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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 255–279.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and locating ourselves in the place of others, sympathy read alongside machinic evolution suggests a new approach to the ecological disaster of species extinction. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Mick Smith AbstractHow might a posthumanist notion of ecological community attempt to address questions concerning extinction? Such irredeemable losses are explicated through four aspects of ecological/community relations—material manifestation (appearances), material involvement (effects...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Celia Lowe; Ursula Münster AbstractAcross the world, elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus is increasingly killing elephant calves and threatening the long-term survival of the Asian elephant, a species that is currently facing extinction. This article presents three open-ended stories of elephant...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 129–149.
Published: 01 May 2018
... condition of creativity, open up new modes of receptivity and responsiveness to species extinctions? This essay turns to philosophies of becoming and to recent research in the biological sciences to explore this possibility. I suggest that attending to the heterogeneity of experience alerts us to more...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
... makers in Britain and Belgium to argue that remnants, re-creations, and reenactments of the extinct great auk offer a material substrate from which to grasp a human drive to achieve contiguity with a lost species. Re-creation as a form of attentive reanimation by dedicated experts takes shape both...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 280–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gordon M. Sayre AbstractIn the last quarter-century many scientific, environmental, and popular publications have used a metaphor comparing species extinction and the loss of biodiversity in the modern era to the destruction of the ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt more than 1,500 years ago...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Mark Levene AbstractThe accumulating evidence on the depth and accelerating trajectory of anthropogenic climate change poses the possibility of an early end to human existence as part of a more general biotic extinction. But if that is the case what does that mean for the latter day writing of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ethics of animal experimentation, our experiment also considered speculation linking the Xenopus pregnancy test to the extinction of other frogs. Amphibian biologists once hypothesized that Xenopus frogs brought a pathogenic fungus out of Africa. We found that this outbreak narrative projected colonial...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 77–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., in so doing, enlivens our capacity to respond to them by singing up their character or ethos. Most of our work in this area has focused on extinction, but this approach might readily be taken up in a range of other contexts. This article alternates between two types of writing. One is expository and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 May 2015
... kinds once populating the planet no longer existed. With these thoughts came another unsettling one—that living kinds finding their homes upon the face of the earth even here and now could cease to exist, could become extinct. Finally, the most unsettling insight of all, at least to monotheistic Europe...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 259–263.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ‘natural’ population size was before humans began to exploit them, or destroy their habitats. Others dispute that this is possible to estimate (the Red Lists focus rather on absolute extinction risk). 6 Faced with limited data and resources, conservationists adopted a triage system in which the Red List...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... environmental sensibilities in interesting ways. Here I turn to auks and in particular the extinct great auk. Auks are a family of maritime birds found on remote coastlines in cooler, Northern waters. In Old English, auks were called awks. 13 It is possible (and pleasing) to think that auks became auks by...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 245–254.
Published: 01 May 2016
... nuclear fusion), technological policy shifts (e.g. nuclear power), technological fixes (e.g. carbon capture and storage), and technological efficiency gains (e.g. decarbonization transitions) is strongly advised. On the other hand, the mass extinction of life forms that the human enterprise has set into...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 129–147.
Published: 01 May 2013
... convey such numinous turns of speech, and are certainly unable by now to rival the digital sirens of the dominant culture. The centuries-old global downshifting of the ecological baseline of the historically sponsored, cumulative loss of Life 14 is a graveyard of more than extinct life forms and the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 343–347.
Published: 01 May 2018
... invited to participate in a program of consultation on extinct and disappearing desert homelands mammals, part of a larger two-way knowledge-sharing project between Western science and traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge in central and southern Australia. 4 The Elders were hosting our visit to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 277–281.
Published: 01 May 2014
... connectivities, issues like extinction, biodiversity and conservation become epistemic—if we lose a species, we might irrevocably damage a multispecies way of knowing through becoming-with, diminishing what Mick Smith has termed the “species of possibilities” that define our “sense of the world.” 15 This links...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
... altered or transformed. I have often felt over the past seven years or so like I am on an extended journey along the edge of extinction. I have spent time sitting among albatrosses engaged in courtship and nesting; I have dressed up like a whooping crane to interact with young birds learning a lost...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2016
... disappeared or are at the edge of extinction might be seen nonsensical. However, extinction should not be restricted to the death of species, as Thom van Dooren so convincingly shows in Flight Ways . In relation to the cranes that are mobilized in a captive-breeding conservationist program, he leads us to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Grey ; O’Connor and Sykes, Extinctions and Invasions . 9. Another example is Australian eucalypti in California. See Farmer, Trees in Paradise . For further discussion of North American examples, see Coates, American Perceptions of Immigrant and Invasive Species . For examples of the Indian Ocean’s...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 113–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
... example, have been found to ingest quantities of plastic and are often decimated by sea-bed trawling. The era of extinction and species loss throws into sharp relief questions of who exactly ‘we’ are, what ‘we’ are doing, and how collectives might live better together on an ailing planet. The...