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With few exceptions, sites will only be listed once in /Society /Issues /Environment /Activism and its subcategories. Due to overlap with other categories of /Society /Issues /Environment, sites will typically only be listed once in both these areas. Sites with a only regional or local focus should be submitted to a category of /Regional or related Regional category in /Society/Issues/Environment/Organizations/Regional.
Environmental activism covers a wide range of actions, from writing letters to politicians and corporations, through publicity stunts and banner-waving protests, to direct action like chaining yourself to a tree to prevent a new road. This category should only contain sites that have some details as to "what you can do" politically — action that people can take, or have taken. Background information and arguments about the issues should go in Society: Issues: Environment. Pages about personal living and what you can do to have less impact on the environment should go to: Society: Issues: Environment Consumerism: Activism. (Note: there is one area that has never traditionally been called "activism", and that is conservation work. This is filed under Society: Issues: Environment: Conservation and Endangered Species and, for more scientific conservation research groups, Science: Environment: Biodiversity: Conservation) See also: (very comprehensive guide) Where should I submit my website about animals? Or, where will I find the animal topic I am looking for?
Sites in this category cover global warming and cooling, sea level and ice pack changes, desertification, and all general discussion on shifts in the earth's climatic zones, particularly as theorized to result from human emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other "greenhouse gases." Among the questions raised are whether human activity is responsible for global warming and to what extent, whether climate change is detrimental and if so what measures must be taken to arrest it, and even whether climate change is occurring at all.
This category is for political and social issues concerning the protection or conservation of endangered species and other animals.

This category is for sites dealing with issues of consumerism and its impact on the environment.
Web sites submitted to this category should be directories of, or lists of links to, organizations or independent Web sites that provide information on activities of organizations concerned generally with the management and protection (as opposed to scientific study) of the environment and natural resources.

This category excludes sites that are mainly bibliographic, i.e., sites emphasizing links to publications whether print or online.

In terms of geography, this category favors Web sites that focus on the world as a whole or on a world region such as Africa or the Pacific Ocean; or focus on a country with links to the international community.

This category is for Web sites that are, or include, directories of organizations and Web sites concerned with protection and management of the environment and natural resources.
Environmental justice has to do with social equity in environmental matters.
Issue under broad category of society about Food and Drink. Although under environmental category, this category is about more than the environmental consequences of organic or not organic growing. It is about what people put into themselves as well.
This category is for societal issues related to Environmental Health.

Websites about scientific aspects of environmental health (such as toxicity or monitoring information) should be submitted to Science/Environment/Environmental_Health.

Sites concerning the issues of environmental health. Environmental Health - Definition. Environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by interactions with physical, chemical, biological and social factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing those factors in the environment that may adversely affect the health of present and future generations. (From the Pew Environmental Health Commission)
Please only submit websites that specifically discuss the control, extent, causes or effects of light pollution. Please submit site which are pro-excessive-lighting or disagree with the dark-sky movement (the movement against light pollution) to the opposing-views sub-category. Please submit all newspaper articles to the relevant category and any other sites to an appropriate sub-category where one exists.
Light Pollution (also called obtrusive lighting, photopollution and luminous pollution) is not the opposite of heavy pollution, but is pollution caused by the increasing use of urban, and now rural, outdoor lighting which has deemed many countries practically unsuitable for observations using astronomical telescopes. This form of pollution affects the polluter's pocket as well as astronomers; drivers (by dazzling them); neighbours or nearby residents, and wildlife (both plants and animals). People are only just beginning to realise that there is a problem, even though it has been around for half a century now, and has been gradually getting worse and more rural. The sites in this category are helpful to people who are affected by or wish to tackle a lighting problem, or people who wish to help by installing more environmentally-friendly lighting. Good lights are not too bright, and do not blot out the sky; they save energy and give us back something like the dark skies that people enjoyed long ago. The light from the rest of the universe takes hundreds, thousands or millions of years to reach our eyes. What a pity to lose it in the last moments of its journey through a wasteful source of light near you. So, think before you install your next light. (Last two paragraphs adapted from old Campaign for Dark Skies homepage) If you are interested in combating light pollution contact one of the many regional dark-sky (i.e.: anti-light-pollution) groups listed.

