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Rat in a flowerbox, New York City (David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons)

#EnvHist Worth Reading: November 2016

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 […]

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

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

    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 […]

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

#EnvHist Worth Reading: October 2016

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 […]

Source: unwinnable.com; http://www.unwinnable.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Paul-Bunyan.jpg

#EnvHist Worth Reading: September 2016

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 […]

“Don flood, south from Bloor Viaduct” 1918. Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 33

Nature’s Past Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book

    Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book [28:00] Download Audio In 2008, I interviewed Jennifer Bonnell about her work on the environmental history of the Don River […]

Road building in Banff, 1925. Source: Environment and Society Portal; Second Century Club collection.

#EnvHist Worth Reading: July 2016

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 […]

On The Beach At Trouville by Claude Monet; Source: WikiArt

#EnvHist Worth Reading: June 2016

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 […]

This Thomas Lovell painting depicts the arduous journey that the Camel Corp endured in the 1850s. Source: www.shraboise.com & armyhistory.org

#EnvHist Worth Reading: May 2016

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 […]

“A section of the Hamilton waterfront, 1927” Source: Library and Archives Canada, 3317003.

Nature’s Past Episode 53: The Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour

    Episode 53: The Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour [41:33] Download Audio If you look at a map of the head of Lake Ontario and the waterfront of […]

Abandoned Military Site in Polar Bear Provincial Park. Source: Ontario Parks

#EnvHist Worth Reading: April 2016

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 […]

"Average Dates of Last Killing Frost in Spring," William Reed Gardner, Charles Franklin Brooks, and F.J. Marschner, 1916. David Rumsey Map Collection

#EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2016

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 […]

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Nature’s Past Episode 52: Hydro-Power and War

    Episode 52: Hydro-Power and War [51:26] Download Audio What fuels war? The total war of the Second World War placed enormous demands on the resources and environment of Canada. […]