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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...
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
Freight Management Association of Canada
FMA is "The National Voice of the Shipper." Established in 1916, FMA monitors transportation legislation and regulations and their effects on freight service and pricing by air, marine, rail and truck. FMA lobbies on behalf of the...
Oeko-Institut
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change. Eine der europaweit fhrenden, unabh„ngigen Forschungs- und Beratungseinrichtungen fr eine nachhaltige Zukunft. Es besch„ftigt be...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Rainforest Action Network
RAN seeks to protect the Earth's rainforests through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. They do so using campaigns to expose the wrongdoings of governments and corporations and mobilize the internatio...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and economies in transition in their fight against marginalization UNIDO mobilizes knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote...
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 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...
World Rainforest Movement
The WRM is an international network of citizens involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. The group works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and fights commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations ...

News Releases

Academics Urge Government Climate Action
2009-12-17
Science for Peace
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Des jeunes participent à une occupation pacifique pour la justice climatique à l'intérieur du Comité sur l'Environement de la Chambre des Communes
2009-12-08
People for Climate Justice
Six jeunes ont entrepris une occupation pacifique à l'intrieur du Parlement canadien, à l'occasion d'une rencontre du Comité permanent de l'environnement et du développement durable dans l'édifice d...
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
2009-12-06
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
Plenty of work to do, but still lots to be thankful for!
2009-10-07
Earth Day Canada
As Thanksgiving approaches and we gather with friends and family for the annual feast, we recognize in our lives that there are a number of things we can and should be thankful for.
Sources welcomes Chris Chopik, Professional Speaker, Writer, and Founder of www.EvolutionGreen.com
2009-07-23
Chris Chopik, Professional Speaker, Writer, and Founder of www.EvolutionGre
Sources welcomes Chris Chopik, Professional Speaker, Writer, and Founder of www.EvolutionGreen.com.
Sources welcomes Commuto Inc.
2008-12-10
Commuto Inc.
Commuto is an online social bartering network where members trade in person with other members in their cities, schools, workplaces or any other communities they create.
Sources welcomes the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations
2008-12-10
Federation Metro Toronto Tenants' Associations
We are the largest and oldest Tenant organization in Canada. Our mission is to improve the lives of residential tenants through organizing outreach, education and advocacy.
State-of-the-Art Science & Environment College Takes Root
2008-11-13
University of Winnipeg
The University of Winnipeg's new state-of-the-art college for the environment and science will bring together researchers, faculty and students to work towards effective global stewardship. Construct...
Youth Stage Peaceful Sit-in for Climate Justice inside House of Common's Environment Committee
2009-12-08
People for Climate Justice
Six youth staged a peaceful sit-in inside the Canadian parliament, at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, pledging to stay until the Harper government acts ...

Sources Select Resources

Academics Urge Government Climate Action
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Science for Peace
More than 500 university faculty members from universities across Canada signed a letter to the Canadian Government calling for immediate drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter poi...
Biofuel or Biofraud? The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Cellulosic and Algal Biofuels
Ernsting, Almuth
Article
2016
Independent Science News
In November 2014, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR filed for bankruptcy, having shut down their refinery in Columbus, Mississippi earlier that year. There have been many unsuccessful biofuel ventures o...
Canada Is Now To Climate What Japan Is To Whaling
Monbiot, George
Article
2009
Here I am, watching the astonishing spectacle of a beautiful, cultured nation turning itself into a corrupt petro-state. Canada is slipping down the development ladder, retreating from a complex, dive...
Canadian government 'knew of plans to dump iron into the Pacific'
Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments
Lukacs, Martin
Article
2012
The Guardian
As controversy mounts over the revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast, it has emerged the ...
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.
A Direct Tax On Fossil Fuel Is What The World Needs Urgently
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2009
Countercurrents
A direct tax on fossil fuels is the only realistic way to achieve the necessary cuts.
Earth's Life Support Systems Failing
Leahy, Stephen
Article
2009
IPS
The world has failed to slow the accelerating extinction crisis despite 17 years of national and international efforts since the great hopes raised at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Environment
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Environment (Biophysical)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The biophysical environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the biological life forms within the environment, and includes all variables that comprise the Earth's biosphere.
Environment Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to environment in the Sources directory for the media.
Environmental history - Timeline of environmental history - Wikipedia
Connexipedia Article
Article
The timeline lists geological, astronomical, and climatological events in relation to events in human history which they influenced.
Environmental movement
Connexipedia Article
Article
Term that includes the conservation and green movements, is a diverse scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues.
Many European Pesticide Approvals Are 'unlawful' Says EU Ombudsman
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2016
Independent Science News
Many current pesticides in the European Union appear to have been approved illegally the Ombudsman of the EU has said. This judgment was reached on Feb 22nd by the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, follow...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review
Empson, Martin
Article
2015
Climate & Capitalism
Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
Natural environment
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
Sources News Release
Article
2009
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
Pentagon's War on the Earth
Hastings, Tom H
Article
2016
CounterPunch
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...
'The Planet Can't Keep Doing Us A Favour'
Cromwell, David
Article
2013
Media Lens
With humanity's huge impact on the planet's climate becoming ever clearer, the claim of 'history in the making' is truly deserved.
The Politics of Pachamama
Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America
Dangel, Benjamin
Article
2014
CounterPunch
While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, s...
Sources Select Environment Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Envioronment experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
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...
The Transition Initiative
Changing the scale of change
Griffiths, Jay
Article
2009
The Orion
People never need communities more than when there are threats to security, food, and lives. The Transition Initiative recognizes how much we need this scale now, because of peak oil and climate chang...
20 Ways to Save Mother Earth and Prevent Climate Change
Morales, Evo
Article
2008
Capitalism's glorification of competition and thirst for limitless profit are destroying the planet.
World at Gunpoint
Or, what's wrong with the simplicity movement
Jensen, Derrick
Article
2009
The Orion
Global warming (or global climate catastrophe, as some rightly call it), as terrifying as it is, isn't first and foremost a threat. It's a consequence. we'll have a better chance of succeeding if we r...

