Big Yellow Taxi, by Joni Mitchell (1970) "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"
After The Gold Rush, by Neil Young (1970) "Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s"
Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology), by Marvin Gaye (1971) "What about this overcrowded land? / How much more abuse from man can she stand?"
Paradise, by John Prine (1971) "The coal company came, with the world's largest shovel / And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land / Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken / Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man"
Cuyahoga, by R.E.M. (1986) "Underneath the river bed we burned the river down"
Blackened, by Metallica (1988) "Smouldering decay / Take her breath away / Millions of our years / In minutes disappears"
Hands All Over, by Soundgarden (1990) "Hands all over the coastal waters / The crew men thank her / Then lay down their oily blanket / Hands all over the inland forest / In a striking motion trees fall down / Like dying soldiers"
River Runs Red, by Midnight Oil (1990) "So you cut all the tall trees down / You poisoned the sky and the sea / You've taken what's good from the ground / But you've left precious little for me."
Heal The World, by Michael Jackson (1992) "Heal the world / Make it a better place / For you and for me / And the entire human race"
Escarpment Blues, by Sarah Harmer (2005) "If they blow a hole in the backbone / The one that runs across the muscles of the land / We might get a load of stone for the road / But I don't know how much longer we can stand"