October 22, 2020
Mary Soderstrom’s Concrete explores the history of a material that has been central to architecture and design for thousands of years—and what its future looks like in a world experiencing rapid climate change.
July 14, 2020
—Lisa Jean Moore
The loss of habitat, use for bait, and harvesting for biomedical applications has decimated the populations of the horseshoe crab in North America—and it is about to get worse.
April 1, 2020
As we celebrate Earth Day this month, we’re revisiting books that speak to the many issues threatening our natural environment. Through the end of April, get each of these as an eBook for just $1.99!
March 10, 2020
—Christine A. Klein & Sandra B. Zellmer
Even the might of the entire federal government cannot keep us safe unless we stop settling in risky, flood-prone areas.
December 9, 2019
—Sarah McFarland Taylor
There are certainly other legitimate objections one can make to a Bloomberg candidacy on various levels, but this “personally vegan” issue should not be one of them.
October 15, 2019
—Matthew L. Spialek & Kevin M. Fitzpatrick
While the 2019 U.S. hurricane season may not have been as devastating as 2017, which produced three of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history, this year’s floods have compounded the emotional, physical, and financial trauma in vulnerable communities all along the Texas Gulf Coast that are still haunted by Hurricane Harvey.
October 13, 2017
—Michael Oluf Emerson and Kevin T. Smiley
Michael Emerson and Kevin Smiley reflect on Houston’s response to Hurricane Harvey and give a careful analysis of how Houston’s resilience to such a disaster was affected by it being a “Market City”.
May 16, 2017
The Oroville Dam cannot be abandoned as it stands. Yet it is not sufficient to merely patch the problems when water’s erosive force is set to undermine the foundations of both material and myth.