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“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. […]

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: […]