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Mountaintop removal mining is a form of strip mining that completely removes up to 800 feet of bedrock from a mountain top. This form of coal mining is practiced in the southern Appalachians and the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Environmental effects of mountaintop removal mining include deforestation, sludge flows, aquifer depletion and groundwater pollution. Societial effects include loss of human life, safety, health and property due to extensive blasting, toxic waste storage and catastrophic flooding, as well as the resulting loss of the native culture that ensues.
News articles about environmental issues.
Submit sites concerned with any form of noise considered pollution.
This category contains websites related to all forms of noise considered pollution.
Issues surrounding all aspects of the nuclear industry and materials in the environment. These include nuclear fallout from nuclear facilities or weapons tests, issues around nuclear power, uranium mining, recycling and waste disposal. Topics covered elsewhere would be the technology of nuclear power and military use of nuclear materials.
Criticisms of environmentalism and environmentalist groups; also exposes of "Greenwash", which is corporations trying to present themselves as more environment-friendly ("green") than they actually are.
With few exceptions, sites will only be listed once in /Society /Issues /Environment and its subcategories. Sites with a only regional or local focus should be submitted to a category of /Regional or related Regional category in /Society/Issues/Environment/Organizations/Regional. Sites with a Science focus should be submitted to a /Science/Environment/Organizations.
Organizations listed here are involved in issues and activism on environmental topics. These would be organizations working internationally or on multiple environment issues. The work may be in local, national or international areas. An organization working on several environment topics like global warming, toxic waste and conservation may be listed here.
This category is concerned with the social and environmental issues about human population growth or decline in certain regions or the entire world.

Webpages that discuss scientific models of single species population growth for animals and plants should be submitted to Science/Biology/Ecology/Population_Ecology/.

Sites that deal with population studies and statistics should be submitted to Science/Social_Sciences/Demography_and_Population_Studies/.

Webpages that discuss immigration issues should be submitted to Society/Issues/Immigration/.

For pages that are focused on population control issues should be submitted to the Anti-Population_Control or the Pro-Population_Control subcategory.

Sites concerned about family planning should be submitted in the Society/Issues/Family_Planning/ category.

Pages about abortion issues should be submitted to Society/Issues/Abortion/.

Society: Issues: Environment: Population topics focus on the negative or positive impact of population increase or decrease within an ecosystem, governmental region, or on a global scale. Population growth can be a positive or negative effect on an area, depending on pre-existing conditions in an area. For example, in rural areas in the US, a population growth might be welcome. On the otherhand, in crowded cities such as Tokyo, a large population growth might add complications in the cost of housing, unemployment rates, and car pollution. There are many causes of population increase such as longer lifespans due to advanced healthcare, better diets, increased agricultural production. On the otherhand, some causes of population decrease for a region might be lack of medicines, poor diets, and reduced agriculture production due to weather, insect swarms, and not rotating crops.
Please check the immediate sub-categories of Sustainable Development before submitting a site here. Please also check the related categories list. If your site is better described by one of these it should be submitted there instead. Thank you for helping us to place your site more quickly.
The World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission), defined "sustainable development" as follows in the report Our Common Future (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1987): "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: the concept of "needs", in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs." Sustainability can encompass many things and can be pursued on several different levels and scales.
Current Criteria:
  • "Video" should be related to environmental issues
  • Site should allow access to one or more of the following:
    • Ability to watch video(s) online
    • Resources devoted to creating your own video projects
    • Listings of other sites that offer environmental videos or resources

If a site solely exists to SELL videos, then said listing should likely exist in the Shopping area.

This category is for videos related to our environment. Note: "Videos" has been expanded to include flash and other rich media presentations.

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