Abandoned headframe at Giant Mine, Yellowknife, NWT. Photo by Arn Keeling.
Abandoned headframe at Giant Mine, Yellowknife, NWT. Photo by Arn Keeling.

NiCHE New Scholars December Update

NiCHE New Scholars do not meet in December. Starting in the new year we will turn our attention to the practical work of environmental history including discussions on scholarly activism, […]

Busting Ghosts: Building an HGIS to Reveal Historical Mine Waste Producers and Develop Strategies to Mitigate Future Risk

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Editor’s Note: This post is the fifth in the “Seeds: New Research in Environmental History” series cosponsored by NiCHE and Edge Effects, highlighting the work of members of the American Society for Environmental History […]

Nature’s Past Episode 55: Asbestos Mining and Environmental Health

“Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, QC, 1944” Source: Library and Archives Canada, Mikan 3197547

    Episode 55: Asbestos Mining and Environmental Health [38:08] Download Audio In 2012, Canada stopped mining and exporting asbestos. Once considered a miracle mineral for its fireproof qualities, asbestos came […]

Dusting off the history of drought on the Canadian Prairies in the 1930s

Image credit: Glenbow Archives NA-2496-1

By George Colpitts, Shannon Stunden Bower and Bill Waiser [Editors Note: This posts was prepared for both our website and ActiveHistory.ca where it was published last week.] The dustbowl years […]

Introducing “Mining and Communities”

Abandoned headframe at Giant Mine, Yellowknife, NWT. Photo by Arn Keeling.

We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, […]

Introducing “Canadian Countercultures and the Environment”

"Hippies Welcome at Heron Rocks." There is debate locally whether this was meant ironically.

We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, […]

Introducing “Moving Natures”

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We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, […]

Introducing “Border Flows”

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We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, […]

Indigenous Voices and Resistance in Oil Pipeline History: The Dene Tha’ and the Norman Wells Pipeline

New York City rally in support of Standing Rock Water Protectors. Source: Joe Catron, Flickr.

The actions, protest, and resistance in Sioux Nation Territory among Indigenous people, ENGOs, and other allies in North Dakota in recent months echo what Paul Sabin once referred to as […]

Introducing “Ice Blink”

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We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, Stephen […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: October 2016

Three camoufleurs in the Women’s Reserve Camouflage Corps  make one woman disappear into the forest floor.  (Photo: NARA/165-WW-599G-1); Source: Atlas Obscura

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Why Animals? Introducing “Animal Metropolis”

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We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, Joanna […]