Tag: Emma Marris

Creative Conservation

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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No place, not even Yellowstone in winter, is unaffected by human impacts. This means every place requires some form of management, even if only to protect what remains of its “natural” condition.

After the End of Nature: An Essay

Written by | June 18th, 2012

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We live in the Anthropocene — the Age of Man on our planet, say most scientists. But Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald asks: Do we actually have the scientific knowledge to manage Spaceship Earth… or replace its natural systems?

Can We Make Nature Even Better? Inside the ‘Rambunctious Garden’

Written by | October 10th, 2011

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Is the idea of timeless nature a myth — and could we make nature even better than it is “naturally”? The author of the new book “Rambunctious Garden” has some surprising answers.

When Climate Change Demands a New Nature, Will We Be Ready?

Written by | September 30th, 2009

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In 50 years, many parts of the world will be unrecognizable because of climate change, population growth, shifting agriculture, new energy sources, hundreds of new cities and imperiled water supplies. The pressures of the climate crisis, coupled with the global recession, are pushing the conservation movement to reexamine many of its core assumptions. There is […]

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