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Shrinking snowpack, receding glaciers, clear cut logging, fossil fuel extraction and off road vehicle use are all exerting enormous pressures on our precious water resources.  Van Tighems’ latest book, Heart Waters – Sources of the Bow River examines these pressures from...
How can we make an understanding common? Passionate advocates continuously seek new answers to this question, as it is so pertinent to inciting change. (more…)
In a sentence, David Brower was the single most influential force on environmental policy in the United States and on the environmental movement both in Canada and the United States in the 20th century. Having been born in 1912 and...
Even if you care nothing about climate change and human health, you should still support a phase-out of Alberta’s tar sand projects. That sentiment is what makes Jeff Rubin’s The Carbon Bubble an exhilarating read. Rubin claims that you should support...
In this lyrical book, Alejandro Frid weaves together the experiential, scientific, Indigenous and activist strands of his life into a series of letters to his daughter, Twyla Bella. Frid’s book is motivated by a deep concern for the state of...
The $19-billion award of the Ecuadorian court, in 2010, against Chevron to redress massive contamination in the Amazon had all the appearances of a cause célèbre. The class action lawsuit of Aguinda vs Chevron – initiated by 76 Indigenous people...
Lester Brown makes a satisfying – if not always perfectly compelling – argument that fossil fuels are already inheriting the world. (more…)
Alex Epstein wants to shake up the way that we think about fossil fuels and challenges which behaviours we consider moral and immoral. In his book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, he proposes reframing the conflict of environmentalists versus...
The Belarus government created the Polesie State Radiation Ecological Reserve in Belarus in the aftermath of humanity’s worst nuclear power calamity at Chernobyl. After a massive radioactive cloud descended on the forests, farmlands and villages dotting the landscape, almost 2,200...
Hugo Lucitante dips his hand into the pond. It comes out covered in hot, black crude. He is a stone’s throw away from the Aquarico River that his people, the Cofán, rely on for everything.The Cofán lived in the Amazon...

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