air pollution




In this chapter of the virtual exhibition “Representing Environmental Risks in the Landscapes of US Militarization,” literary scholar Hsuan Hsu discusses the emergence and controversial politics of US military bases on foreign soil.

Monster movies

Monster movies

Literary scholar Hsu Hsuan writes about the relation between the content of monster movies like Godzilla and US military activity in the Pacific. This is a chapter of the virtual exhibition “Representing Environmental Risk in the Landscapes of US Militarization.”

Documentary film

Documentary film

Documentary films can be a means to disclose the elusive long-term effects of nuclear and chemical contamination. This is a chapter of the virtual exhibition “Representing Environmental Risk in the Landscapes of US Militarization,” written and curated by literary scholar Hsu Hsuan.

Giant Mine opens near Yellowknife – 1948

In 1948 the Giant Mine became a major producer of gold and eventually arsenic trioxide, presenting major pollution problems for local First Nations and a long term legacy issue as 237,000 tons of arsenic remains buried in underground chambers.


Yearley, Steve, Steve Cinderby, John Forrester, Peter Bailey, and Paul Rosen, "Participatory Modelling and the Local Governance of the Politics of UK Air Pollution: A Three-City Case Study"

While some have argued that, in democratic societies, people simply have a right to a participatory role, others base arguments for public participation on the idea that lay people may have access to knowledge which is unknown to officially sanctioned experts. This paper reports on a novel empirical approach called “participatory modelling” to analyse and capture such “lay” understandings.

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring: Encounters and Legacies

About this issue

This issue of RCC Perspectives takes a sweeping look at encounters with and legacies of the book, examining the global impact of Silent Spring over its half century of existence and considering the ways in which Rachel Carson’s ecological worldview equips us to understand and confront current and future challenges to our planet.