Ecology

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Connexions Library

Alternative Economic Indicators
Anderson, Victor
Book
1991
Anderson outlines out a new conceptual framework for economics which gives attention to enviromentalism and social indicators as well as financial ones.
Anarchism and Ecology
Purchase, Graham
Book
1997
This book outlines the history of our slow alienation from environment, and proposes some visionary and yet practical solutions to the global ecological crisis.
Beyond Interdependence: The Meshing of the World's Economy and the Earth's Ecology
MacNeill, Jim; Winsemius, Pieter; Yakushiji, Taizo
Book
1992
Bookchin on Technology
McLaughlin, Tom
Article
1978
Murray Bookchin's arguments for a liberatory technology.
Canada: A Natural History
Livingston, John; Fitzharris, Tim
Book
1988
Canada: A Natural History surveys the varying ecosystems of the northern part of this continent, explaining their characteristics, vividly illustrated by the photographs of Tim Fitzharris.
Caring For Earth Mother
Solomon, Keesheanakwat Art
Article
A poem.
Cascadia Rising to Save the Forest: Against The Current vol. 110
Wald, Sarah
Article
2004
Protests in nine cities across California, Oregon and Washington took place February 23rd, coordinated by the Cascadia Rising Project, in response to the Bush Administration's removal of protections o...
The Closing Circle: Man, Technology & the Environment
Commoner, Barry
Book
1971
Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies. ...
Barry Commoner 1917-2012
Article
2012
Barry Commoner, biologist, environmental, socialist, humanist, and one of the central leaders of the anti-nuclear-testing movement, dies at 95. He is particularly remembered for the “Four Laws of Ecol...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered
Devall, Bill & Sessions, George
Book
Divine ecstasy of Nature: Selected Writings by John Muir
Williams, Terry Tempest
Article
2017
A new collection of John Muir's (1838-1914) writings promises to inspire another generation to fall in love with wild nature, to care for it, to know that wilderness is not optional but central to our...
Divine wilderness: John Muir's spiritual and political journey
Flinders, Tim
Article
2016
For John Muir, founder of America's national parks, immersion in nature was a blessing providing direct communion with divinity,and the cause of a spiritual awakening that inspired his life's work: to...
The Domination of Nature
Leiss, William
Book
Leiss relates environmental concerns back to the fundamental problem of man's domination of his fellow man. In doing so, he argues for a reconsideration of the relationship between humanity and nature...
Downstream and Upstream Ecologists: The People, Organizatons, and Ideas Behind the Movement
Mercier, Jean
Book
1997
Mercier discusses the environmental movement and identifies specialized ecologists of different spectrums.
Earth's Life Support Systems Failing
Leahy, Stephen
Article
2009
The world has failed to slow the accelerating extinction crisis despite 17 years of national and international efforts since the great hopes raised at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience
Biehl, Janet; Staudenmaier, Peter
Book
1995
Explores the integral role ecological ideas played in German fascism, along with anti-rational, quasi-New Age ideas about nature, blood, and soil. A second essay looks at certain present-day ecologic...
The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet
Foster, John
Book
Argues that the roots of the present ecological crisis lie in capital's rapacious expansion, which has now achieved unprecedented heights of irrationality across the globe.
The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth
Foster, John Bellamy; Clark, Brett; York, Richard
Book
2011
Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the ba...
Ecology Against Capitalism
Foster, John Bellamy
Book
Deals with such issues as pollution, sustainable development, technological responses to environmental crisis, population growth, soil fertility, the preservation of ancient forests, and the "new econ...
Ecology as Politics
Gorz, Andre
Book
1980
Socialism is no better than capitalism if it makes use of the same tools. The total domination of nature inevitably entails a domination of people by the techniques of domination.
Ecology For Beginners
Croall, Stephen; Rankin, William
Book
1981
Amusing, solidly resesearched, and sophisticated, Ecology for Beginners tells a fast and furious tale of Man, Woman, and their struggle with the environment.
The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1982
Bookchin's synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, cons...
Ecology and Social Action
Commoner, Barry
Article
1973
That there is an important connection between ecology and social action is now self-evident. There seems little reason to doubt that there is some connection between what ecology tells us about the de...
Ecology Watch
Article
1991
Poverty has been identified as a major cause of environmental degradation
The Economy of an Ecological Society Will Be at the Service of Humanity
Karlin, Mark
Article
2017
What would a truly just, equal and ecologically sustainable future look like? Why would it require a change in our economic system, namely the end of capitalism? Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams answer...
Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston
Callenbach, Ernest
Book
1975
A novel describing an ecological utopia.
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
The Four Laws Of Ecology And The Four Anti-Ecological Laws Of Capitalism
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2012
An exponential growth dynamic is inherent in capitalism, a system whereby money is exchanged for commodities, which are then exchanged for more money on an ever increasing scale.
From National Bolshevism to Ecologism
Goldner, Loren
Article
1980
National Bolshevism, which made its appearance in the German council movement in 1920, was initially created by two ex-militants of the American I.W.W., who played in Germany the same role as anarcho-...
Germany East: Dissent and Opposition
Allen, Bruce
Book
1989
An overview of oppositional movements in East Germany, ranging from the 1953 insurrection to the oppositional movements of the 1908s.
Global Thoughts, Local Actions
McConkey, David
Book
1984
A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
Global Warning...Global Warming
Bernarde, Melvin A.
Book
1992
Green Cities: Ecologically Sound Approaches to Urban Space
Gordon, David (ed.)
Book
1990
Visions from around the world for an ecological urban model. Argues that putting wilderness in cities is good for conservation of wildlife.
A Green City Program: For San Francisco Bay Area Cities & Towns
Berg, Peter; Magilavy, Beryl, Zuckerman, Seth
Book
1989
Ideas for green, sustainable cities.
The Green Economy
Jacobs, Michael
Book
1991
Guide to Ecology Information and Organizations
Book
1976
Ecology address book. Written primarily for public librarians and library patrons.
Harvest of Devastation: The Industrialization of Agriculture and its Human and Environmental Consequences
Vallianatos, E.G.
Book
1994
Explains how western farming practices being imposed in other countries harm peasant communities, indigenous cultures, and the ecology.
Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism
Plant, Judith
Book
1989
An anthology of writings on ecofeminism.
Human Ecology: Issues in the North
Riewe, R ; Oakes, J
Book
1992
In Our Backyard: A Greater Vancouver Environmental Guide...
Trendell-Whittaker, Peggy
Book
1992
In Our Backyard focuses on environmental problems that apply directly to Greater Vancouver. With detials on local garbage and recylcing facilities, water and energy consumption, sewage disposal, air q...
In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
London, Scott
Article
2016
Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this ...
The Invention of Nature: adventures of Alexander Humboldt, lost hero of science
Mellen, Matt
Article
2016
Andrea Wulf's book about the remarkable 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt is welcome, opportune and a pleasure to read, packed as it is with high adventure and amazing discov...
Is Capitalism Sustainable?: Political Economy and the Politics of Ecology
O'Connor, Martin
Book
1994
The book concludes that world-scale capitalism may be viable for some time, but its costs (cultural, ecological, increased conflict) will be great.
John Bellamy Foster answers five questions about Marxism and ecology: Can Marxism strengthen our understanding of ecological crises? The author of Marx’s Ecology replies to a critic on metabolic rift, sustainab
Foster, John Bellamy; Sarkar, Saral
Article
2017
In the Anthropocene, we are faced with the eventual prospect, if society continues to follow the path of business as usual, of the end of civilization (in the sense of organized human society) and eve...
Kovel, Joel: Connexipedia Article
Article
American politician, academic, writer, and eco-socialist. (Born 1936).
Last Stand: A Riveting Expose of Environmental Pillage and a Lone Journalist's Struggle to Keep Faith
Manning, Richard
Book
1992
The author describes his confrontation with big business, examining the clash between nature and consumer society.
Leopold, Aldo: Connexipedia Article
Article
American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist who was influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and in the movement for wilderness preservation. (1887-1948).
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay
Nickerson, Michael
Book
2006
The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example ...
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
Book
1992
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
Marx and Engels on ecology: A reply to radical critics
Williams, Chris
Article
2017
A review of the book "Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique" authored by Paul Burkett and John Bellamy Foster, who respond to critics of ecological Marxism with a comprehensive examination of what the...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective
Burkett, Paul
Book
1999
While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural ...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review
Empson, Martin
Article
2015
Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2015
Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change.
Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology
Foster, John Bellamy; Clark, Brett
Article
2016
The recovery of the ecological-materialist foundations of Karl Marx’s thought, as embodied in his theory of metabolic rift, is redefining both Marxism and ecology in our time, reintegrating the critiq...
Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition: Book review of Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique
Empson, Martin
Article
2017
Marxist analyses of the natural world have been the focus of intense debate recently, and the publication of any book that further explores what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels thought about the subjec...
