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Air pollution may be damaging children's brains - before they are even born
Kelly, Frank; Kelly, Julia
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.
Air pollution now 'largest health crisis'
The WHO estimates that seven million premature deaths are linked to air pollution every year, of which nearly 600,000 are children who are uniquely vulnerable.
Blueprint for a Green Economy
Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.
A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
The Canadian Green Consumer Guide: How You Can Help
A guide to responsible shopping that won't cost the earth.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Volume 2, Number 3 - September 1977
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Cancer is Capitalist Violence: Anthropology Against Oncology
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 ...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Cruise industry chafes at regulation that would help clean up Alaska's air
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.
Deputation Opposing Island Airport Expansion
It is absurd to have a major airport on a city's waterfront. The negative impacts -- air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, massively increased traffic, the risk of planes taking off and lan...
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
Gassing the American People: Fracking Democracy
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 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...
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?
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
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
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...
Regeneration: Toronto's Waterfront and the Sustainable City
Crombie, David et all
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
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
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
Under the Dome
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
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
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
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.
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
The Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a coalition of over 90 organizations that represent more than six million Ontarians. We led the successful campaign to phase-out Ontario's five dirty coal-fired pow...
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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Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban
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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 ...
Deputation to the Toronto Board of Health regarding proposed expansion of Island Airport
The waterfront is a highly utilized collective space that we have highly invested in to be used for recreational activities that promote health and fit into the city's vision of increasing green space...
Letter to Toronto City Council regarding jets at Toronto Island airport
Garfinkle, Miriam; Woolhouse, Susan
We are writing to express grave concerns regarding the proposal to expand the Billy Bishop Airport to jets. We are community health physicians and are extremely alarmed by the potential health harm of...
From the Connexions Archives
Canadian Environmental Network
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....