Go Home Bay, Georgian Bay, Ont. Credit: Frank W. Micklethwaite/Library and Archives Canada/PA-068493.
Go Home Bay, Georgian Bay, Ont. Credit: Frank W. Micklethwaite/Library and Archives Canada/PA-068493.
Oil spill cleanup in West Vancouver at Ambleside, 1973. Source: John Denniston
Oil spill cleanup in West Vancouver at Ambleside, 1973. Source: John Denniston
Figure 2: Smallpox Vaccine Unit (Preparation Room). 1918 Photograph Album, Sanofi Pasteur Canada (Connaught Campus), Toronto, Archives.
Figure 2: Smallpox Vaccine Unit (Preparation Room). 1918 Photograph Album, Sanofi Pasteur Canada (Connaught Campus), Toronto, Archives.
Stuck sidewalk plow, Halifax, March 2015. Source: Flickr, urbanmkr
Stuck sidewalk plow, Halifax, March 2015. Source: Flickr, urbanmkr

Nature’s Past – Episode 47: Pollution Probe and the History of Environmental Activism in Ontario

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Episode 47: Pollution Probe and the History of Environmental Activism in Ontario [50:31] Download Audio Environmental activism has a long history in Canada. Like others around the world, in the late […]

A Landscape of Science: The Go Home Bay Biological Station

Go Home Bay, Georgian Bay, Ont. Credit: Frank W. Micklethwaite/Library and Archives Canada/PA-068493.

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and the histories of science, technology, and medicine. Previous posts are here, here, and here. Stephen Bocking’s […]

Burrard Inlet, Beaches, and Oil Spills: A Historical Perspective

Oil spill cleanup in West Vancouver at Ambleside, 1973. Source: John Denniston

Last week, British Columbians once again witnessed the effects of oil on Burrard Inlet. Local authorities cautioned residents to avoid the water along the shores in Vancouver and West Vancouver after a […]

Job posting: Director, Place Studies Program, Bucknell University

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The Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment welcomes applications for the position of Director of the Place Studies Program.  The director of the Center’s Place Studies Program designs, conducts, […]

Animal Matter: The Making of ‘Pure’ Bovine Vaccine at the Connaught Laboratories and Farm at the Turn of the Century

Figure 2: Smallpox Vaccine Unit (Preparation Room). 1918 Photograph Album, Sanofi Pasteur Canada (Connaught Campus), Toronto, Archives.

This post was originally published on ActiveHistory.ca as part of a special theme week on #InfectiousHistory. Our thanks to Joanna Dean and to the editors of the theme week, Ian Mosby, […]

Extraordinary Storm, Ordinary Measures: The March 2015 Halifax Snowstorm

Stuck sidewalk plow, Halifax, March 2015. Source: Flickr, urbanmkr

As those in Halifax know, snow is an unavoidable characteristic of the northern city. It falls every year and every so often in such great amounts as to shut down […]

Phenology and Local Knowledge in Early Twentieth-Century Rural Nova Scotia

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) Photo: Sara Spike

In the coastal village of West Petpeswick, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Ella Gaetz and her students found their first mayflowers of 1901 on March 24. In the Acadian community of […]

ICEHO Bulletin 4

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The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations has just posted ICEHO Bulletin 4 April 2015. If you have a contribution for the next bulletin, please send it to me by the beginning of […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2015

Aerial View of Johannesburg Illustrates Divide Between Wealthy Neighborhoods with Trees and Barren Poorer Neighborhoods. Source: Flickr/ Michis

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. Also check […]

Towards a Climate History of the Solar System

An artist imagines what Mars once looked like. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)

Climate historians explore how climate change influenced human history. Until now, their research has investigated environmental changes on Earth, and with good reason. Many examine how climate change affected human beings […]

Les Acadiens et leurs aboiteaux

Source: W.W. Baird, Report on Dykeland Reclamation, 1913 to 1952 (Ottawa: Department of Agriculture, Experimental Farms Service, 1954), 8

Par Ronald Rudin, Université Concordia L’objet physique lié de plus près à l’histoire acadienne a été conçu pour transformer l’environnement. Contrairement aux Européens qui se sont établis ailleurs en Amérique du […]

Met Techs, the Environment and Science at the Joint Arctic Weather Stations, 1947-1972

Lowell Demond about to release a pilot balloon at Mould Bay, 1956. Lowell Demond personal collection, reproduced with permission.

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and the histories of science, technology, and medicine. Previous posts are here and here. This past […]