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Dyeing to be Green: The Chicago River and St. Patrick’s Day

No holiday or public festivity is likely more associated with one color than St. Patrick’s Day. Green hats, green shamrocks, and green beer. And green water. Since 1962, Chicago has […]

Parks Canada sign on Rideau System. Photo by Daniel Macfarlane

Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada

Editor’s Note: This is the introductory post for a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.”    Is hydroelectricity “green”? Renewable energy advocates are divided on this score. On the one hand, electricity from […]

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Review: The Once and Future Great Lakes Country

Reviewed By: Matthew S. Wiseman (Wilfrid Laurier University) Published: The Otter-NiCHE (August, 2014) Riley, John L. The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, […]

Diving from the Pont D. Luis I, Porto, Portugal. Source: Dale Barbour

Liminal Moments on the Way to & from Guimarães

This is the 4th in a series of posts written by recipients of NiCHE New Scholar Travel Grants to attend the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal.   Lisbon/July […]

Downstream: reimagining water

Event Date: Mar 6 2012 – Mar 24 2012 Event Website: – City: Vancouver An exhibition and event series examining the spaces in which we live through the lens of […]

Conference Report: The Industrialization of Rivers in Comparative Perspective

Event Date: Sep 24 2009 – Sep 26 2009 Event Website: – City: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec Country: Canada L’Industrialisation des Rivieres: perspectives comparées / The Industrialization of Rivers in Comparative Perspective […]

L’Industrialisation des Rivieres / Industrialization of Rivers

Event Date: Sep 24 2009 – Sep 26 2009 Event Website: – City: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec Country: Canada Primary Contact Name: Stephane Castonguay Contact Email: Stephane.Castonguay@uqtr.ca 24- 26 Sept, 2009: How […]

Site C Forum Published

Event Date: Nov 20 2009 Event Website: – City: Vancouver, BC Country: Canada The future of BC energy policy turns to a considerable extent on the possibility of further hydro […]

Site C Website Launched

In the Fall term, 2008, a seminar of UBC Geography students conducted a class project on the proposed Site C dam on the Peace River. After researching various aspects of […]

Site C Workshop

Event Date: Nov 21 2008 Event Website: – City: Vancouver, BC Country: Canada Recently, the CWHP/PHEC, in association with Green College and the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, […]

A Roundtable on the Past and Future of Hydro in British Columbia

Event Date: Nov 20 2008 Event Website: – City: Vancouver, BC Country: Canada Participants: Paul Hirt (Arizona State), Tina Loo (CRC, UBC) and Jeremy Mouat (U of Alberta) British Columbians […]

Water History Papers at the Canadian Parks for Tomorrow, 40th Anniversary Conference

Event Date: May 8 2008 – May 12 2008 Event Website: – City: Calgary, AB Country: Canada Although the Canadian Parks for Tomorrow Conference included a wide range of papers […]