Environment

Environment

Early puberty for girls: The new ‘normal’ and why we need to be concerned

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kathleen O’Grady
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses Sandra Steingraber's work, The Falling Age of Puberty in US Girls (2007), and how research now indicates that early onset of puberty is a known risk factor for breast cancer developed later in life.

Climate change and Canada: An untapped opportunity to advance gender equality?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jimena Eyzaguirre
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses why gender must be addressed in climate change policy. Looks at how establishing goals and priorities in climate protection requires the insights and expertise of both men and women, how preferences and abilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions differ between Canadian men and women, that the vulnerability of women to the impacts of climate change tend to to be different from that of men, and how governments are responsible for ensuring the fair distribtuion of benefits of climate policy and programs.

Canada’s North in a changing climate: Hearing from the women of Nain

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Meena Nallainathan
Edition: 
Vol 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses research done where women's insights about climate change came from their experiences travelling, hunting, harvesting, hanging fish and laundry outdoors to dry and raising their families.

World Wildlife Federation - United Kingdom

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English

Seeks to influence global environmental issues through responsible actions, raises crucial environmental issues with policy-makers, business and industries, around the world.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
01483 426444
Email Address: 
supporterrelations@wwf.org.uk
Fax Number: 
01483 426409
Street Address: 
Panda House, Weyside Park, Godalming
City: 
Surrey
Postal/ZIP Code: 
GU7 1XR

Environmental contaminants and breast cancer: the growing concerns about endocrine disrupting chemicals

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English
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Online
Author: 
Andreas Kortenkamp
Publisher: 
WWF-UK
Publication Date: 
2006

Examines the link between increasing rates of breast cancer and the impacts of hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Highlights the need for strong legislation to control EDCs which are used in everyday products such as baby bottles and other plastics and cosmetics.

Surviving domestic violence and disasters

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English
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Online
Author: 
Elaine Enarson
Publisher: 
FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines what makes women in volatile relationships especially vulnerable in the aftermath of natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, etc.), and the preparedness of women's shelters and transition houses to meet such particular circumstances. Summarizes study data derived from mail and phone surveys.

Fury for the sound: the women at Clayoquot

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English
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Video
Publisher: 
TellTale Productions
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, B.C.

Gives a moving account of grassroots social history in the making, this documentary talks about much much more than trees-it exposes the perils of what happen in the larger society when consciousness is divorced from politics.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ENVI.T45 1997

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Information provision and referral
Services d'information et de références

Provides decision makers, opinion leaders and the Canadian public with advice and recommendations for promoting sustainable development. Identifies key issues with both environmental and economic implications, examines these implications and suggests how to balance economic prosperity with environmental preservation. // Offre aux décideurs, aux guides d'opinion ainsi qu'aux Canadiennes et aux Canadiens des conseils et des recommandations au sujet de la promotion d'un développement durable. Définit les grands dossiers qui entraînent des conséquences à la fois sur l'économie et l'environnement, examinent leurs répercussions et recommandent des mesures d'équilibre entre la prospérité économique et la sauvegarde de l'environnement.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(613) 992-7189
Email Address: 
admin@nrtee-trnee.ca
Fax Number: 
(613) 992-7385
Street Address: 
344 Slater Street, Suite 200
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1R 7Y3
Internal Notes : 
multiple languages found - // in abstract

Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research

Forms an independent, multi-disciplinary research and education resource for Indigenous Peoples, created by Canada's Aboriginal leaders.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
514-398-7757
Email Address: 
cine.macdonald@mcgill.ca
Fax Number: 
514-398-1020
Street Address: 
C.I.N.E. Building, 21111 Lakeshore Road
City: 
Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H9X 3V9
Internal Notes : 
url (http://www.cine.mcgill.ca/) does not appear valid, changed to current link.

If gender mattered: a case study of Inuit women, land claims and the Voisey's Bay nickel project

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English
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Online
Author: 
Linda Archibald
Mary Crnkovich
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the gender issues hidden within the land claims and environmental assessment processes under way in Labrador.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
GEND.A73 1999
ISBN 0662839366
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Et si les femmes avaient voix au chapitre? Étude de cas sur les Inuites, les revendications territoriales et le projet d'exploitation du nickel de la baie Voisey.
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