This Gumberg Library research guide is designed to quickly connect the user to print books, ebooks, articles, and other types of resources on the environmental history of the city of Pittsburgh and its surrounding region, including Allegheny County and all of Western Pennsylvania. Because the economy, industry, and lives of workers are intimately tied up with and influence the environment of a region, those topics are also covered on this research guide.
Don't Hold Your Breath (Fight For It!) - Group Against Smog and Pollution
A vintage documentary on local efforts to combat air pollution in the 1970s.
This is the only book-length environmental history of the Pittsburgh region to date. Click the image to read the book.
Available in print from Gumberg Library - Call numbers: GE155 .P4 D48 2003 & GE155 .P4 D48 2005
Also available as an ebook through JSTOR
This includes information on the "Pittsburgh Renaissance." Click the image to read the book.
Available in print from Gumberg Library - Call number: HT168.P48 L6 1991X
Also available as an ebook through Ebook Central
Read Volume 2 Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh: The Post-Steel Era through the ULS Digital Collection
Read Volume 2 through Ebook Central
The Ecology Symbol
Created in 1969 by artist Ron Cobb, this symbol was prominent in early Earth Day materials and became extremely popular. Click to learn about what it signifies: The Ecology Symbol