A Rescue Dog Is Now Helping to Save Other (Much Wilder) Dogs

By Jason Bittel Formidable predators stalk the forests between Panama and northern Argentina. They are sometimes heard but never seen. They are small but feisty and have even been documented trying to take down a tapir, which can top out at nearly 400 pounds. Chupacabras? No. Bush dogs. This wild canid is about the size … Read moreA Rescue Dog Is Now Helping to Save Other (Much Wilder) Dogs

2018 Wasn’t a Completely Horrible Year for the Environment

This post was originally published on this site By Jeff Turrentine Was 2018 a tough year for the environment? Absolutely. But were there bright spots and victories among the attacks on biodiversity, climate and public health? Of course there were. Here are just a few, in case you’re feeling blue about the state of our … Read more2018 Wasn’t a Completely Horrible Year for the Environment

As Miami Battles Sea-Level Rise, This Artist Makes Waves With His ‘Underwater Homeowners Association’

By Patrick Rogers Miami artist Xavier Cortada lives in a house that stands at six feet above sea level. The Episcopal church down the road is 11 feet above the waterline, and the home of his neighbor, a dentist, has an elevation of 13 feet. If what climate scientists predict about rising sea levels comes … Read moreAs Miami Battles Sea-Level Rise, This Artist Makes Waves With His ‘Underwater Homeowners Association’

The Anthropocene—Coming Soon to a Theater (and Museum, and Bookshelf) Near You

This post was originally published on this site By Clara Chaisson Anthropocene is a clunky word for an even more unwieldy concept. But props to the Merriam-Webster team who have given us a dictionary definition that’s easy enough to follow. Anthropocene: (n.) The period of time during which human activities have had an environmental impact … Read moreThe Anthropocene—Coming Soon to a Theater (and Museum, and Bookshelf) Near You

The Climate Change Light Show That’s Making Waves in Cities Around the World

This post was originally published on this site By Clara Chaisson The people of Rotterdam know a thing or two about living with water. In fact, it’s right there in the name—the Dutch city dates back to the 13th century, when the Rotte River was dammed, making it possible to safely settle nearby. “When I … Read moreThe Climate Change Light Show That’s Making Waves in Cities Around the World