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Galapagos, Forty Days and Forty Nights –An Artist’s Sojourn

Kelly Dodge

Seemingly oblivious to my presence, a rather large female sea lion lifted her head momentarily to eye […]

Awe, Despair, and the Annihilation of Nature: A review of The Annihilation of Nature by Liam Heneghan

Liam Heneghan reflects on The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals by Gerardo Ceballos, […]

Chords of discontent? Sustainability via musical irony

Ilan Kelman

Nearly thirty years elapsed between Madonna’s Material Girl and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop [explicit]. They […]

The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us

The media largely relegate the greatest challenge facing humanity to footnotes as industry and politicians hurtle us […]

The Threads That Blind Us

Mandy Coppes-Martin 

I am interested in exploring the contradictions, paradoxes and the fragility of our relationship with the natural […]

Time Only

“Time is money is a saying. What if this were really so? If we could really pay […]

The Vegan Metamorphosis

Sailesh Rao

This essay is excerpted from the forthcoming book, Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis Veganism is a way […]

The last Summer Olympics? Climate change, health, and work outdoors

How will projected changes in climate affect our ability to safely work outside? Kirk Smith et al. […]

MAHB Site Roundup!

Many new and exciting resources have been added to the MAHB site, please find some of the […]

Wild Silk Textiles: Stitching together habitat recovery and income generation in Madagascar

Catherine Craig

Previous posts to the MAHB Blog have considered how art can be used to bring attention to […]

More Good. More Honest. More Crazy: The speech you didn’t hear at the U.S. political conventions

Nate Hagens

The amount of interesting and scary stuff going on in the world right now is overwhelming. It’s […]

Carbon Trading: Unethical, Unjust and Ineffective?

In their article Carbon Trading: Unethical, Unjust and Ineffective? from 2011, Simon Caney and Cameron Hepburn critically examined some […]

August 8, 2016 was Earth Overshoot Day

August 8, 2016 marks the day we have used as much from nature as our planet can […]

Humans’ Consumption of Earth’s Natural Resources Has Tripled in 40 Years

Alex Kirby with EcoWatch summarizes the findings of the recently released report Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity […]

Exploring Below the Surface: Paintings that fascinate, captivate and show the beauty of the marine world

Alan Feldmesser

My entire life I have been captivated by the beauty and wonder of wildlife, nature and all […]

Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity

Assessment Report for the UNEP International Resource Panel The International Resource Panel presents a comprehensive data set […]

Kurt Vonnegut’s 1988 Letter to the Future More Relevant Today Than Ever Before

EcoWatch, Kick Kennedy

Kick Kennedy | EcoWatch This article was originally published by EcoWatch on July 25, 2016. It is reposted […]

The Global Philosopher: Should the Rich World Pay for Climate Change?

Sixty people from thirty countries join Michael Sandel in a digital studio at Harvard to discuss the […]

MAHB Site Roundup!

The MAHB’s July newsletter is out! With updates from the Dancing Star Foundation, the One Health Initiative […]

Why I Find Feathers Alluring

Chris Maynard

Growing up, three bothersome younger sisters drove me to seek beauty, knowledge, solace, fun, and wonder in […]

Economizing on Economics

Ilan Kelman

Where does economics sit within sustainability? In many instances, it appears as a separate entity. The standard […]

Sustainability Themes in Fiction Writing: Reaching a wider audience

Guy Lane

The purpose of Australian novelist Guy Lane’s fiction writing is to help normalize the conversation about sustainability. […]

The Madness Of Humanity Part 2: Planetary Predation

In the second in a series of essays concerning our collective future, Marcelo Gleiser reflects on Earth […]

Urgently Needed: Experienced and Creative UI Designer for New Activism App

The new FightBackWisely app is urgently in need of a UI Designer and a coder, who can […]

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