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Academics Urge Government Climate Action: Sources News Release
Article
2009
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
Bikes vs Cars
Gertten, Fredrik (director)
Film/Video
2015
Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bike and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a conflict in city planning between bikes, cars and a growing reliance on fossil fuels.
Building the Green Movement
Bahro, Rudolf
Book
Rudolf Bahro has emerged from the West German Green Party as a political and social thinker with substantial international influence. In Building the Green Movement, he sets forth his views on North-S...
Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, dive...
Charting Environmental Conflict - The Atlas of Environmental Justice
Meynen, Nick
Article
2016
Another tool supporting the growing movement and better global awareness is the Atlas of Environmental Justice. The EJAtlas is packed with qualitative information about almost 1800 environmental confl...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
Tokar, Brian
Article
2015
The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - ...
Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about wheth...
Debt and the Environment
Miller, Morris
Book
1991
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
2017
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
How to Save the World: Strategy for World Conservation
Allen, Robert
Book
1980
"How To Save The World" discusses, "Why the world needs saving now and how it can be done". Allen breaks his work down into seven chapters, devoting each to an important aspect of the global predicame...
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands: A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
The technology used in Canada's tar sands will be used to open up other potential oil deposits that could more than double all know oil reserves. The disaster threatens to keep expanding.
Saving the Tropical Forests
Gradwhol, Judith; Greenberg, Russel
Book
1989
The book provides a vision of hope for the tropical rainforests of the world. In Latin America, Africa, India and South East Asia, growing numbers of people are developing techniques and projects spec...
Slamming the World Bank and IMF
Wiseman, Robert
Article
Activists and NGOs converge on Washington. to protest the World Bank and IMF.
Socialist Register 1997: Volume 33: Ruthless Criticism of All that Exists
Panitch, Leo (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1997
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2010
To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and underminin...
This Changes Everything
Lewis, Avi (director); Klein, Naomi (narrator)
Film/Video
2015
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar S...
The Vanishing Forest
The Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (ICIHI)
Book
While loggers, ranchers, road and dam builders destroy forests for short-term gains, the world is losing what could be its long-term economic base. Deforestation threatens irreversible climatic change...
Waterlogged Wealth
Maltby, Edward
Book
The traditional response to swamps, marshes and bogs has been to drain them. But wetlands are not wastelands. Coastal marshes are among the world's most productive ecosystems. Maltby examines the valu...
What a Way to Treat Your Mother: Women and the State of the Planet
Langer, Julia
Article
1991
Our planet is in 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...
The World Trade Organization: A Citizen's Guide
Shrybman, Steven
Book
1999
Shrybman argues that the WTO not only aggravates envrionmental and social problems, but takes away the tools that governments need to address them.

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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...
Climate Action Network Canada
CANCanada - To support & empower Canada's governments private sector, labour & civil society by designing, developing implementing effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at internati...
Earthrights International
ERI is a nonprofit group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the environment, and corporate and government accountability. ERI has offices in the U.S. and Southeast A...
Friends of the Earth International
We are the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters aroun...
Great Lakes United
An international coalition of 170 environmental, hunter-angler, labour union and grassroots community organizations from Chicoutimi, Qu‚bec, to Duluth, Minnesota, dedicated to the protection and resto...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
Rainforest Action Network
RAN seeks to protect the Earth's rainforests through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. They do so using campaigns to expose the wrongdoings of governments and corporatio...
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global crises facing humankind. The members of Science fo...
WaterCan
WaterCan is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world's poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.
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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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, V...
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Rainforest Action Network
RAN seeks to protect the Earth's rainforests through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. They do so using campaigns to expose the wrongdoings of governments and corporations and mobilize the internatio...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
World Rainforest Movement
The WRM is an international network of citizens involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. The group works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and fights commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations ...

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Canadian government 'knew of plans to dump iron into the Pacific'
Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments
Lukacs, Martin
2012
As controversy mounts over the revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast, it has emerged the ...

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International Forum on Globalization
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An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.