South African literature has long struggled to become drought-resistant: its plotlines, and even its paper production, presuppose abundant water.
Opposition to imperialism unites the struggles of our times. To recognize empire is to take a necessary step towards a more just world.
What happens when thinking of soil as a living being and force, with whom the human world needs to repair and rebuild ties?
When an increasingly uncomfortable climate forces more of life indoors, who might be forced to bear the costs?
A storm is never just wind or rain. Our natural problems are social problems. The solutions to them must be social, too.
White South Africans used wildlife conservation to build a narrative as a race. Unfortunately, this pursuit came at the expense of Africans.
What should climate-change writing be? What is its ambition as it moves forward?
Environmental wisdom can arise from being a better reader.
Human bodies in deep water feel nature’s power and our own relative weakness. As seas rise, we should heed the swimmers.
Before 2020, the relationship that is the body was already ailing. COVID-19 heightens the need to heal it.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has been described as an unprecedented global event. Yet for some, the virus arrives with uncanny familiarity.
Rather than studying birds—and birders—in isolation, the time has come to see both as linked to the crises of racism and climate change.
Energy companies promise to “go green.” Yet they use the same forms of extractive capitalism that have destroyed the planet’s climate.
“Science is stronger if the community is diverse. And recent history supports that.”
An exhibition of Japanese textiles celebrates repaired clothing: flipping salvage into sustainability, and damage into beauty.
The fires that are burning across Australia are changing this place, quite possibly forever, and with it our natural, social, cultural, and political narratives.
All but forgotten today, Gene Stratton-Porter was—in the early 20th century ...
There’s a fire burning by Swan Lake. For the sixth time in the last 20 years ...
Ever since James Cook nearly wrecked his ship on the Great Barrier Reef in 1770 ...