Against Native Americans, US waged genocidal war

A new book argues that the US government waged genocidal war against Native Americans from the 1600s to the 1900s.

U. Oregon • futurity
Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 min

Team finds chewed psychedelic flowers at rock art site

Archaeologists have long debated the relationship of psychedelics to rock art. New evidence from Pinwheel Cave in California clarifies the connection.

Kristin Strommer-Oregon • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Prairie with bison indicates origin of ‘lost crops’

The presence of bison in tallgrass prairie ecosystems offers clues to the origins of the "lost crops" on which ancient Native Americans relied.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~8 min

Returning the 'three sisters' – corn, beans and squash – to Native American farms nourishes people, land and cultures

For centuries Native Americans intercropped corn, beans and squash because the plants thrived together. A new initiative is measuring health and social benefits from reuniting the "three sisters."

Christina Gish Hill, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Iowa State University • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

Why COVID-era campaigns against wildmeat consumption aren’t working

Indigenous people in rural Borneo associate the coronavirus with modern life, not their traditional hunting.

Liana Chua, Reader in Anthropology, Brunel University London • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~7 min

How affordable health care can fight climate change

Affordable health care could be a key tool in the fight against climate change, research from Indonesia finds.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Oct. 28, 2020 ~9 min

Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it

A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.

Greg Asner, Director, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science and Professor, Arizona State University • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~9 min

American environmentalism's racist roots have shaped global thinking about conservation

US ideas about conservation center on walling off land from use. That approach often means expelling Indigenous and other poor people who may be its most effective caretakers.

Prakash Kashwan, Co-Director, Research Program on Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights Institute, and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science., University of Connecticut • conversation
Sept. 2, 2020 ~11 min

How racism and classism affect natural ecosystems

Scientists find inequality between humans also harms the birds, the bees, the microbes and the trees.

Jake M. Robinson, PhD Researcher, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Indigenous people are key conservationists

"...Indigenous knowledge is absolutely essential for understanding the cumulative impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation."

Camden Flath-Futurity • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~4 min