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Africa in Crisis: The Causes, The Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy
Africa in Crisis looks at the causes of African famine and how it is a symbol of a much deeper crisis. African droughts and famines are not just the results of a lack of rain but the end result of a ...
The Amazon: Thirst for justice: New Internationalist May 1991
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A look at the people who inhabit the Amazon rainforest, mainly focused on Brazil. Discussion of how the locals manage their environment and why many are migrating to urban centres.
Borneo's Killer Dams: Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide
Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of th...
Canada and the State of the Planet: The Social, Economic and Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Lives
The Canadian Green Consumer Guide: How You Can Help
A guide to responsible shopping that won't cost the earth.
Cascadia Rising to Save the Forest: Against The Current vol. 110
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...
Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
With the deadline for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe. In Nigeria however, forest...
A decade ago the Sahel drought killed thousands of people and millions of animals. It focused world attention on the dangers and causes of desertification. This book examines the reasons: overcultivat...
The Earthscan Action Handbook
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
The Fuelwood Trap: Policy and Planning in the SADCC
Munslow, Barry; Katerere, Y.M.; Ferf, A.G.E; O'Keefe. P.
The vast majority of the 60 million people in SADCC countries rely on woodfuel for domestic use. As supplies diminish, the quality of life is deteriorating while the environment becomes more and more ...
The Gaia Atlas of First Peoples
Entries on indigenous peoples from around the globe, focusing on three main areas: their way of life, the present crisis, and the future.
Global Visions: Beyond the News World Order
Brecher, Jeremy; Childs, John Brown; Cutler, Jill
This book seeks to establish how our diverse globalizing world can be turned into a common home. The authors create a dialogue about the two types of globalization occurring in the world: globalizatio...
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
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
"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...
Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
A Last Chance for the World's Forests?
An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of 'core forest' -- remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and eco...
Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
Palm Oil company plan to slow deforestation 'another land-grab'
A palm oil company's 'forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, seizing resources from local communities' control.
Saving the Tropical Forest
Gradwohl, Judith; Greenberg, Russell
Growing numbers of people around the world are developing techniques and practices to promote the wise use and preservation of our remaining forests. The authors believe that the time has come to impr...
Saving the Tropical Forests
Gradwhol, Judith; Greenberg, Russel
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...
A Short History of Progress
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
Bassey, Nnimmo; Shiva, Vandana
We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of co...
The Vanishing Forest
The Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (ICIHI)
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...
Sources Experts & Spokespersons
Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland...
Deforestation of Central America Rises as Mexico's War on Drugs Moves South
Swaths of Central American rainforest are affected by 'narco-deforestation', caused by landing strips and roads built by and for drug traffickers.
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...