Oceans

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Canada: A Natural History
Livingston, John; Fitzharris, Tim
Book
1988
Canada: A Natural History surveys the varying ecosystems of the northern part of this continent, explaining their characteristics, vividly illustrated by the photographs of Tim Fitzharris.
Canada's Aquatic Environments
Website
Information on habitiats, plants, and animals.
Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren't: Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean
Lubofsky, Evan
Article
2016
As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Connexions Library: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Water Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on water, rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, oceans, marine life.
Coral Reefs
Shah, Anup
Article
2009
All around the world, much of the world's marine biodiversity face threats from human and activities as well as natural. It is feared that very soon, many reefs could die off.
Dwindling Fish Catch Could Leave a Billion Hungry
Leahy, Stephen
Article
2009
Fish catches are expected to decline dramatically in the world's tropical regions because of climate change, but may increase in the north, said a new study published Thursday. This mega-shift in ocea...
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat
Clover, Charles
Book
2006
Decades and even centuries of habitat destruction, pollution, and overfishing have transformed and degraded the oceans.
The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement
Lytle, Mark Hamilton
Book
2007
Explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision.
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...
In search of the unseen: an investigation into plastics in our oceans
Stanic, Ana
Article
2016
One of the biggest threats facing marine life is the 'microplastic' particles found in ocean ecosystems from bottom to top of food chains. Just back from a voyage of environmental exploration in the t...
Ocean 'dead zones' are spreading - and that spells disaster for fish
Bryant, Lee
Article
2015
Oxygen levels in our oceans are falling, producing growing 'dead zones' where only the hardiest organisms can survive. The causes are simple: pollution with nutrient-rich wastes, and global warming. B...
Poisoners of the Seas
Gourlay, K.A.
Book
1988
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The Rising Seas
Ince, Martin
Book
1990
Saving the Oceans
MacInnis, Joseph (ed.)
Book
1992
This collection of writings from experts from around the world examines how the oceans are necessary to life on Eath, and what is being done by scientists and environmentalists to save them.
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
State of the World's Oceans: New Internationalist January/February 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at the how the world's ocean is being destroyed and its effects on the earth.
This is Your Ocean on Acid: The Big Picture
Z, Mickey
Article
2014
More than 40 percent of the world’s oceans are heavily impacted by human activities with few areas — if any — left unaffected by anthropogenic factors. This means we humans (and what we deem civilizat...
The Tragedy of the Commodity : Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture
Longo, Stefano B, Claussen, Rebecca and Clark, Brett
Book
2015
Although humans have long depended on oceans and aquatic ecosystems for sustenance and trade, only recently has human influence on these resources dramatically increased, transforming and undermining ...
The Unnatural History of the Sea
Roberts, Callum
Book
2011
A history of the commercial fishery and an update on its precarious and untenable siituation. The age old delusion that the sea is an inexhaustible resource has resulted in a fishing arms race that co...
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 Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

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Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
OneWorld.net (U.S.)
We bring together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide. The OneWorld network spans five continents and produces conte...

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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...
International Hydrographic Organization
The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental consultative and technical organization that was established in 1921 to support the safety in navigation and the protection of the marine environment. The object...
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...
Pacific Islands Forum
The Pacific Islands Forum, formerly the South Pacific Forum until a name change in October 2000, was founded in August 1971 and comprises 16 independent and self-governing states in the Pacific. The Forum is the region's premier p...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
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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Natural environment
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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Dear, I.C.B., Kemp, Peter
1976
This book covers aspects of life on and under the sea: terms, oceanography, shipwrecks, shanties, sailors, explorers, maritime inventors, steam, tidal power, marine wildlife, piracy, the East India Co...

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New Internationalist
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New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

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