America’s water whiplash

May 16, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Jeremy Schmidt
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.

To Better Respect Nature and Authority

June 20, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Kerry Mitchell
National parks provide nature in its full glory and reality, but they do so while providing a measure of security and comfort that visitors would not naturally encounter without the institution. Such a paradox is not a logical impossibility, but an operation and a strategy. And as much as that sounds like a game, the stakes can be as real as the ground under foot.