Marxism, ecology and human history
Empson, Martin
Article
2013
Land and Labour: An important new book explores humanity’s contradictory relationship with the environment: our role in destroying nature, and our potential to for positive change.
A Marxist view of ecology and human history
Butler, Simon
Article
2014
A review on Martin Empson's "Land & Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History."
Marx's Ecological Notebooks
Saito, Kohei
Article
2016
This article investigate Marx's natural-scientific notebooks, especially those of 1868, which will be published for the first time in volume four, section eighteen of the new Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe...
Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature
Foster, John Bellamy
Book
2000
This account overturns conventional interpretations of Marx. Marx, it is often assumed, cared only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's n...
Meeting the Expectations of the Land: Essays in Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship
Jackson, Wes; Berry, Wendell
Book
1984
Addresses the problems facing agriculture today, such as topsol erosion, lowered water tables, reliance on pesticides, dependence on machinery, the overcapitalization of agriculture, the decline of th...
The Modern Crisis
Bookchin, Murray
Book
Natural Causes: Essays in Ecological Marxism
O'Connor, James
Book
1998
O'Connor provides an ecological Marxist analysis and suggests new political strategies.
Nova Scotia Herptofaunal Atlas
Website
Documenting the distribution and abundance of Nova Scotia's amphibian and reptile species.
Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story
Colborn, Theo;Dumanoski, Dianne;Myers, John Peterson
Book
1996
The authors reveal in this work that chemicals in the environment have affected human reproductive patterns in a way that may threaten the survival of the species.
The Philosophy of Social Ecology: Essays on Dialectical Naturalism
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1990
Bookchin addresses questions such as 'What is nature?", "What is humanity's place in nature?", "What is the relationship of society to the natural world?"
A post-affluence critique
Brecher, Jermey
Article
1973
Post-Scarcity Anarchism by Murray Bookchin (Ramparts Press, 1971) reviewed by Jeremy Brecher Root & Branch No. 4 (1973), pp. 7-22.
The Post- Industrial Utopians
Frankel, Boris
Book
1987
Post Scarcity Anarchism
Bookchin, Murray
Book
1971
Modern radicals, says Bookchin, have ignored the real revolutionary possibilities of modern technology and the counterculture. Unless they start building a movement which looks to the future, they are...
The Question of the Commons: The Culture and Ecology of Communal Resources
McCay, Bonnie J ; Acheson, James M (Editors)
Book
1987
Raids and Reconstructions: Essays on Politics, Crime, and Culture
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus
Book
1976
A collection of essays on culture and poltics.
Red and Green: The New Politics of the Environment
Weston, Joe (ed.)
Book
1986
In order for green politics to work, we need to develop a total policy for the environment, a social policy which views capitalist industry as the destroyer of the world we live in.
Red and Green Eco-socialism comes of age: New Internationalist November 1998
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1998
Why socialists and environmentalists need to work together to bring about lasting change. Discussion of how inequality and environmental destruction are directly linked. Articles on development in Ind...
Rescue the Earth!: Conversations with the Green Crusaders
Mowat, Farley
Book
14 conversations with activists and thinkers concerning the understanding and redemption of the natural world in the late twentieth century.
Saving the Oceans
MacInnis, Joseph (ed.)
Book
1992
This collection of writings from experts from around the world examines how the oceans are necessary to life on Eath, and what is being done by scientists and environmentalists to save them.
Second Nature: The Animal-Rights Controversy
Herscovici, Alan
Book
1984
Animal-rights advocates argue that humans have no right to kill any animal, whether by hunting or farming or for medical research. Is this a cure for our ecological ills or is it a symptom of the dise...
Social Ecology after Bookchin
Light, Andrew (ed.)
Book
1998
Addresses Bookchin's theory of social ecology and how its role in linking environmental concerns with the desire for a free and egalitarian society.
Social Movements/Social Change: The Politics and Practice of Organizing - Socialist Studies 4
Cunningham, Frank; Findlay, Sue; Kadar, Marlene, et.al.
Book
1988
This collection of essays covers movements related to labour, ecology, childcare, peace, disability, gay rights, and access to abortion.
The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States
Faber, Daniel (ed.)
Book
1998
Explores the ecosocialist perspective on the goals, strategies, and accomplishments of environmental justice. Faber also identifies the emerging principles of ecological democracy in the quest for a s...
Thompson, William Morris and Ecosocialist Tasks
Bernabe, Rafael
Article
2013
Bernabe highlights E.P. Thompson's biography of William Morris and his theories regarding ecosocialism.
