Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues


Ten Books to Contextualize the Environmental History of Food and Agriculture in Canada

By Andrew Watson, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Sean Kheraj Last year, Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast, published a special series called, “Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues”. Each episode focused on a different contemporary environmental issue and featured interviews and discussions with historians whose research explains the context and background. Following up […]


Ten Books to Contextualize Canadian Fisheries

By Andrew Watson, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Sean Kheraj Last year, Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast, published a special series called, “Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues”. Each episode focused on a different contemporary environmental issue and featured interviews and discussions with historians whose research explains the context and background. Following up […]


Ten Books to Contextualize Health and Environmental Issues in Canadian Aboriginal History

By Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj Last year, Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast, published a special series called, “Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues”. Each episode focused on a different contemporary environmental issue and featured interviews and discussions with historians whose research explains the context and background. […]


Ten Books to Contextualize Global Warming

By Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj Last year, Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast, published a special series called, “Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues”. Each episode focused on a different contemporary environmental issue and featured interviews and discussions with historians whose research explains the context and background. […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 38 Now Available

Episode 38 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 8 – Tar Sands: 29 May 2013 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past38.mp3][01:38:37] The northern Alberta tar sands (or bitumen) resource is the most well-known environmental issue in Canada today. Representing both a significant component of the nation’s resource economy, and the single greatest threat to […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 37 Available

Episode 37 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 7 – Agri-Food Systems, II: 5 May 2013 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past37.mp3][55:25] The history of Canadian food and agriculture is an enormous topic with both a global and deeply personal scope. All humans require food to live and agricultural products become food for our […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 36 Available 2

Episode 36 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 6 – Agri-Food Systems, I: 31 March 2013 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past36.mp3][01:20:20] The history of Canadian food and agriculture is an enormous topic with both a global and deeply personal scope. All humans require food to live and agricultural products become food for our […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 35 Available

Episode 35 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 5 – Fisheries, Regulation, and Science: 28 February 2013 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past35.mp3][01:12:58] The need for thoughtful histories on contemporary Canadian environmental issues has never been more critical than it is regarding the present state of the country’s fisheries. In June 2012, funding for […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 34 Available

Episode 34 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 4 – The Canadian Environmental Movement II: 21 January 2013 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past34.mp3][01:02:16] The environmental movement is one of the most popular topics in Canadian environmental history. At present, the environmental movement in Canada is at a bit of a crossroads. Having finally […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 33 Available

Episode 33 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 3 – The Canadian Environmental Movement I: 27 November 2012 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past33.mp3][01:02:39] The environmental movement is one of the most popular topics in Canadian environmental history. At present, the environmental movement in Canada is at a bit of a crossroads. Having finally […]