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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. […]

Aerial photograph of the Hoover Dam on the Border of Nevada and Arizona (10/30/1955) (via Records of the Defense Intelligence Agency/National Archives)

#EnvHist Worth Reading: February 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 […]

Figure 3: Anthromes for Oklahoma, 1900. Source: Inhabit the Anthropocene

#EnvHist Worth Reading: January 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 […]

Hiking, Olympic National Park, 1945-1965. Source: General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005, AR-28001001-ph001712, Washington State Archives. Original images held at the Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA.

Nature’s Past Episode 51: Has Environmental History Lost Its Way?

    Episode 51: Has Environmental History Lost Its Way? [53:04] Download Audio Late last year in December, Lisa Brady, the editor of the journal, Environmental History, posted a provocatively titled […]

Chief Piapot and warriors with Lt-Governor Dewdney, 1885. Source: Library and Archives Canada, 3247947.

Clearing the Plains and Clearing the Air: Environmental History and National Memory [Video]

In November 2015, Professor James Daschuk delivered the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History at York University. The title of his lecture was, “Clearing the Plains and Clearing the Air: […]

Clam gardens can provide more productive habitat for clams than regular intertidal areas. Photo by Darcy Mathews via Hakai Institute, "Clam Gardens are Cultivating a New Look at Ancient Land Use."

#EnvHist Worth Reading: December 2015

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 […]

Scraps of notes and letters, some dating back centuries, were discovered in birds' nests. Photo: Courtesy of Audubon.org and Zvenigorod Historical and Architectural Museum

#EnvHist Worth Reading: November 2015

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.W. Boland splitting firewood Fort Franklin, Great Bear Lake, N.W.T. (1928) Source: Library and Archives Canada, 3364562

Nature’s Past Episode 50: Canadian Energy History

    Episode 50: Canadian Energy History [54:06] Download Audio According to a study by Richard Unger and John Thistle, Canadians consumed 430 petajoules of energy in 1867. Combining energy from […]

Bison skulls in the US in 1870. Source: truth-out.org/public domain

#EnvHist Worth Reading: October 2015

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: buzzfeed.com

#EnvHist Worth Reading: September 2015

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 […]