Tag Archives: environment

The microbial roots of life and health

David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, co-authors of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health (W. W. Norton & Company, 2015), will discuss their book on Feb. 9 at 3:15 p.m. in McElroy Faculty Dining Room. … Continue reading

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Socio-environmental issues

Boston College sociologist Brian Gareau, along with Damian White and Alan Rudy, have published Environments, Natures and Social Theory (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), a groundbreaking text that provides a definitive, cross-disciplinary mapping of the state of environmental social theory. The authors insist … Continue reading

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Naturalizing Heidegger

In Naturalizing Heidegger: His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 2015), Assistant Professor of the Practice of Philosophy David Storey proposes a new interpretation of Heidegger’s importance for environmental philosophy. Primarily drawing on Heidegger’s … Continue reading

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Thoreau & climate change

Biologist Richard B. Primack will present “Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord” on Apr. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, Room 511. Primack is the author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods (University of Chicago Press), which uses … Continue reading

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Planet protector

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben has shaped public perception–and public action–on climate change, alternative energy, and sustainability. He will give a talk (dubbed a Boston Globe Best Bet) on “350: The Most Important Number in the World” at Boston College … Continue reading

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Big battle over a little fish

More than 30 years after arguing one of the nation’s most significant environmental law cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Boston College Law School Professor Zygmunt J. B.  Plater has published an account of the iconic story of the legal … Continue reading

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Chasing Ice

The Arts Festival will host a book-signing by alumnus and noted nature photographer James Balog on Apr. 25 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall. He will be signing copies of his book, ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, a visual chronicle … Continue reading

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