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As rivers re-open to shipping, oil threat to Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest continues
Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest, home of incredibly rich biodiversity, is under unprecedented threat, writes ASMG Kibria. The recent oil tanker capsize on the Shela river puts the forest at risk of wid...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
The contribution of trees to our lives: it is time to take stock
French botanist Francis Hallé makes a case for the defence of trees as a powerful ally in saving the Earth's ecosystems
A reflection on the impact of trees in the world and the necessity of improving urban forestry out of self-preservation.
Corporate Welfare in the Forest
Post-Fire Logging Loses Money and Damages the Health of the Ecosystem
The Forest Service is under extreme political pressure to log our national patrimony, whether it makes any economic or ecological sense. A good example of a needless, ecologically damaging, and econom...
Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland...
In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this ...
Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Independent Science News
Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
Why Logging Forests After Wildfires is Ecologically Destructive
Bond exposes three prevailing falsehoods about logging that the U.S. Forest Service disseminates.
A Field Guide to Eastern Forests
Kricher, John C.; Morrison, Gordon
A "second-generation" field guide to the ecology of the forests and fields of eastern North America.
The Natural History of Ontario
Theberge, John B.
A comprehensive, extensively illustrated natural history of Ontario, covering bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more.
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