Ep. #58 – Standing Rock Forever (feat. Jaskiran Dhillon)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017
Ep. #58 – Standing Rock Forever (feat. Jaskiran Dhillon)

On this week’s episode of the Cultures of Energy podcast Cymene processes the news of the clearance of the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock with the help of Jaskiran Dhillon (New School). They talk about the origins of the #NoDAPL resistance, what it achieved, the new front lines of the struggle and what will […]

“Regardless, We Rise”: The Standing Rock Clearance

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017
“Regardless, We Rise”: The Standing Rock Clearance

Today at 2pm, the emboldened task force detailed with removing protesters at Oceti Sakowin camp will begin making arrests and forcible evictions. I say “emboldened” because, as we know, history has shown how violent leadership gives violent license well beyond the purview of any one leader. The model of fear and intimidation running rampant in our nation […]

Ep. #52 – Arlie Russell Hochshild

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017
Ep. #52 – Arlie Russell Hochshild

Cymene and Dominic talk secret information, anxious white masculinity, emotional labor and neoliberal America’s bus to nowhere. Then (17:48) Berkeley sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild joins us to talk about her five year long foray among Louisiana Tea Party supporters that led to her marvelous book, Strangers in their own Land (New Press), a National Book […]

CENHS & Standing Rock

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017
CENHS & Standing Rock

As the CENHS Predoctoral Fellows reflected on the past year, we devised a plan to write about our favorite podcast episodes in a blog we posted before the Holidays. As we discussed these episodes together, however, we all felt that one episode—or rather, two—deserved special notice. Standing Rock 1 and Standing Rock 2 offered a […]

Ep. #50 – Annise Parker

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016
Ep. #50 – Annise Parker

Cymene and Dominic ring out 2016 by sharing a few energy and environment stories you might have missed. Then (22:11) we welcome to the podcast Annise Parker, three term mayor of Houston (2010-2016), now a fellow at Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders. As Houston’s greenest mayor, we reflect on the major environmental accomplishments […]

Re-Launch of texasclimatenews.org

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015
Re-Launch of texasclimatenews.org

Texas Climate News has recently re-launched its website. Given the recent and violent flash floods in our state, the launch couldn’t be more timely. TCN is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan magazine that publishes reporting and analysis about climate and sustainability. CENHS director Dominic Boyer sits on the TCN advisory board. CENHS is excited to collaborate with TCN in the […]

Climate Odyssey – A Sailing Expedition

Posted by on May 6, 2015
Climate Odyssey – A Sailing Expedition

In June 2015 hydrologist and climate science researcher Zion Klos and environmental artist Lucy Holtsnider, will embark on Climate Odyssey, a year-long sailing expedition spanning the Atlantic coast and northern Caribbean. Learn more and/or donate here.

‘Green Humanities’ – A New Journal of Ecological Thought

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015
‘Green Humanities’ – A New Journal of Ecological Thought

Green Humanities joins journals such as Environmental Humanities, The Goose, and Resilience as new fora for this emerging field. CENHS is excited to read and promote their articles. From the journal website: Newspaper headlines and political discourse habituate us to alarming news about the intensifying dangers of global warming, hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking,’ rising sea levels, and greenhouse gases. All […]

Gnarr on Film – A Special Evening with Jón Gnarr at Rice Cinema, February 19th

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015
Gnarr on Film – A Special Evening with Jón Gnarr at Rice Cinema, February 19th

Join Jón Gnarr and CENHS for the U.S. Premiere of The Man on the Back and two episodes of Naturvaktin. 7pm on Thursday, February 19th at Rice Cinema. Free and open to the public. For more information, please see the event poster:

Brenda Hillman: Poetry Reading and Conversation, February 12th and 13th

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015
Brenda Hillman: Poetry Reading and Conversation, February 12th and 13th

Lecture: Thursday, February 12th at 5:30 pm, Rice University Chapel Conversation: Friday, February 13th at 4pm, Herring Hall 100, Rice University CENHS and the Energy Arts Cluster are excited to welcome poet Brenda Hillman to Rice. Hillman is one of the most acclaimed environmental poets in the United States. Her work engages a wide range […]