It’s one thing to say that our landscapes are made up of layers of past activities and value structures, but quite another thing to explore, in detail, how those layers have been put down, what has been “erased” by successive layers, what elements endure, and, perhaps most challengingly,
As the official "Black History Month" comes to a close, we are mindful that environmental history is Black history, and, more specifically, that the histories of our waters are deeply intertwined with the histories of Black communities. This
Very quick note today about one of the most-overlooked species of animals living in the Mississippi: mussels. My friend and colleague Jessica Kozarek of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory wrote a lot more about them in this article
At least, the drawn-down waters showed a lot to people who knew what they were looking at!
Ten years ago, in February, 2008, the Army Corps of Engineers drew down the water surface of the Mississippi River between Upper St. Anthony Lock, and the lower lock, so City of Minneapolis public
I’ve spent a lot of time recently listening to scientists talk about water, which is always interesting and informative. Hydrologists, aquatic ecologists, fluvial geomorphologists, and all the other disciplines and sub disciplines that focus on water share one thing: a detailed attention