Water Pollution

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Alien Invasion: How the Harris Tories Mismanaged Ontario
Cohen, Ruth (ed.)
Book
2001
An examination of the devasting results of seven years of social and economic destruction inflicted the by the right-wing fanatics who ruled Ontario under the premiership of Mike Harris.
Appalachia Rising: Which Side Are You On?
Mincy, Grant
Article
2014
On January 9, 2014, a dangerous toxin, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, leaked from a busted tank and into the Elk River in West Virginia. It is believed that nearly 7,500 gallons of the toxin made its w...
Arsenic-Laced Coffee is Good for You: Would You Like Sugar With That?
Brasch, Walter
Article
2014
The Environmental Protection Agency, in 2013, identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the ...
Bakken Business: The price of North Dakota's fracking boom
Manning, Richard
Article
2013
Manning the widespread fracking in the Bakken formation (North Dakota), and the environmental and social repercussions it causes.
Blue Betrayal: The Harper government's assault on Canada's freshwater
Barlow, Maude
Article
2015
Canadians have long taken their water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that there is an abundance of water. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada ...
Blueprint for a Green Economy
Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.
Book
1989
A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
Boreal Forests in Crisis
Hamel, Peter
Book
1991
Canada's assault on the Boreal forest rivals Brazil's exploitation of the Amazon. In both countries governments and multinational corporations are scheming to clear-cut forests for short-term profit. ...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - November 1976: Volume IV Number 8
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Chemicals in your water: A little is too much
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
There is reason to be concerned about the increasing amounts of chemicals in our water.
Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
Gaworecki, Mike
Article
2014
It has now been revealed that California regulators with DOGGR permitted hundreds of wastewater injection wells and thousands more wells injecting fluids for 'enhanced oil recovery" into aquifers prot...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on water, rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, oceans, marine life.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Filthy, deadly mayhem in India
Peebles, Graham
Article
2014
Along with the choking fumes and piles of putrid waste, sound systems and a constant bombardment of honking horns from cars, lorries and screaming buses assault residents and the unprepared in towns a...
FLOW: For Love of Water
Salina, Irena
Film
2008
A critical expose of the privatization of water infrastructure. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
Gasland
Fox, Josh
Film
2010
Today, communities in the United States are being more and more affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, hydraulic fracturing.
Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
Gandolfo, Luisa
Article
2014
Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' ...
Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
Steel, Carolyn
Book
2008
Hungry City details the transformation of the food industry and it's not so benevolent impact on humanity. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the by-products of a system that is characterized by ...
Lack of regulation behind West Virginia water disaster
Barrickman, Nick
Article
2014
A chemical spill at the Etowah River Terminal, near Charleston, West Virginia, resulted in nearly 300,000 people in the state losing access to drinkable water. Since then, several reports have been re...
Mercury Poisoning
Article
1976
Quaker involvement with the issue of mercury poisoning at White Dog and Grassy Narrows Reserves.
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...
Muddying the waters
Landrevie, Barbara
Article
2015
The by-products of aluminium extraction have been poisoning the Mediterranean for almost 20 years. But the closure of the plant that produces them would cost jobs in an underemployed region.
150 years of dirty water
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
Toronto's water has been polluted pretty much since the city was founded - but that doesn't mean we should put up with it.
Poor West Virginia? Think Again: Resistance in the Valley of Death
Roselle, Mike
Article
2014
The chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia has once again put Appalachia on the map. This is what it usually takes. People have to not just die at the hands of the coal and chemical industry, the...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Six Nations and Dundalk Fight Corporate Crap: Why We Should All Support Their Struggle
Lepper, Laura
Article
2012
Dundalk is situated at the highest elevation in Ontario, the headwaters of both the Grand and Saugeen rivers, and sits on land deeded to the Six Nations through the Haldimand Proclamation of 1763. Des...
Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand Against the World's Mot Powerful Industry
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2015
A story of abuses by the fossil fuel industry and governments, telling the story of fracking rhough the lens of a legal battle to expose the truth. Nikiforuk raises stark questions about the role of B...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume V Number 1
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
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...
Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Article
2016
If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency ma...
When oil is more important than life: Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon
Moiola, Paolo
Article
2014
The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethni...

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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.
Infact Canada/Infant Feeding Action Coalition
To promote better infant and maternal health by protecting breastfeeding and fostering appropriate infant feeding practices in Canada and internationally.
MiningWatch Canada
MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian organization supported by environmental, social justice, aboriginal and labour organizations. It addresses the urgent need for a public interest response to irresp...
West Coast Environmental Law Association
To provide legal advice, representation, education and research which seeks to ensure enviromental protection and effective public involvement in environmental decision-making.

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International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA is the world's centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its member states and multiple partner...

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Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case
Lobe, Jim
2014
In the latest twist in a 21-year-old environmental pollution case, a U.S. federal judge Tuesday ruled that the victims of massive oil spillage and their U.S. attorney could not collect on a nine-billi...
Grand Council Treaty #3 supports Grassy Narrows in their stand for mercury justice and their stand against clear cut logging
Sources News Release
2014
The Chiefs of Treaty #3 First Nations in assembly voted unanimously to support Grassy Narrows First Nation in their demands for mercury justice and an end to clear cut logging on their Homeland.
NEB's green light for Line 9 sacrifices waterways, public health and the climate
Sources News Release
2015
The National Energy Board (NEB) gave the green light to Enbridge Inc.'s contentious Line 9B pipeline on Feb 6, 2015, despite the company's failure to make necessary safety improvements. The decision m...
One latrine at a time
Liberia's president is unusually frank as she agrees that toilets are fundamental to creating a healthier country
George, Rose
2012
Diarrhoea kills more children than HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined – and its main cause is food and water contaminated with human waste. Liberia's president is trying to change all that. ...

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The Canada Centre for Inland Waters
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Information on water research and the Great Lakes.