Mar 9th, 2012 by Shelley Brown
The Law Library video collection contains a large number of items relating to Environmental Issues. A list of these titles is available here (not comprehensive, but the list will be expanded as time permits).
A sampling of our titles includes:
Addicted to plastic
From Styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention in the past 100 years has had more influence and presence than synthetics. But such progress has had a cost. For better and for worse, no ecosystem or segment of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic.
A chemical reaction : the story of a true green revolution
Much of Canada has spoken and many lawn and garden pesticides are now banned in most of the nation. “A Chemical Reaction” examines how Hudson, Quebec, became the first town in North America to eliminate these products and how its battle all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court inspired activists everywhere — yet some towns and provinces are still holding out.
A sea change
A Sea Change documents how the pH balance of the oceans has changed dramatically since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution: a 30% increase in acidification. With near unanimity, scientists now agree that the burning of fossil fuels is fundamentally reshaping ocean chemistry.
Water under fire
Our quality of life is directly affected by the quality of our water. Often, Canadians take fresh water resources for granted. Scientists in the Canadian Water Network, Environment Canada and other research facilities throughout Canada have recognized that our water supply is stressed by over-allocation, contamination and environmental change.