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Humanity has become a geological force

Today, the human impact on our planet can hardly be underestimated. Climate change, synthetic biology, mass urbanization – ‘We are here’ echoes all over. We have entered the Anthropocene epoch, an age where humanity and its instrumentalities are the most potent and influential geological force. Welcome to the Human Planet.

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‘Human activity may create new species and modes of being’
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The Anthropocene Explosion

Van Mensvoort

Biologically, there is nothing remarkable in the fact that humans are agents of ecological change and environmental …

The age of rust

Meet the incredible new species “Petramosaurus Cavator” and discover its impact on our planet in this short mockumentary by Aber and Mattei.

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Man-Made Coral Reefs

Van Mensvoort

Last week I had the pleasure of being the studio guest at the Earth Beat radio show. I was treated with examples of …

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Surviving the Anthropocene in China

Allison Guy

Edward Wong's fascinating personal essay  reveals the extreme lengths that foreigners and wealthy Chinese go to in …

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Antarctica Is Turning Green

Ruben Baart

Try looking online for images of ‘Antarctica’ and rest assured you will have a series of enchanted pristine white …