Category Archives: Environmental

The Population Bomb – Paul R. Ehrlich (1968)

“The Population Bomb is a best-selling book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich (who was uncredited), in 1968. It predicted worldwide famine in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as … Continue reading

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“Burn On, Big River…” Cuyahoga River Fires

1969 Cuyahoga River fire in Cleveland, Ohio “In June 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio caught fire — a river long polluted with oily wastes, chemicals, and debris. The river fire, coming at a time of emerging national concern … Continue reading

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CoEvolution Quarterly

“… CoEvolution Quarterly had a profound influence on me from its inception in spring 1974 through to the end of its storied run, ten years later. CQ was the brain-child of Stewart Brand and a band of highly educated, counter-culture … Continue reading

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Stewart Udall – The Quiet Crisis (1963)

“Between last Earth Day and today–in fact, in March, during the final healthcare votes–Stewart Udall died. He was appointed by President Kennedy to serve as Secretary of Interior in 1961, and stayed under President Johnson until 1969, just before the … Continue reading

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Buckminster Fuller Documented His Life Every 15 Minutes, from 1920 Until 1983

“If you’ve heard of Buckminster Fuller, you’ve almost certainly heard the word ‘Dymaxion.’ Despite its strong pre-Space Age redolence, the term has somehow remained compelling into the 21st century. But what does it mean? When Fuller, a self-described ‘comprehensive, anticipatory … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill – 1969: California

Map showing the extent of the Santa Barbara Oil spill’s surface oil and initial coastal impact as of February 5th, 1969, and later, the spill’s longer reach north to near San Luis Obispo, and as far south as San Diego. … Continue reading

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A Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold (1949)

“A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There is a 1949 non-fiction book by American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Describing the land around the author’s home in Sauk County, Wisconsin, the collection of essays advocate Leopold’s idea … Continue reading

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