Fertile terra preta soils were created through centuries of carefully managed land use. Scientists are taking cues from these soils to better sequester carbon and improve soil for agriculture.
Ancient Polynesian voyagers sailed thousands of kilometers with no maps or compasses; they followed nature’s clues. Using the same tools, the Moananuiākea Voyage will set sail from Alaska and circle the Pacific.
A librarian has developed citation templates for oral teachings shared by members of Indigenous communities.
Extractive and exploitive practices erode trust in Western science among Indigenous communities. Changing funding structures is one way to develop reciprocity and respect and repair relationships.
The Minnesota Geological Survey has contributed to the dispossession of homelands from Indigenous Peoples. The agency is creating more just policies.
Earth and environmental sciences have some of the least diverse racial and ethnic representation in academia. To face profound future challenges, the fields need to address the inequities of the past and how they inform the present.
Historian finds the liberal arts support a deeper study of science.
The history of geoscience is filled with racist ideology and problematic foundational figures. A new set of modules aims to help educators by offering more inclusive context for inequities in the field today.
Indigenous Knowledges can be accurate, rigorous, and precise, say researchers in New Zealand, and they can help geomorphologists see landscapes in a new, richer way.
Un nuevo modelo de trabajo podría ayudar a los científicos a diseñar y facilitar la investigación que cumpla tanto los estándares de ética científica como los culturales, al trabajar con conocimiento indígena acerca del clima y el ambiente.