Environmental Studies

Searching for the Seventies

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Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project

By Bruce I. Bustard
D Giles Ltd., $35

Reviewed by ROGER ARCHIBALD

During its infancy in the 1970s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency embarked on a campaign to document the state of America’s environment through photographs,to create a visual baseline against which all future environmental changes could be compared.

April 3, 2013 to April 6, 2013

Environmental History Conference in Toronto April 3-6, 2013

The American Society for Environmental History’s annual conference will bring together more than 700 delegates from around the world to discuss climate change, energy policy, Alberta Oil Sands, and more.

"Bird, Plane, Bacteria? Microbes Thrive In Storm Clouds"

"Microbes are known to be able to thrive in extreme environments, from inside fiery volcanoes to down on the bottom of the ocean. Now scientists have found a surprising number of them living in storm clouds tens of thousands of feet above the Earth. And those airborne microbes could play a role in global climate."

Source: NPR, 01/29/2013
May 4, 2013

Burke Museum's Fifth Annual Environmental Writers' Workshop

This Saturday workshop in Seattle will inspire attendees to continue writing about the environment in all its guises. Instructors bring years of experience as writers, researchers, and teachers. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science, and field time into well-crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world.

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