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If we turn to the present, we’re seeing an incredible outpouring of smart, inventive nonfiction. … Subhankar Banerjee…is an increasingly indispensable voice, someone with the right mix of courage, creativity and the capacity to make quick, urgent interventions.
—Rob Nixon, from Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, June 2014

SELECT ARTICLES   —   HIGHLIGHTS   2008–2021




Caribou with calves, Coastal Plain, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska (photo by Subhankar Banerjee, 2002).



Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection

14 September 2020, READ ON COMMON DREAMS




We Must Mobilize to Avert a Lonely Earth

Senator Tom Udall and Subhankar Banerjee, 20 October 2020, READ ON SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN




Biden on Biodiversity: The Silence and the Promise

21 January 2021, READ ON COMMON DREAMS




One of the Best Ways to Protect Biodiversity is to Preserve Indigenous Languages

2 December 2020, READ ON COUNTERPUNCH




An Unknowable Tragedy: Sundarbans after Cyclone Amphan

5 June 2020, Species in Peril e–letter vol. 1 no. 2, READ ON SPECIES IN PERIL





Anil Mistry is distributing cyclone relief materials to residents of Kalidaspur Village, Sundarbans, West Bengal, India.
Photo courtesy of Anil Mistry / Bali Nature & Wildlife Conservation Society, May 29, 2020.




Art as Long Environmentalism

Spring 2019 (5.1), special collection “Ecocritoicism,” edited by Karl Kusserow

READ ON PANORAMA: JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF HISTORIANS OF AMERICAN ART




Biological Annihilation: A Planet in Loss Mode

Subhankar Banerjee with Introduction by Tom Engelhardt, 11 December 2018, READ ON TOMDISPATCH




The Fight for Alaska’s Arctic Has Just Begun

Subhankar Banerjee and Lois Epstein, 6 November 2018

READ ON TECHNOSPHERE MAGAZINE’S ARCTIC DOSSIER (HKW–BERLIN)




Resisting the War on Alaska’s Arctic with Multispecies Justice

Social Text online special issue “Beyond the Extractive View,” edited by Macarena Gómez–Barris, 7 June 2018

READ ON SOCIAL TEXT ONLINE





Arctic Refuge rally in Washington, DC (photo by Subhankar Banerjee, June 15, 2018).



Drilling, Drilling, Everywhere…
Will the Trump Administration Take Down the Arctic Refuge?


Subhankar Banerjee with Introduction by Tom Engelhardt, 9 November 2017, READ ON TOMDISPATCH




Paradise Burning
Why We All Need to Learn the Word “Anthropogenic”


Subhankar Banerjee with Introduction by Tom Engelhardt, 30 July 2015, READ ON TOMDISPATCH




In the Warming Arctic Seas

Summer 2015 issue “Climate’s Cliff,” 1 June 2015, READ ON WORLD POLICY JOURNAL




The Varieties of Environmental Violence

A review of Rob Nixon’s Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (Harvard University Press, 2011)

22 November 2013, READ ON LARB





Sea Ice, Beaufort Sea, Alaska (photo by Subhankar Banerjee, July 2002).



Can Shell Be Stopped?

A Letter to the Editor, The New York Review of Books, 6 June 2013, READ ON NYRB




Walking the Waters
How to Bring the Major Oil Companies Ashore and Halt the Destruction of Our Oceans


Subhankar Banerjee with Introduction by Tom Engelhardt, 2 August 2012, READ ON TOMDISPATCH




Cancún Opens for GREEN Business But REDD Will Destroy Indigenous Forest Cultures

29 November 2010, READ ON CLIMATESTORYTELLERS




BPing the Arctic?
Will the Obama Administration Allow Shell Oil to Do to Arctic Waters What BP Did to the Gulf?


Subhankar Banerjee with Introduction by Tom Engelhardt, 25 May 2010, READ ON TOMDISPATCH




Land–as–Home versus Environmental and Political Imperialism in the American North

The Scholar & Feminist special issue “Gender on Ice,” edited by Lisa Bloom, Elena Glasberg and Laura Kay,

Issue 7.1 : Fall 2008, READ ON S&F ONLINE





Chital, Parambikulum Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India (photo by Subhankar Banerjee, August 2019).