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Streets of fire: two New York City disasters converge in space and time.

Two eerily similar fire disasters, one in 1911, another in 1958, occurred within a five-block area of New York. Are these tragedies somehow linked?

By |2017-03-19T20:30:37-07:00March 19th, 2017|Geography, History, Spotlight|2 Comments

Environmental history on TV: “The Crown” and the 1952 Great Smog of London.

Leave it to an original Netflix series to depict environmental history as accurately as I've ever seen it on the screen.

By |2016-12-07T20:30:09-07:00December 7th, 2016|Environment, History, Spotlight, TV|0 Comments