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All that stood between us was a thick pane of glass. I was safely inside the stairwell. She was outside, perched on a window of the 16th floor, resplendent in alien elegance. I stared at the spider; she may or […]

A Single Pane of Glass


  We’re used to seeing apocalyptic wastelands in our video games, television shows and big screen movies. But such an environment actually exists in the real world, and its vacant landscape can be found near the border of Ukraine. It’s… […]

Chernobyl: The Exclusion Zone


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At the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv) we have teaching and research activities that stretch from the alpine ecosystem, through forests, cultivated land and streams, all the way into the marine environment. In these environments we study different […]

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Humans are animals, Kingdom Animalia, the upright ape, but in our understanding of ourselves we don’t like to lean in to our animality so we lean away, skeeved, from “ape,” and toward a moral universe of “uprightness,” “tool use,” and […]

The Beasts Within


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Dear IAEP Members, Online registration is now available for the upcoming conference in Memphis. Online registration is available until October 15, and is at a discount from on-site fees. Full registration information can be found here: https://environmentalphilosophy.org/2017-annual-meeting-registration/ Source: 2017 Annual […]

2017 Annual Meeting Registration


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A cold Sunday dusk in January, and I take my four-year-old daughter, Arielle, to see wolves. We walk the Northern Trail’s footpath where it curls downhill towards Aurora Avenue’s north-south traffic. I want Arielle to enjoy wolves as much as […]

Of Wolves and Mothers