water pollution

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.


Polluted Water

This article discusses the shift in perception regarding polluted water. When did perceptions of polluted water change, when was it no longer considered a part of everyday life? And what caused the tide to turn?

Notes From the Greenhouse: Making the Case for Environmental History

About this issue

This volume of RCC Perspectives contains an English and a German version of a speech made by RCC Director Christof Mauch in 2009. In his speech, Mauch outlines the purpose of the Rachel Carson Center and argues for the importance of studying environmental history.