Environmental Ethics : A Web Resource List

Human morality and its impact on the environment.

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From Trophy Hunting to Species Extinction.   A mounted head or showing off your wealth is apparently more valuable than a species threatened with extinction.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julia-orr/from-trophy-hunting-to-species_b_8034600.html

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Setting Aside Half The Earth For ‘Rewilding’: The Ethical Dimension.

The famous biologist and naturalist, E.O.Wilson, would do this by establishing huge biodiversity parks to protect, restore and connect habitats at a continental scale. Local people would be integrated into these parks as environmental educators, managers and rangers – a model drawn from existing large-scale conservation projects.

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/setting-aside-half-earth-rewilding-ethical-dimension

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Scientists say that we are super good at killing stuff. Humans don’t really need another reason to feel like the greatest species on Earth, so far removed from Nature that we can basically do whatever we want with it. Scientists in British Columbia have officially dubbed us “super predators.”

http://grist.org/news/scientists-say-were-super-good-at-killing-stuff/

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Principles of an Ecological Morality: Integrating Values and Ethics for Natural and Human Systems

http://www.davidbothered.com/?p=1123

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Understanding Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic

https://www.aldoleopold.org/post/understanding-land-ethic/

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Why Edward Abbey Still Matters

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/why_edward_abbey_still_matters/

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Donald Trump and the decline of America’s moral character

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/10/donald-trump-and-the-decline-of-americas-moral-ecology.php

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Moral ecology and climate change

https://thevirtueblog.com/2016/01/08/moral-ecology-and-climate-change/

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Pope Francis’s Vision of a Moral Ecology Will Challenge Both Republicans and Democrats

https://newrepublic.com/article/122061/pope-franciss-vision-moral-ecology-will-challenge-both-parties

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Environmental Ethics from Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_ethics

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Shepherds of Creation: Moral Ecology in a Technocratic Age

http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2015/08/04/4286739.htm

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Deep Ecology & Virtue Ethics

https://philosophynow.org/issues/26/Deep_Ecology_and_Virtue_Ethics

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Environmental Ethics

http://www.iep.utm.edu/envi-eth/

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The Ecological Crisis: A Moral Problem

http://www.pullen.org/2015/06/21/the-ecological-crisis-a-moral-problem/

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The Ecological and Ethical Impact of the Border Wall Between Mexico and the United States

 

Border Walls Aren’t Just Political Objects—They’re Ecological Barriers, Too

https://orionmagazine.org/2015/09/border-walls-arent-just-political-objects-theyre-ecological-barriers-too/?utm_source=Fresh+September+17%2C+2015&utm_campaign=FRESH+9%2F17%2F15&utm_medium=email

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Images Of The Borderland

This video is a collection of sights and sounds within fifty miles of either side of the US Mexican border starting at San Diego California and ending at Puerto Isabella Texas. We ask the viewer to consider in what way this strip of land has become its own country.

http://vimeo.com/15096917

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Highly recommended!!! A new collaborative virtual story map that that helps communicate the nuances and realities of the borderlands.

http://nextgensd.com/embattled-borderlands

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Wild Versus Wall. A video produced for the Sierra Club. The video concerns the ecological effects of new enforcement infrastructure on the U.S./Mexico border.

https://vimeo.com/9561480

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What would Trump’s wall mean for wildlife?

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37200583

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Scientific American report. Building a border wall is an act of self-sabotage,

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trumps-wall-could-cause-serious-environmental-damage/

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NPR report – The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/02/17/514356130/the-environmental-consequences-of-a-wall-on-the-u-s-mexico-border

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Newsweek – THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER WALL

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/02/26/environmental-impact-us-mexico-border-wall-426310.html

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Splitting the Land in Two: Ecological Effects of Border Militarization

http://afgj.org/splitting-the-land-in-two-ecological-effects-of-border-militarization

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Washington Post –  Border walls are bad for wildlife

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/11/01/border-walls-are-bad-for-wildlife/?utm_term=.48ccad742ed3

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KCET – Trump’s border wall would be a disaster for wildlife

https://www.kcet.org/redefine/trumps-border-wall-would-be-a-disaster-for-wildlife

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University of Texas law school briefing document on the impact of a border wall. Excellent analysis

https://law.utexas.edu/humanrights/borderwall/analysis/briefing-The-Environmental-Impacts-of-the-Border-Wall.pdf

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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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