In the face of growing anxiety about the environmental sustainability of the world, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments.
Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation
A comprehensive guide to understanding the crucial role estuaries play in the salmonid life cycle and what can be done to conserve – and recover – this important fish habitat.
Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada
This revealing analysis of Canada’s electrical power co-operatives challenges our understanding of their history and shines a light on their potential within the nation’s electricity sector.
Pipelines, Participatory Resource Management, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Northwest Territories
An examination of Sahtu Dene participation in the assessment of the Mackenzie Gas pipeline and other resource extraction projects, this book provides an in-depth account of the workings and effects of participatory environmental assessment in the Canadian North and its implications for the legitimization of resource co-management.
Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community
In A Town Called Asbestos, a mining town’s proud and painful history is unearthed to reveal the challenges a small resource community faced in a globalized world.
Alternative Service Delivery and the Myth of Water Utility Independence
Municipalities face important water supply challenges. One response has been to render utilities independent from municipal government through alternative service delivery. Both water management and municipal governance must be strengthened to meet contemporary water supply needs.
Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia
This book explores how the peoples and communities of northern British Columbia are responding to global demand for local resources.
Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in British Columbia
This unconventional history looks at the resettlement of interior British Columbia from the perspective of campaigns to exterminate grasshoppers and wild horses, creatures considered by some to be pests.
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