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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...
International Civil Aviation Organization
The International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN Specialized Agency, is the global forum for civil aviation. ICAO works to achieve its vision of safe, secure and sustainable development of civil aviation through cooperation am...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
International Hydrographic Organization
The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental consultative and technical organization that was established in 1921 to support the safety in navigation and the protection of the marine environment. The object...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Organization of the Islamic Conference
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voic...
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve ...
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization whose creation was proclaimed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of Chin...

News Releases

Neskantaga First Nation Battles American Mining Goliath Cliffs in Toronto Mining Court
2012-07-06
The Neskantaga First Nation is taking their fight for proper First Nation consultation in the Ring of Fire to the Toronto Mining Court.
Ryan Reynolds and a host of other Canadian celebrities have joined forces to protect nature
2009-11-30
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Ryan Reynolds, Jason Priestley, William Shatner and Rachel Blanchard, star in A Force for Nature - a 30 minute television journey through some of our most magnificent but threatened landscapes.
Sources welcomes Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society
2009-06-18
Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society
Sources welcomes a new member: Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society. The Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society monitors and reports on the population status of Arctic marine mammals...
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...
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
2015-04-05
Municipal Action Committee, Toronto No Line 9 Network
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...

Sources Select Resources

Agroecology Case Studies
Article
2016
Okaland Institute
The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformatio...
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.
Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
Aitchison, John
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, a...
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.
Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
Ulli Diemer
The story of Ontario's right-wing Harris government, which gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster.
Drowning in Noise: Noise Costs of jet skis in America
A Report for the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
Komanaff, Charles, Shaw, Howard
Article
2000
Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
An analysis of the value of the lost enjoyment that jet ski noise introduces into beach environments.
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...
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.
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...
Jetskis Should Be Banned
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
1998
To launch a jet ski into the shallow waters that are so important to marine wildlife takes little money, little training, and little energy. Jet skis put our most vulnerable marine and avian wildlife ...
Lack of regulation behind West Virginia water disaster
Barrickman, Nick
Article
2014
World Socialist Web Site
A chemical spill at the Etowah River Terminal, near Charleston, West Virginia, resulted in nearly 300,000 people in the state losing access to drinkable water. Since then, several reports have been re...
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 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...
The Psychology of Mountain Biking
Vandeman, Michael J.
Article
2000
The first thing one notices about mountain bikers is that they lie continually.
A Request For More Effective Regulation of jet skis
Article
1999
Jet skis produce noise pollution, water pollution, adversely impact wildlife and aquatic plants, and pose serious safety risks.
Sounding the alarm on environmental issues comes at a steep price
Tzabiras, Marianna
Article
2014
IFEX
On 20 April 2014 Human Rights Watch issued an urgent call for information on the whereabouts of Thai activist Por Cha Lee Rakchongcharoen, known as "Billy". The prominent ethnic Karen activist has bee...
Toronto Council Moves to Protect City's Water from Pipeline Spills
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Municipal Action Committee, Toronto No Line 9 Network
Toronto City Council's motion asking for emergency shut-off values on either side of the City of Toronto's major watercourses reflects increased resident pressure on the city to defend us all against ...
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

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

Earth First! Journal
A forum for the no compromise environmental movement. Published by an editorial collective within the Earth First! movement.

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...
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."
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
A group of Health Physics and Radiation Safety Specialists, dedicated to providing tailored radiation safety services to employees in the handling of nuclear substances.
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...
Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission
The HMIRC works with stakeholders - industry, labour and governments - to help safeguard both workers and trade secrets in Canada#s chemical industry.
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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