Environmental Impacts

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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...
Air Force Invades the Rocky Mountains: Sky Grab
Miller, Carol
Article
2012
Communities throughout rural America are fighting to stop more Air Force flights overhead. In addition to New Mexico and Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona,...
Appeasing the Mountain Bikers
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2001
Just because someone is able to purchase a machine that lets them ride off-road, that is no reason that the public should be required to provide them a place to use it.
The Canadian Green Consumer Guide: How You Can Help
Book
1988
A guide to responsible shopping that won't cost the earth.
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.
Defending the Oldman River: A conversation with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth
Audio
1991
An interview with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth about the struggle to defend the Oldman River in Alberta.
Depleted Uranium: New Internationalist November 2007 - #406
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
This is a special edition with 7 different articles devoted to the subject." Toxic souvenirs"-DU ammunition; Dont' look dont find-Iraqi doctors; We were expendable-US army veterans; The Facts; Who's t...
Ecologist Special Report: From fish to forests and conflicts to coffee ... how humans are affected by climate-driven species shifts
Mustonen, Tero; Rhoades, Hannibal
Article
2017
Climate change has species on the move, with major consequences for biodiversity and human communities. Building resilience has never been more important and Indigenous Peoples are showing the way.
Eliizabeth Kolbert's Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Against The Current vol. 125
McGough, John
Article
2006
Floods in normally drought-stricken eastern India have killed hundreds and left 1.5 million homeless this summer. Closer to home, a record-setting heat wave this June killed 225 in the United States, ...
The Encroaching Desert: Report
Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues
Book
This new report for a top-level international Commission focuses attention on the relentless spreading of the world's deserts. This report highlights the shortcomings of the Third World countries as w...
Gute Argumente: Verkehr
Seifried, Dieter
Book
1990
Informiert anschaulich and sachlich über die Grundlagen des Verkehrssystems, über the Hintergründe der auto-orientierten Gesleeschaft und uber unweltschonende und wirtschaflich vorteilhafte Alternativ...
Holding The Silent Killers Of Environmental Destruction Accountable
Zeese, Kevin; Flowers, Margaret
Article
2014
The findings of the most recent IPCC report are sobering. We have 15 years to mitigate climate disaster. It is up to us to make a major transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy within ...
How You Can Help Make A Difference
Article
1989
Your actions can make a difference. There are a host of things you can do in and around your home to reduce pressures on the environment.
The Impacts of Mountain Biking on Wildlife and People: A Review of the Literature
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2004
It is clear that mountain biking is harmful to some wildlife and people. No one, even mountain bikers, tries to deny that. Bikes create V-shaped ruts in trails, throw dirt to the outside on turns, cru...
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...
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.
Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program
Smith, Brendan; Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2015
The victorious Keystone campaign also exposed the perennial Achilles' heel of those who are fighting against climate change: We are often painted by our opponents and perceived by the public as caring...
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9: Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project
Article
2015
A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to ...
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.
The March on Blair Mountain: A Historic Day in West Virginia
Polsgrove, Carol
Article
2011
The coal industry is an industry which has admitted it can not make a profit without breaking laws.
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 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...
The Moronic Sport: ORVs on Public Lands
Wuerthner, George
Article
2008
I do not accept the premise that abuse of our lands is something that we must tolerate as inevitable. It is our land. It is our children's land, and their children's land. We have a responsibility to ...
Mountain Biking: Frequently Asked Questions
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2009
Why do people mountain bike, and what harms does it do?
Mountaintop Removal: Environmental And Human Destruction For Profit
Lendman, Stephen
Article
2011
Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW) is an initiative "to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal, to improve the quality of life in our area, and to help rebuild su...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
One Year of the BP Blowout: Against The Current vol. 153
Alvar, Pauline M.
Article
2011
In the years after Hurricane Katrina, I saw New Orleanians suffer from lack of health care. The storm and subsequent flooding caused immediate illness, with infections from the foul flood water and de...
Peace Out
Wilkinson, Charles
Film/Video
2011
Charles Wilkinson explores the costs of damming, fracking, and extracting, and how they implicate every gas tank and light switch in this country.
Places in Need - Mountain Bike Damage
Article
Trails are easily and seriously degraded by mountain bike use - especially when those bikes are ridden on wet or muddy trail.
The Psychology of Mountain Biking
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2000
The first thing one notices about mountain bikers is that they lie continually.
Slamming the World Bank and IMF
Wiseman, Robert
Article
Activists and NGOs converge on Washington. to protest the World Bank and IMF.
Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay
Engler, Yves; Mugyenyi, Bianca
Book
2011
A global ecological critique of the American automobile addiction.
Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
Marsden, William
Book
2007
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...
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...
Trail Damage Caused by Irresponsible Mountain Bikers
McCree, Keith and Barbra
Article
The damage caused by each mountain biker is much greater than that caused by a hiker, firstly because of the extra weight of the bike, and secondly because the soil is impacted continuously along the ...
What Bhopal Started: From Union Carbide to Exxon to BP
Sainath, P.
Article
2010
Bhopal marked the horrific beginning of a new era. One that signalled the collapse of restraint on corporate power. The ongoing BP spill in the Mexican Gulf -- with estimates ranging from 30,000 to ...
What Makes Climate Science Deniers Change Their Minds? A Reddit Confessional Gave Us a Rare Insight
Kirk, Karin
Article
2017
An AskReddit discussion poses a tantalizing question, "Former climate deniers, what changed your mind?" Responses to the query offer a rare glimpse into the processes of how some people switch camps,...
Why Off-Road Bicycling Should be Prohibited: The Effects of Mountain Biking on Wildlife and People
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
1997
To most environmentalists, bicycles have always been the epitome of good. We are so used to comparing bikes to cars, that it never occurred to us that the bicycle would be ever used for anything bad. ...
Wildlife Need Habitat Off-Limits To Humans!
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
Environmentalism can most simply be defined as the extension of the Golden Rule to include other species. Wildlife must be given top priority, because they can't protect themselves from us.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Ecologist, The
Online environmental affairs magazine covering a wide range of issues, ranging from the environmental costs of industrial agriculture, the health effects of toxins, the effects of economic globalizati...
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...
Mines Action Canada
Mines Action Canada (MAC) is the Canadian component of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). The coalition's primary concern is the human and socio-economic impact of landmines. It is co...
Zerofootprint
Goal of connecting people for the purpose of reducing the ecological footprint. Aim to link the world in sustainable commerce and inform people who want to strive for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

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...
Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
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...
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...
World Tourism Organization
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical sou...

Sources Library

Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
Sources News Release
2015
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
Fish habitat protection waning under Harper government, analysis finds
Weber, Bob
2015
A statistical analysis of the Conservative government's changes to environmental laws and procedures suggests Ottawa has "all but abandoned" attempts to protect Canada's lakes and rivers.

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International Dark Sky Association
Website
Concerned with stopping the adverse environmental impact of light pollution and space debris.