Dagomar Degroot, who recently wrote for the Environmental History Journal (“”A Catastrophe Happening in Front of Our Very Eyes”: The Environmental History of a Comet Crash on Jupiter”), have been asked to share his findings about the Shoemaker-levi 9 comet on the Oxford University Press-blog. The blog article can be found here: http://blog.oup.com/2017/01/comet-crash-jupiter/.
Environmental Historian Dagomar Degroot on the OUP-blog “How a comet crash on Jupiter may lead us to mine asteroids near Earth”
Leisl Carr Childers and Michael Childers, both of Northern Iowa University, are the new co-editors for the journal’s book review section. We are pleased to have them on board!
Congratulations to T. Robert Hart, who won the Southern Historical Association’s 2015 Jack Temple Kirby Award for his article “The Lowcountry Landscape: Politics, Preservation, and the Santee-Copper Project,” published in Environmental History 13.1 (Jan 2013). The Kirby Award is made every other year for the best article in Southern agricultural or environmental history from the prior two years.
Oxford Journals has made Hart’s article available for free here: http://envhis.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/1/127
Editor in chief Lisa Brady contributed to a story on environmental history on the BBC 4 program, Making History.
A recent issue of The Alpinist featured an article titled “The Sharp End: These Winter Palaces.” Here, Katie Ives explored how cold places have captured imaginations since the beginnings of modern alpinism, referring to (among others) Mark Carey’s article “The History of Ice: How Glaciers Became an Endangered Species” in Environmental History 3, 2007. The full text of Carey’s article can be read for free here at environmentalhistory.net.
Envirotech awarded the 2014 Joel A. Tarr Article Prize to Andrew Denning for his article “From Sublime Landscapes to ‘White Gold’: How Skiing Transformed the Alps after 1930,” published inEnvironmental History 19 (January 2014): 78-108.