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Featured, Global Change, Sustainability »

[8 Dec 2009 | 6 Comments]

Our planet is heating up in a hurry!  Call in the Earth doctors!  Let’s fix the planet!   Now that we’ve pushed Earth systems out of the comfort zone, Earth and environmental scientists are increasingly being called on to address the big questions that affect all of us... [More]

Anthromes, Ecosystems, Featured, Global Change, Land use, Sustainability »

[23 Jul 2009 | 1 Comments]

Should we conserve nature even if it is not wild?  Humans have transformed 40% of earth’s ice-free land into crop fields, pastures and settlements, and have embedded another 37% within used and populated landscapes (anthromes).  While 23% is still free of people and their... [More]

Featured, Global Change, Sustainability »

[8 May 2009 | 11 Comments]

Millennia ago, our species reshaped the ecology of this planet and we have continued to reshape it ever more rapidly and intensively ever since.  Today, we directly use or alter nearly all of earth’s terrestrial ecosystems- the rest we alter indirectly through climate change. ... [More]