Tag Archives: environmental history

“Environmental History”
Topics Page: 10 Stories

Pesticides & Ecology

“Power in the Pen”

1962-1963

Rachel Carson’s Silent
Spring took aim
at the chemical industry.

Strip Mining Foe

“Mountain Warrior”

1950s-1980s

Harry Caudill
author and activist
fought for Appalachia.

River Pollution

“Burn On, Big River…”

Cuyahoga River Fires

Oil pollution history
of Cuyahoga River is
covered in this story.

Big Coal vs. Small Town

“Paradise”

1971-John Prine

Strip mining history in
Muhlenberg County, KY is
covered in this story.

Sexy Coal Hype

“G.E.’s Hot Coal Ad”

2005

General Electric’s ‘hot’
TV ad casts coal mining
in an unreal light.

Pesticide Promotion

“…A Richer Harvest”

Union Carbide Ads

“Giant hand” pesticide
ads & the story of
the Bhopal disaster.

Poplar Pipeline Leak

“Oil Fouls Montana”

January 2015

Oil pipeline break pollutes
Yellowstone River
& Glendive’s water.

Gulf Oil Company

“Burning Philadelphia”

Refinery Inferno: 1975

Eleven-alarm oil blaze
kills eight firefighters
& frightens city.

Gulf of Mexico

“Offshore Oil Blaze”

Shell Oil: 1970-71

Oil rig blowout
kills four, burns for
nearly three months.

Big Tank Failure

“Disaster at Pittsburgh”

Ashland Oil: 1988

Oil tank collapse pollutes
drinking water for
millions downstream.


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Date Posted: 9 May 2015
Last Update: 9 May 2015
Comments to: jdoyle@pophistorydig.com

Article Citation:
Jack Doyle, “Environmental History — Topics Page: 10 Stories,”
PopHistoryDig.com, May 9, 2015.

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