All posts tagged Editor’s Picks

Giant's Staircase Spillway, Robert-Bourassa Reservoir

Southern Identity and Northern Territory: Review of Desbiens, Power from the North: Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec.

Caroline Desbiens, Power from the North: Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014). xxiii + 281 pp. $34.95 paper (ISBN 9780774824170). At well over one and […]

Source: Stephen Melkisethian; "#NoDAPL Emergency Rally DC 20 
Washington DC, The White House, February 8, 2017. Around 300 climate justice activists and supporters gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in an emergency action to protest the Army Corps Of Engineer's sudden granting of the required easement to proceed with the construction of the last leg of the Dakota Access pipeline."

An Evolving Conversation: Environmental History and Current Events

In February/March, five new scholars in environmental history, from both the United States and Canada, gathered digitally to begin a discussion of recent environmental trends and issues and how the […]

Norwegian Postcard "F-1516-3 Tromsø. Byen hvor isbjørnen "vandrer" i gatene." Source: Flicker Commons, Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway

#EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2017

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 […]

Roman Boed, "Chicago," Flickr.

Canadian Environmental History at ASEH 2017

This week, the American Society for Environmental History holds its 40th Anniversary Meeting at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. As usual, quite a few Canadians will be among the scholars congregating to […]

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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 […]

"Image from page 242 of "Domesticated animals and plants; a brief treatise upon the origin and development of domesticated races, with special reference to the methods of improvement" (1910)" Source: Flicker Commons

#EnvHist Worth Reading: February 2017

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 […]

Today’s “Ribbon of Green”, City of Edmonton. Personal photo, William Van Arragon.

Whose ‘Ribbon of Green’? HGIS and the Histories of Edmonton’s River Valley and Ravines System

By Mo Engel, Shannon Stunden Bower, Andrew Tappenden, and William Van Arragon If you were to ask many Edmontonians today what they think makes their city special, odds are good […]

Pioneer Cabin Tree. Source: Tom Purcell, Flickr Commons

#EnvHist Worth Reading: January 2017

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 […]

The recently completed Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, 1977. Library of Congress.

Down the Line: Exploring the Environmental History of Pipelines

Editor’s Note: This post is the seventh 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 (ASEH) […]

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Environmental History, Conservation, and the Social Sciences

If we are honest with ourselves, environmental historians will often admit to nagging doubts about whether our vocation is a useful one. Amid increasingly obvious signs of a climate change, […]

Polar Bear Swim, English Bay, Vancouver, BC. Source: Flickr

The Otter~La loutre: Top Five Posts of 2016

With 2016 behind us, now is the time to take a quick peek at the most popular posts of the year on The Otter~La loutre. 2016 was a big year for […]

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 […]