environmental history

In this episode, we discuss the first successful orca whale capture by Marineland of the Pacific. While the whale, Wanda, didn’t survive long, her capture caught the imagination of entertainers and the interest of the scientific community. We delve into the events of that day, subsequent captures, Judy Collins and approaching biology from a historical […]

Shades of Green’s fourth episode of spring term features an interview with Dr. Catherine McNeur, an author and Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Public History at PSU. Dr.McNeur explains her research focus and the topic of her book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City. Taming Manhattan starts by examining early 19th century […]

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