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CorpWatch
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe, and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as well as with others fighting for...
International Dark-Sky Association
Concerned with stopping the adverse environmental impact of light pollution and space debris.
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...
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 ...
Zatoun
Zatoun is an NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which reminds us of our common humanity...

News Releases

NEB Hearings start in Toronto today, here's what they won't be hearing
2013-10-16
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
A banner drop and a series of gagged protestors demonstrated what is being left out of the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings that are taking place this week in Toronto. The subject of the hearings ...

Sources Select Resources

Appalachia Rising
Which Side Are You On?
Mincy, Grant
Article
2014
CounterPunch
On January 9, 2014, a dangerous toxin, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, leaked from a busted tank and into the Elk River in West Virginia. It is believed that nearly 7,500 gallons of the toxin made its w...
Appeasing the Mountain Bikers
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2001
Just because someone is able to purchase a machine that lets them ride off-road, that is no reason that the public should be required to provide them a place to use it.
Canadian lawyers and Chevron's court battle over environmental damage in Ecuador
Iler, Kirsten
Article
2014
rabble.ca
A storm of controversy erupted amongst Canadian lawyers when the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) decided to intervene in Chevron's appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The appeal is part of Chevron's...
Climate Change as a Class Issue
Coles, Nick
Article
2013
Working-Class Perspectives
Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradati...
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.
Dream Worlds Here and There
Book Review of "2312" by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short, Jesse
Article
2013
Against the Current
Short reviews Robinson's "2312," which concerns the state of a world three hundred years from now in which a twisted version of the dream "another world is possible" has come to pass, where nothing st...
Equal Access to Our Parks for Bulldozer Racing
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
1999
Tthere have been some problems, such as some people riding recklessly, going off the designated trails, and even secretly constructing illegal trails. But those are a small minority of bulldozer rider...
Holding The Silent Killers Of Environmental Destruction Accountable
Zeese, Kevin; Flowers, Margaret
Article
2014
Countercurrents.org
The findings of the most recent IPCC report are sobering. We have 15 years to mitigate climate disaster. It is up to us to make a major transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy within ...
Humanity Imperiled: The Path To Disaster
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2013
For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves. That's been true since 1945. It's now being finally recognized that there are more ...
The Impacts of Mountain Biking on Wildlife and People
A Review of the Literature
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2004
It is clear that mountain biking is harmful to some wildlife and people. No one, even mountain bikers, tries to deny that. Bikes create V-shaped ruts in trails, throw dirt to the outside on turns, cru...
The IPCC report: Between nightmare and revolution
Tanuro, Daniel
Article
2014
Climate & Capitalism
Belgian ecosocialist Daniel Tanuro says the latest IPCC report has sounded an alarm that we must not ignore. Only radical change can avert climate disaster.
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands
A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
CounterPunch
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.
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.
The Moronic Sport: ORVs on Public Lands
Wuerthner, George
Article
2008
CounterPunch
I do not accept the premise that abuse of our lands is something that we must tolerate as inevitable. It is our land. It is our children's land, and their children's land. We have a responsibility to ...
Mountain Biking: Frequently Asked Questions
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2009
Why do people mountain bike, and what harms does it do?
Nature lovers should look fondly on all-terrain vehicles
News Release November 22, 2005
Article
2005
Places in Need - Mountain Bike Damage
Article
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Trails are easily and seriously degraded by mountain bike use - especially when those bikes are ridden on wet or muddy trail.
The Politics of Food and Poverty
Tummon, John
Article
2014
Climate & Capitalism
The global food crisis is tightly connected to global poverty, climate change, ecological destruction, migrant workers, imperialism, health and the super-exploitation of workers.
The Psychology of Mountain Biking
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2000
The first thing one notices about mountain bikers is that they lie continually.
Reclaiming the Commons in Appalachia
Property is Theft
Mincy, Grant
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The extractive resource industry has a firm hold on the wild, wonderful, but wounded Appalachians. The use of eminent domain and compulsory pooling has robbed communities of their cultural and natural...
Rumble in the jungle
Carroll, Rory
Article
2009
Guardian Weekly
Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.
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...
Trail Damage Caused by Irresponsible Mountain Bikers
McCree, Keith and Barbra
Article
Hiking Trails and Wildflowers
The damage caused by each mountain biker is much greater than that caused by a hiker, firstly because of the extra weight of the bike, and secondly because the soil is impacted continuously along the ...
Why Off-Road Bicycling Should be Prohibited
The Effects of Mountain Biking on Wildlife and People
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
1997
To most environmentalists, bicycles have always been the epitome of good. We are so used to comparing bikes to cars, that it never occurred to us that the bicycle would be ever used for anything bad. ...
Wildlife Need Habitat Off-Limits To Humans!
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
Environmentalism can most simply be defined as the extension of the Golden Rule to include other species. Wildlife must be given top priority, because they can't protect themselves from us.

Sources Bookshelf

Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
The Missing News
Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
Stupid to the Last Drop
How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
Marsden, William
Book
2007
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...

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