To mark the publication of the inaugural issue of The Journal of Population and Sustainability (JP&S) with The White Horse Press, in this blog, JP&S editor David Samways questions the meaning of ‘sustainability’ and its implications for different populations. About 15 years ago my partner and I installed a wood burning stove. At the time … More Sustainability of what and for whom?
In this blog, Samantha Vice of the University of the Witwatersrand introduces her article, aesthetically ‘Appreciating Animals: On The Abundant Herds’, just published online-first in Environmental Values Like the author, you might never have contemplated the beauty of cows, but now is the time to start. I never thought I would write about cows. But … More Aesthetically Appreciating Animals
In this blog, Floor Haalboom introduces her thought-provoking Environment and History article ‘Oceans and Landless Farms: Linking Southern and Northern Shadow Places of Industrial Livestock (1954–1975’, recently made Open Access. A ‘radical change’ in the diet of farm animals attracted the interest of the Dutch Health Council – a body of experts advising the Dutch … More Feeding Fish to Factory Farms
In today’s blog, Tom Greaves, who will take over as editor of Environmental Values in January 2022 reflects on what an unusual new acquaintance has taught him about the interplay of the elemental and ephemeral in the lived experience of nature and place. In recent weeks I’ve made an unusual acquaintance. The Man of Stones is an … More Elemental and Ephemeral Encounters with the Man of Stones
In today’s blog (originally the ESEH Notepad in Environment and History), Marco Armiero, re-elected President of ESEH reflects on his previous term, coinciding with the height of the COVID pandemic, and his ideas for the next two years. My second term as the president of the ESEH started just a couple months ago. In July … More LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD
In this blog, originally published as the ICEHO pages in Global Environment 13.3 (October 2021), Shannon Stunden Bower proposes the need to think anew about the relations between environmental history, policy change and systems change. In spring 2011, environmental historians and historical geographers gathered in southern Ontario. Their meeting was organised by the Network in … More ECOTONE SCHOLARSHIP AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE
In this blog, Troy Sternberg, geographer and sometime White Horse Press author of both books and articles in Nomadic Peoples reports on his experiences In Gaza, filming for the current BBC4 series H20: The Molecule that Made Us. (All images courtesy of Freddie Claire). Walking into Gaza – well there is no such thing. After … More H2O in Gaza
Something a little different on the blog today – Ana Lucia Camphora’s beautiful and atmospheric video will surely entice you to read her book, Animals and Society in Brazil. There is a free excerpt here to get you started.
In today’s blog, Virgina Thomas introduces her just-published paper in Environmental Values, ‘Domesticating rewilding: interpreting rewilding in England’s green and pleasant land’ It’s well known that the word ‘rewilding’ polarises views. To some ‘the R word’ is ‘toxic’, ‘threatening’ and ‘alienating’. For others, it has a ‘pizzazz’ which has ‘caught the popular imagination’ and creates … More Rewilding – the conservation approach that dare not speak its name
Today’s blog gives a sneak preview of Global Environment 14.3 on Coastal Cities, due out next week. Guest editor Grit Martinez introduces the issue. Coastal shores and river deltas have always attracted people to congregate. Presently, an estimated forty per cent of the population worldwide live within 100 kilometres of the coast, including many cities … More Coastal Cities and Urban Deltascapes under Pressure: Quo Vadis Homo Narrans?