Tag: mining

Lunchtime Colloquia, Winter Semester 2015/2016

Lise Sedrez on “A Man, a Woman and an Island in Guanabara Bay: How Two Scientists Turned a Hydrobiology Station into a Pollution Monitoring Center in 1950s Rio de Janeiro”   Kirsten Wehner on “Towards an Ecological Museology: Integrating ‘Nature’ and ‘Culture’ at the…

Extracting Stories

Workshop: Environmental History of Latin America and the Caribbean – Saisama, Colombia, 8-10 June 2013 Post by Katie Ritson (Managing Editor, RCC) Sasaima is in the Andean hills of the Magdalena valley, in the region of Colombia called Cundinamarca; walking through these rich, green…

Living with Zombie Mines

Post by John Sandlos and Arn Keeling Mention the words “zombie mine” and you risk conjuring images of grotesque undead figures lurking in dark abandoned tunnels, more the stuff of movie or video game fantasies than anything to do with mining in the real…

Germany’s “Coal Pit” Reinvents Itself

This post was originally composed for polis and is re-posted here with their permission. “Deep in the West, where the sun is gathering dust,” bellows Herbert Grönemeyer in an ode to his home town, Bochum, “things are better, much better than you think.” Even…