Air Pollution

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Air pollution may be damaging children's brains - before they are even born
Kelly, Frank; Kelly, Julia
Article
2015
Aside causing respiratory and cardiovascular damage, air pollution has also an impact on the brains and nervous systems of unborn children whose mothers suffer high levels of exposure.
Blueprint for a Green Economy
Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.
Book
1989
A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
The Canadian Green Consumer Guide: How You Can Help
Book
1988
A guide to responsible shopping that won't cost the earth.
Cancer is Capitalist Violence: Anthropology Against Oncology
McKenna, Brian
Article
2013
It’s been two decades since the publication of Martha Balsham’s landmark study, “Cancer in the Community: Class and Medical Authority (1993).” Balshem, a hospital-based anthropologist, documented how ...
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Cruise industry chafes at regulation that would help clean up Alaska's air
Eilperin, Juliet
Article
2012
The cruise ship Sapphire Princess will emit the same amount of sulphur dioxide as 13.1m cars as it takes its guests from Whittier, Alaska to Glacier Bay and eventually Vancouver.
Gassing the American People: Fracking Democracy
Doe, Phillip
Article
2014
Last year the World Health Organization said over 7 million people died from air pollution, making it the largest killer on the planet – killing almost 80 times more people in one year than died of po...
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
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...
Is The Air Fit to Breathe?
Article
1977
This pamphlet describes some of the more common air-pollution health dangers at the work site and outlines some workers rights guaranteed by law.
Poisoned Skies: Who'll Stop Acid Rain?
Howard, Ross; Perley, Michael
Book
1991
The authors chronicle the decade-long struggle to get government action against acid rain - a devastating form of pollution.
Porter's corporate interests can't be allowed to trump public health
Garfinkle, Miriam; Woolhouse, Susan
Article
2013
We are concerned that it will be the children who live, study and play less than 300 metres from the current airport in the high-rises, the Waterfront school, Little Norway Park, the daycare and commu...
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
Book
2000
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...
Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and their Governments
Roseland, Mark
Book
1992
The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer p...
Transport Policy and the Environment: Six Case Studies
Barde, Jean-Philippe; Button, Kenneth
Book
1990
Under the Dome
Chai, Jing
Film/Video
2015
A self-financed Chinese documentary film by Chai Jing, a former China Central Television journalist, concerning air pollution in China. It is narrated by Chai, who presents the results of her year-lon...
The Volkswagen Scandal Wasn't Exposed by Regulators, but by Two Engineers Working at a Small Non-Profit Lab
McElrath, K.J.
Article
2015
German automaker Volkswagen was recently exposed for perpetrating a massive deception by installing a small device on as many as 11 million diesel-powered vehicles designed to cheat emissions tests.
VW, GM and Takata: the Case for Jailing Corporate Executives
Mokhiber, Russell
Article
2016
Making the case that executives at VW, Takata and General Motors should be jailed for corporate crime. The crimes committed by the corporations they head are extremely serious, and have caused and wil...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Environmental Health News
Environmental Health News is an independent, foundation-funded news organization that reports and publishes news stories on environmental topics and provides daily access to news from other worldwide ...
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.
Greenpeace Canada
Active in a wide variety of environmental campaigns, Greenpeace is effective at educating the public through creative, non-violent direct actions, researching alternatives to destructive practices and...
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Coalition of over 90 organizations including cities, health associations, unions, public utilities and faith groups. Short term goal is the phasing out of Ontario's coal burning power plants and, in t...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
David Suzuki Foundation
Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focussing on four program areas -- oceans and sustainable fishin...
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 Maritime Organization
Shipping is perhaps the most international of the world's industries, serving more than 90 percent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively, cleanly and safely. The ownership and management chain surr...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...

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Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned by the decision by the Cyberspace Administrative and Central Propaganda Department of China to ban the online documentary Under the Dome ...

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Canadian Environmental Network
Website
The Canadian Environmental Network (CEN) facilitates networking between environmental organizations and others who share its mandate - To Protect The Earth And Promote Ecologically Sound Ways Of Life....

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