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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...

News Releases

Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban
2015-03-16
International Federation of Journalists
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 ...
Illness cost of air pollution underscores need for lung health action plan: The Lung Association
2008-08-13
Canadian Lung Association
The National Illness Cost of Air Pollution (ICAP) study, released today by the Canadian Medical Association, is clear evidence that action is required on air pollution and that a national strategy for...
Lung Association and Canadian Thoracic Society begin building lung health research agenda for Canada
2009-11-25
Canadian Lung Association
Recognizing the need to position Canada as a global leader in the fight against lung disease, the Canadian Lung Association together with the Canadian Thoracic Society have launched the development of...
Lung Association working to make lung health federal election priority
2008-09-12
Canadian Lung Association
This week The Lung Association will launch a national campaign to empower Canadians to advocate for action on lung health. Please visit www.lung.ca on Thursday for more details and make your voice hea...
Majority of Canadians unfamiliar with the Air Quality Index: Lung Association survey
2008-06-04
Canadian Lung Association
Clean air is important to everyone's good health, yet only one-third of Canadians are familiar with the Air Quality Index, according to survey results released today by The Lung Association.

Sources Select Resources

Air pollution may be damaging children's brains - before they are even born
Kelly, Frank; Kelly, Julia
Article
2015
The Ecologist
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.
Cancer is Capitalist Violence
Anthropology Against Oncology
McKenna, Brian
Article
2013
CounterPunch
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 ...
Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
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 ...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Serivces
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Gassing the American People
Fracking Democracy
Doe, Phillip
Article
2014
CounterPunch
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...
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...
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
Alternet
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
Countepunch
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...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Environment Canada
Environment Canada is dedicated to safeguarding people's health and property from harmful substances and environmental changes; their quality of life, based on society's development in harmony with it...
Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
The Ministry of Environment and Energy: * Develops and promotes policies that help to maintain the ecosystem by protecting the quality of our air, water and land. * Promotes energy and water efficienc...
International Joint Commission
Created by Canada and the United States in recognition that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border.


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