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.
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.
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 Canada Metals story: A chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1980
The ongoing struggle against lead pollution in South Riverdale.
Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley
Aamjiwnaang Solidarity members
Article
2015
About the effects of "Chemical Valley" in the Aamjiwnaang-Sarnia area.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
Gaworecki,Mike
Article
2015
Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainfore...
China: Mass protests challenge polluters: Resistance to rapid industrialization by poisonous industries led to pitched battles between residents and police in many cities
Reid Ross, Alexander
Article
2014
In spite of a media blackout, protests in the Chinese city of Maoming against a PX (paraxylene) plant have proceeded for the past week. In March 2014 a thousand citizens took to the streets in protest...
The Closing Circle: Man, Technology & the Environment
Commoner, Barry
Book
1971
Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies. ...
Coal companies trying to revive 'zombie' open cast mines in Wales
Shrubsole, Guy
Article
2016
A tangle of undercapitalised companies are coming forward to cash in on old deep coal mines in Wales - by digging them all out from above from huge open cast pits. But local communities, alarmed at th...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Coughing up coal
Stirk, Sarah
Film/Video
2014
India is rivaling China -- in its plans to consume coal. India is aggressively expanding construction of coal fired power plants to meet growing energy needs. Emissions from coal power plants were lin...
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
Grandia, Kevin and DeMelle, Brendan
Article
2016
Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s state un...
Fear of the light: why we need darkness
Petrusich, Amanda
Article
2016
Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?
Fresh Water Seas: Saving the Great Lakes
Weller, Phil
Book
1990
Weller takes readers on a tour of the Great Lakes region, tracing its natural history from the time before human habitation. He describes how the region has been affected by uncontrolled development t...
Get a Life!: How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it
Roberts, Wayne; Brandum, Susan
Book
1995
Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
The Great Lakes Primer
Cooper, Kathy; Millyard, Kai
Book
1986
An introduction to the environmental problems faced by the Great Lakes.
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
Guadeloupe and Martinique threatened as pesticide contaminates food chain
Valo, Martine
Article
2013
Chemical once used on banana crops threatening livelihoods and public health by polluting soil and sea.
Highest CO2 Emitting Power Plants in the World
Website
Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. Power generation accounts for...
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 ...
In China's Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
Denyer, Simon
Article
2015
China's relentless drive for minerals is wreaking havoc on pastoral lifestyles.
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...
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.
Lead poisoning - fighting industrial pollution in Kenya is a dangerous business
Morlin-Yron, Sophie
Article
2015
Lead poisoning from industrial pollution has imposed a terrible toll on Kenyans, and single mother Phyllis Omido is no exception -- lead from a nearby metal refinery badly damaged her own son's health...
Mercury Poisoning
Article
1976
Quaker involvement with the issue of mercury poisoning at White Dog and Grassy Narrows Reserves.
Only protect: A photographic celebration of our endangered earth: New Internationalist May 2005 - #378
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A visual look at the world's Ecosystems and a discussion of the scale and urgency of the environmental crisis.
Our transportation future
Article
1990
The billions of dollars proposed to be spent on roads would be better invested in electrifying the main rail lines in Canada.
Pentagon's War on the Earth
Hastings, Tom H
Article
2016
We are waging war. We are the Nation of War. We destroy. We kill. Everyone fears us. Fewer and fewer admire us. But our fighting forces -- and their attendant industries which manufacture the bombs, b...
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.
Poisoners of the Seas
Gourlay, K.A.
Book
1988
...
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment
Ross, Benjamin; Amter, Steven
Book
2010
Provides an account of the American chemical industry and its effect on the environment.
PollutionWatch
Website
PollutionWatch was an environmental information service provided by the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Canadian Environmental Defence Fund...
Resistance in China Today
Yu, Au Loong; Ruixue, Bai
Article
2012
Cases of Resistance in China continue to grow. Protests both large and small are extremely frequent. These range from workers’ protests against unpaid wages and demands for labor rights to protests ag...
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...
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
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.
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...
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 World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

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.
Ecology Action Centre
Promote sustainability in development, protection of environment, its variety of species, through education, advocacy and action.
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...
Noise Pollution Cleaninghouse
The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources. The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse seeks to: * Raise awareness about noise pollut...
Non-Smokers' Rights Association
To eliminate the discomfort, disease and risk of premature death caused by environmental tobacco smoke. As a preventive approach, the NSRA is committed to eliminating the tobacco epidemic through the ...
SEEDS Canada Foundation
An education support organization for schools across Canada providing environmental education and sustainability education materials.
Seven News
A community newspaper based in the 'Ward 7' area of Toronto: east of downtown, from Sherbourne Street to Logan Avenue, including Don Vale, Cabbagetown, Regent Park, Riverdale, St. Jamestown. Seven New...
Transport Action Canada
Transport 2000 Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan federation of consumer groups and individuals which advocates improved rail passenger, air, bus, marine and urban transportation throughout Canada. ...

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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...
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 ...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Dirty Water, Dirtier Practices
Ecuador's Battle with Texaco's Legacy Pollution
Ospina, Hernando Calvo
2014
Texaco (now owned by Chevron) left polluted soil and ground water after 20 years of oil extraction in the Amazon in Ecuador. The legal claims and counter-claims over responsibility and reparation cont...

From the Connexions Archives

Canadian Environmental Law Association
Website
Information on legal and policy aspects of environmental issues.
Clear Hamilton of Pollution (CHOP)
Periodical profile published 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
Newsletter that addresses itself to Canadian citizens interested in environmental pollution control in Hamilton and Northern Ontario.
The Probe Post
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Save Tomorrow, Oppose Pollution (S.T.O.P.) - Conservation Kit
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
1979