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  1. Africa in Crisis
    The Causes, The Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy

    Resource Type: Book
    Africa in Crisis looks at the causes of African famine and how it is a symbol of a much deeper crisis. African droughts and famines are not just the results of a lack of rain but the end result of a long deterioration in the ability of Africans to feed themselves caused by mistakes made by governments both inside and outside the continent.
  2. Borneo's Killer Dams
    Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of the world's highest rates of deforestation; only 5% of its primary forests remain. Now, Sarawak's forests and their inhabitants face another threat: the damming of its rivers for hydroelectric power.
  3. Canada and the State of the Planet
    The Social, Economic and Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Lives

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
  4. The Canadian Environmental Education Catalogue
    A Guide to Selected Resources

    Resource Type: Article
  5. 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.
  6. Deforestation
    Wikipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    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 to farms, ranches, or urban use. Tropical rainforests is where the most concentrated deforestation occurs. Almost 30% of the world is covered by forests, excluding water mass.
  7. Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    With the deadline for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe. In Nigeria however, forest and farmland continue to be destroyed.
  8. Deforestation of Central America Rises as Mexico's War on Drugs Moves South
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Swaths of Central American rainforest are affected by 'narco-deforestation', caused by landing strips and roads built by and for drug traffickers.
  9. Desertification
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    A decade ago the Sahel drought killed thousands of people and millions of animals. It focused world attention on the dangers and causes of desertification. This book examines the reasons: overcultivation, overgrazing, deforestation and bad irrigation.
  10. The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  11. The Fuelwood Trap
    Policy and Planning in the SADCC

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The vast majority of the 60 million people in SADCC countries rely on woodfuel for domestic use. As supplies diminish, the quality of life is deteriorating while the environment becomes more and more degraded. This book looks at the demands to be made on politicians and planners and describes not simply the costs and effects of the problem but also suggests major ways forward.
  12. The Gaia Atlas of First Peoples
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Entries on indigenous peoples from around the globe, focusing on three main areas: their way of life, the present crisis, and the future.
  13. Global Visions
    Beyond the News World Order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    This book seeks to establish how our diverse globalizing world can be turned into a common home. The authors create a dialogue about the two types of globalization occurring in the world: globalization from above and globalization from below.
  14. A Green History of the World
    The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
  15. How to Save the World
    Strategy for World Conservation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    "How To Save The World" discusses, "Why the world needs saving now and how it can be done". Allen breaks his work down into seven chapters, devoting each to an important aspect of the global predicament. Securing the food supply, saving forests, preserving wildlife and presenting a strategy for conservation are all discussed as methods to improve the relationship between mankind and nature.
  16. Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
  17. A Last Chance for the World's Forests?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of 'core forest' -- remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes -- are vanishing even faster.
  18. Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
  19. Palm Oil company plan to slow deforestation 'another land-grab'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A palm oil company's 'forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, seizing resources from local communities' control.
  20. Saving the Tropical Forests
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The book provides a vision of hope for the tropical rainforests of the world. In Latin America, Africa, India and South East Asia, growing numbers of people are developing techniques and projects specifically designed to promote the wise use and preservation of remaining forest lands. The authors believe that action must be based on the development and improvement of existing alternatives to destruction or it will fail.
  21. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  22. State of the Ark
    An Atlas of Conservation in Action

    Resource Type: Book
  23. Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of corporations and entities control the global supply of food, water and other resources. They operate without any sense of responsibility and the space for people to seek redress is becoming continually more constricted.
  24. Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled deforestation on Sumatra Island.
  25. The Vanishing Forest
    Resource Type: Book
    While loggers, ranchers, road and dam builders destroy forests for short-term gains, the world is losing what could be its long-term economic base. Deforestation threatens irreversible climatic changes and the loss of gene pools. Not an ecological treatise, this report focuses on the suffering endured by the people immediately dependent on dwindling forest land and how this process is affecting their health and livelihood.

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