Two Views on Marxist Ecology and Jason W. Moore
Murphy, Fred and Angus, Ian
Article
2016
On June 6, 2016, Climate & Capitalism published an interview with John Bellamy Foster, in which he for the first time responded to nearly a decade of criticism from Jason W. Moore, who accuses Foster ...
The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment
Foster, John Bellamy
Book
Has won respect as the best single-volume introduction to the global environmental crisis.
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment
Magdoff, Fred; Foster, John Bellamy
Book
2011
A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solel...
When Corporations Rule the World
Korten, David
Book
1995
Kortens' book is an examination of the growth of corporate power from its beginnings in the 17th and 18th to its entrenchment in American society in the 19th.
Winstanley’s Ecology
Johnson, Daniel
Article
2014
Largely forgotten for much of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the communist thought of Winstanley was rediscovered by German and Russian Marxists in the late nineteenth century.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Ark II - The Animal Rights Kollective
To promote and protect the rights of all animals and foster their individual liberties through direct action, political action, and public awareness campaigns. Our goal is to abolish all forms of crue...
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout
CNP is a non-profit initiative directed by a steering committee of activists across Canada. CNP encourages the phaseout of nuclear power in favour of safer, cleaner and more economic energy alternativ...
Canadian Dimension
Canadian Dimension is published by, for and about activists in the struggle for a better world, covering women's issues, aboriginal issues, the environment, labour, etc. in ways not found in the mains...
Canadian Environmental Network
The Canadian Environmental Network is a neutral conduit for communications between 1500+ environmental groups in Canada. Nine regional networks also provide more regionally based networking services.
Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology
CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. We welcome submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; politica...
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch is a not-for-profit co-operative providing critical information on the social and environmental impacts of corporations and capitalism. Since 1996 our research, journalism, analysis an...
EarthSave Canada
EARTHSAVE CANADA is a Vancouver-based registered charity. We advocate the move towards a more whole food, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward animal...
Ecology Action Centre
Promote sustainability in development, protection of environment, its variety of species, through education, advocacy and action.
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
Friends of the Earth
A national voice for the environment, working with others to inspire the renewal of our communities and the earth, through research, education and advocacy.
Graswurzel Revolution
Graswurzelrevolution bezeichnet eine tiefgreifende gesellschaftliche Umw„lzung, in der durch Macht von unten alle Formen von Gewalt und Herrschaft abgeschafft werden sollen. Wir k„mpfen fr eine Welt,...
Green Teacher
For teachers wishing to promote global and environmental awareness in kids from K-12: ideas from successful green educators, classroom activities, reviews of teaching resources and announcements of ev...
Health Action Network Society (HANS)
A membership-based consumer health organization; information resource centre on alternative health since 1982. Information collected and disseminated is in the realm of self-care, alternative medicine...
Institute for Global Communications
Internet provider for social justice organizations; groups five online communities: PeaceNet, WomensNet, EcoNet, LabourNet, and ConflictNet. News, articles, features, links to progressive issues.
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS brings together churches and religious organziations to respond to issues of common concern, advocate for social change and join faith with action for social transformation.
JoelKovel.org
Featuring the writings of Joel Kovel on social justice, ecology, Zionism and other topics.
Marxism.ca
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
NCC is a non-profit, non-advocacy group that takes a business-like approach to land conservation and the preservation of biological diversity. Its plan of action involves collaboration with any group ...
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the e...
Oeko-Institut
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change. Eine der europaweit fhrenden, unabh„ngigen Forschungs- und Beratungseinrichtungen fr eine nachhaltige...
Planet Drum Foundation
Planet Drum was founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance. In association with com...
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...
Society for Socialist Studies
The society's purpose to facilitate and encourage research and analysis in Canada with emphasis on socialist, feminist, ecological, and anti-racist points of view.
World Federalists of Canada
We view the world as one society embracing all of humanity in its diversity. We affirm that the ideals and principles of community life which are basic to civilized existence can and must be applied t...

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American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Oeko-Institut
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change. Eine der europaweit fhrenden, unabh„ngigen Forschungs- und Beratungseinrichtungen fr eine nachhaltige Zukunft. Es besch„ftigt be...
The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...

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Ecological niche
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Ecology
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A Field Guide to Eastern Forests
Kricher, John C.; Morrison, Gordon
1988
A "second-generation" field guide to the ecology of the forests and fields of eastern North America.
Marchantiophyta
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Niche construction
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World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's revolutionary Yasuni model
Watts, Jonathan
2012
A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is...

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International Permaculture Species Yearbook 1986
Hemenway, Dan
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
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Oeko-Institut
Website
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change.