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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...
Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...
World Tourism Organization
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical sou...

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...
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
2015-12-09
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
Sources welcomes Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
2012-09-28
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nati...

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...
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.
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
Sources News Release
Article
2015
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
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.
Fish habitat protection waning under Harper government, analysis finds
Weber, Bob
Article
2015
Canadian Press
A statistical analysis of the Conservative government's changes to environmental laws and procedures suggests Ottawa has "all but abandoned" attempts to protect Canada's lakes and rivers.
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 ...
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...
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.
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project
Article
2015
A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to ...
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?
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 Psychology of Mountain Biking
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2000
The first thing one notices about mountain bikers is that they lie continually.
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

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, ...

Media

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Reports current research in all aspects of earth science, including geomatics, geophysics, and geology.


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