Guest Blog Post: The Politics of Temporality in West Virginia Coal Country

Posted on Oct 25, 2017
Guest Blog Post: The Politics of Temporality in West Virginia Coal Country

Editor’s note: Guest blogger John Blatzheim writes about strip mining, vegetative restoration, and temporality in Appalachia. “They might as well be spray painting the mountain green.” –Junior Walker, Coal River Mountain Watch On my first day with Coal River Mountain Watch, an anti-strip mining group in Naoma, West Virginia in the heart of central Appalachia, […]

Some Chemical and More-Than-Human Transformations of Sugar/Energy

Posted on Sep 26, 2017
Some Chemical and More-Than-Human Transformations of Sugar/Energy

Oblivious, or maybe not, to a warming planet and intense global discourse around renewable bioeconomy futures, a tiny sugar molecule one day is synthesized and then makes its way into a cell wall of a sugarcane plant in the southern region of Brazil. This is not the type of sugar that would be found on […]