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  1. Air pollution may be damaging children's brains - before they are even born
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Aside causing respiratory and cardiovascular damage, air pollution has also an impact on the brains and nervous systems of unborn children whose mothers suffer high levels of exposure.
  2. Aircraft pollution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
  3. Blueprint for a Green Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
  4. The Canadian Green Consumer Guide
    How You Can Help

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    A guide to responsible shopping that won't cost the earth.
  5. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 3 - September 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  6. Canadian Lung Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Cancer is Capitalist Violence
    Anthropology Against Oncology

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    It’s been two decades since the publication of Martha Balsham’s landmark study, “Cancer in the Community: Class and Medical Authority (1993).” Balshem, a hospital-based anthropologist, documented how a Philadelphia “lay community” rejected medical advice to stop smoking, eat fruits and vegetables and schedule regular screening tests. The working class community of Tannerstown (a pseudonym) instead blamed air pollution from highway traffic and nearby chemical plants, as well as fate, for their cancers.
  8. Chinese authorities must come clean on air pollution film ban
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned by the decision by the Cyberspace Administrative and Central Propaganda Department of China to ban the online documentary Under the Dome and the closing down of a number of websites.
  9. Connexions Library: Environment Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
  10. Cruise industry chafes at regulation that would help clean up Alaska's air
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The cruise ship Sapphire Princess will emit the same amount of sulphur dioxide as 13.1m cars as it takes its guests from Whittier, Alaska to Glacier Bay and eventually Vancouver.
  11. Gassing the American People
    Fracking Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Last year the World Health Organization said over 7 million people died from air pollution, making it the largest killer on the planet – killing almost 80 times more people in one year than died of poison gas over the 4 years of WWI.
  12. The Greenhouse Effect
    Ethics and Climate Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  13. The Growth Illusion
    How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national income consumes more resources than it creates on a sustainable basis. In other words, these economies are running backwards and making their citizens worse off.
  14. Illness cost of air pollution underscores need for lung health action plan: The Lung Association
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The National Illness Cost of Air Pollution (ICAP) study, released today by the Canadian Medical Association, is clear evidence that action is required on air pollution and that a national strategy for lung health is needed now more than ever.
  15. In Our Backyard
    A Greater Vancouver Environmental Guide...

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    In Our Backyard focuses on environmental problems that apply directly to Greater Vancouver. With detials on local garbage and recylcing facilities, water and energy consumption, sewage disposal, air quality, and more, it is designed to help ordinary people deal with the onslaught of information and value changes that will continue to surround the environmental movement.
  16. Is The Air Fit to Breathe?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    This pamphlet describes some of the more common air-pollution health dangers at the work site and outlines some workers rights guaranteed by law.
  17. Lung Association and Canadian Thoracic Society begin building lung health research agenda for Canada
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Recognizing the need to position Canada as a global leader in the fight against lung disease, the Canadian Lung Association together with the Canadian Thoracic Society have launched the development of a national research agenda
  18. Lung Association working to make lung health federal election priority
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    This week The Lung Association will launch a national campaign to empower Canadians to advocate for action on lung health. Please visit www.lung.ca on Thursday for more details and make your voice heard.
  19. Majority of Canadians unfamiliar with the Air Quality Index: Lung Association survey
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Clean air is important to everyone's good health, yet only one-third of Canadians are familiar with the Air Quality Index, according to survey results released today by The Lung Association.
  20. Poisoned Skies
    Who'll Stop Acid Rain?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    The authors chronicle the decade-long struggle to get government action against acid rain - a devastating form of pollution.
  21. Porter's corporate interests can't be allowed to trump public health
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    We are concerned that it will be the children who live, study and play less than 300 metres from the current airport in the high-rises, the Waterfront school, Little Norway Park, the daycare and community centre who will be most affected by the addition of jets. Consider that landings and takeoffs generate the highest emissions and that peak airport periods coincide with times children walk to and from school.
  22. Regeneration
    Toronto's Waterfront and the Sustainable City

    Resource Type: Book
  23. Society of Energy Professionals
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  24. The Suburban Nation
    The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually supportive towns, cities and regions.
  25. Toward Sustainable Communities
    Resources for Citizens and their Governments

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer practical suggestions and innovative solutions to a wide range of municipal and community problems.
  26. Transport Policy and the Environment
    Six Case Studies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  27. Under the Dome
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2015
    A self-financed Chinese documentary film by Chai Jing, a former China Central Television journalist, concerning air pollution in China. It is narrated by Chai, who presents the results of her year-long research mostly in the form of a lecture.
  28. The Volkswagen Scandal Wasn't Exposed by Regulators, but by Two Engineers Working at a Small Non-Profit Lab
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    German automaker Volkswagen was recently exposed for perpetrating a massive deception by installing a small device on as many as 11 million diesel-powered vehicles designed to cheat emissions tests.
  29. VW, GM and Takata: the Case for Jailing Corporate Executives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Making the case that executives at VW, Takata and General Motors should be jailed for corporate crime. The crimes committed by the corporations they head are extremely serious, and have caused and will cause hundreds of deaths. Why are the perpetrators allowed to get off simply by writing a cheque to cover the fine, instead of going to jail the way other criminals do?

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