Conservation in a rapidly changing world

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No going back
December 10, 2013
The world is shaping up to be unlike anything we’ve seen before and the future can’t be easily predicted from the …More »
Book excerpt: Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
December 10, 2013
When Lawrence Summers, then president of the World Bank, advocated that the bank develop a scheme to export rich nation garbage, toxic waste, and heavily polluting industries to Africa, he did so in …More »
Puma problem
December 10, 2013
The last several years in Tarapacá, Chile, have been tough for livestock owners and their herds. Danger lurks in the desert. Fatal puma attacks on farmers’ llamas and alpacas are …More »

camera icon Slide Show: Student returns to his native Chile to protect predator and prey

Transportation generation
December 13, 2013
As vehicles in America evolved from Ford’s durable Model T to its powerful F-150, so too did the transportation profession. A field once dominated by civil engineers has broadened, inviting …More »
The nature of fire
December 10, 2013
Wildfires have always been newsworthy, but they have become an increasingly common headline story. Wildfires throughout the West took an extraordinary toll on communities, property and lives in 2013. …More »
From agonism to action
December 10, 2013
In my mind, the sort of action that my student had hoped for, and the sort of action that society requires of us, does not just emerge. It must be taught and it is best taught by …More »
Alumni notes and awards
December 10, 2013
We welcome your alumni updates. Browse reader submissions from the fall/winter 2013 issue and learn about new alumni …More »

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