2021-06-16T07:00:00Z Que el hombre deber?a tener dominio ?sobre toda la tierra y sobre todo reptil que se arrastra sobre ella? es una profec?a convertida en realidad. Tan generalizado es el impacto de los humanos en el planeta que hemos categorizado la ?poca en que vivimos como una nueva ?poca geol?gica: el Antropoceno.
Elizabeth Kolbert se ha convertido en una de las escrito...[Read More]
2021-03-24T07:00:00Z El cambio clim?tico es una realidad indiscutible cuyos efectos ya estamos notando y, si no lo frenamos, los resultados ser?n catastr?ficos para la humanidad. Las decisiones que tomamos d?a tras d?a tienen un impacto directo en el medio ambiente y si las cambiamos podemos conseguir que nuestra huella ambiental se reduzca al m?nimo. ?Pero cu?les son las acciones que d...[Read More]
2019-12-20T08:00:00Z This textbook focuses on a set of skills-based learning outcomes common among undergraduate environmental programs. It covers critical scientific skills and ways of thinking that bridge the gap between the knowledge-based content of introductory environmental textbooks and the professional skills students of the environment need to succeed in both their academic pro...[Read More]
2020-03-02T08:00:00Z The Amazon is a land of superlatives. The complex ecosystem covers an area about the size of the continental U.S. The Amazon River discharges 57 million gallons of water per second--in two hours, this would be enough to supply all of New York City's 7.5 million residents with water for a year. Its flora and fauna are abundant. Approximately one of every four floweri...[Read More]
2019-08-14T07:00:00Z Un panorama global para comprender el fen?meno del cambio clim?tico, apreciar el planeta en el que vivimos y proteger los recursos naturales.
Estamos atravesando una profunda crisis ambiental con el cambio clim?tico y el declive de la biodiversidad como sus m?s graves expresiones. La estamos viviendo en las intensas temporadas de sequ?a y de l...[Read More]
2012-07-24T07:00:00Z Produced by Climate Central--a highly regarded independent, nonprofit journalism and research foundation founded in 2008--and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over, Global Weirdness summarizes, in clear and accessible prose, everything we know about the science of climate change; explains what is likely to happen...[Read More]
2011-10-04T07:00:00Z We humans are the God species, both the creators and destroyers of life on this planet. As we enter a new geological era - the Anthropocene - our collective power now overwhelms and dominates the major forces of nature.
But from the water cycle to the circulation of nitrogen and carbon through the entire Earth system, we are coming dangerously close to d...[Read More]
2002-01-08T08:00:00Z One of the world's most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, his most personal and timely book to date, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the natural treasures we are about to lose forever. Yet, ra...[Read More]
2010-11-02T07:00:00Z A co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize offers a clear-eyed explanation of the planet's imperiled ice.
Much has been written about global warming, but the crucial relationship between people and ice has received little focus--until now. As one of the world's leading experts on climate change, Henry Pollack provides an accessible, comprehensive s...[Read More]
2019-04-16T07:00:00Z There is a growing crisis in our oceans: mysterious outbreaks of infectious disease are on the rise. Marine epidemics can cause mass die-offs of wildlife from the bottom to the top of food chains, impacting the health of ocean ecosystems as well as lives on land. Portending global environmental disaster, ocean outbreaks are fueled by warming seas, sewage dumping, un...[Read More]
2011-08-19T07:00:00Z A provocative essay that imagines a truly ecological future based on political transformation rather than the superficialities of "sustainability."
In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from a radical premise: "sustainability" is impossible. We are on an industrial Titanic, fueled by rapidly depleting...[Read More]