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The lessons ‘Moby-Dick’ has for a warming world of rising waters

Aaron Sachs, Cornell University As an environmental historian and scholar of the 19th century, I spend a lot of...

‘What’s Going On’ at 50 – Marvin Gaye’s Motown classic is...

Tyina Steptoe, University of Arizona Motown wasn’t really known for its politically conscious music. Then came “What’s Going On.”

What ‘Walden’ can tell us about social distancing and focusing on...

Robert M. Thorson, University of Connecticut Seeking to bend the coronavirus curve, governors and mayors have told millions of Americans to stay home. If you’re...

Why ‘acting locally’ is impossible in an interconnected world

Jennifer M. Bernstein, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Like many Americans, I worry about the state of the...

Thoreau’s great insight for the Anthropocene: Wildness is an attitude, not...

Robert M. Thorson, University of Connecticut When Americans quote writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, they often reach for his assertion that “In Wildness is...

Grand Canyon National Park turns 100: How a place once called...

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim...

The Amish live simply, but don’t confuse them with environmentalists

David McConnell, The College of Wooster and Marilyn Loveless, The College of Wooster In recent decades, many popular myths about the Amish – that they...

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here’s what happened

Andrew Spicer, University of South Carolina and David Graham Hyatt, University of Arkansas What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee...

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What is it about yawning?

Christine Calder, Mississippi State University You know the feeling. It’s impossible to resist. You just need to yawn. A yawn consists of an extended gaping of...