The Colonial Roots of Present Crises

Amitav Ghosh on world events from the Pakistan floods to the war in Ukraine and the challenges ahead for progressives.

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Anthropogenic Venice: Surviving Life in a Lagoon

Venice‘s changing relationship with the lagoon surrounding it could herald the decline of the city and its ecosystem.

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Cry Me a River: Poland’s Threatened Waterways

The Polish government’s plans for Poland’s rivers would be disastrous – instead, control should be handed to communities.

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Questions Surfaced After Floodwaters Receded in the Balkans

The severe flooding which hit large areas of the Balkan region in spring 2014 highlighted serious flaws in the state response to such emergencies, as well as failures of environmental policy and planning. Fellow citizens and volunteers became a lifeline for those in need, as a result.

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