Sources Bookshelf

The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Book
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.
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Park, Chris
Book
2008
Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environme...
Poison Spring
The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA
Vallianatos, Evaggelos; Jenkins, McKay
Book
2014
Vallianatos and Jenkins, after a 25-year stint at the Environmental Protection Agency, pull back the curtain on the watchdog agency's failure to guard public safety and monitor land use due to steady ...

Media

Adbusters Magazine
Features articles dealing with the erosion of the physical and cultural environment precipitated by commercial and corporate interests.
Alternatives Journal
Educated environmental analysis of Canadian and international issues. Featuring articles on concrete alternatives to a wide range of environmental concerns. For researchers, activists, and the casual ...
Briarpatch Magazine
Social justice, local and international events, environment, labour, and women's issues.
Canadian Dimension
An independent magazine of the Canadian Left, of interest to radical Left and anti-capitalist activists and interested observers.
Canadian Geographic
An award-winning magazine known for accuracy and fairness. It publishes stellar work by Canada's most accomplished science, environment, natural and cultural history and travel writers and most celeb...
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Contains articles on environmental engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, structure engineering, construction engineering, engineering mechanics, and engineering materials, and a history of civil en...
Canadian Perspectives
Articles on the Council's vision for Canada and Canadians: safeguarding social programs, promoting economic justice, renewing democracy, asserting Canadian sovereignty, promoting alternatives to corpo...
Columbia Journal
Positive, progressive alternative to mainstream corporate media. Our mandate is to inform, entertain and advocate for the people of British Columbia.
Environmental Science and Engineering
For those responsible for the design, construction and operation of water treatment and sewage systems, as well as industrial and hazardous waste management systems.
Green Teacher
For parents and teachers wanting to promote environmental awareness with young people.
HazMat Management Magazine
In-depth analysis of current issues related to environmental performance, emergency response and safety when managing hazardous materials.
Herizons
Women's news and feminist views.
HighGrader Magazine
A voice from the Ontario northland.
Life Peak
A magazine that focuses on health and wellness and environmental issues.
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.
ON Nature
Nature, environment and wildlife in Ontario.
Our Times
Canada's independent labour magazine. A pro-union labour magazine dedicated to publishing stories about workers' rights and social justice.
PIC Press
Tabloid-format magazine. Progressive viewpoint of social, political and environmental issues.
Tonic Toronto
Tonic Toronto is a home delivery magazine with a focus on fitness, wellbeing and environmental issues.
Vancouver Magazine
Lifestyle magazine. Profiles, news, entertainment, events and features on architecture and design.
Vecteur Environnement
Information and articles for industry about the environment.
WE International
A feminist look at how women interact, progress, challenge and harmonize within their built, social and natural environments.
Worksite News
North America's occupational safety, health and environment publication.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
(AECL) is a nuclear technology and services company providing services to utilities worldwide. Delivers a range of nuclear services: from R&D support, construction management, design and engineering t...
Auditor General of Canada
The Office audits departments and agencies, most Crown corporations, and many other federal organizations; it is also the auditor for the governments of Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territori...
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Their role "is to provide Canadians with high-quality environmental assessments that contribute to informed decision making, in support of sustainable development."
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...
Northwest Territories Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
To promote sustainable development through the management and protection of the quality, diversity and abundance of natural resources and the integrity of the environment.
Indian and Northern Affairs
The Department has statutory responsibilities in relation to Canada's status Indians and Inuit, as well as statutory responsibilities concerning the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and Nuna...
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.
National Capital Commission
The steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region.
Statistics Canada
Canada's central statistical agency.


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