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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Introducing “Mining and Communities”

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, […]

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

Introducing “Canadian Countercultures and the Environment”

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, […]

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Introducing “Moving Natures”

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, […]

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Introducing “Border Flows”

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, […]

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

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

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 […]

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Introducing “Ice Blink”

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 […]

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 […]

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Why Animals? Introducing “Animal Metropolis”

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 […]

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A Serious Series

In little more than a year, the number of titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press has jumped from two to eight. That means […]

Featured Image: A bird's eye view of the Mackinac straits produced in 1890 by the Detroit and Cleveland Company (public domain).

The Making of ‘Pure Michigan’

This post is the fourth 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 […]