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GETTING DIRTY MAY BE HEALTHY

By | Friday, November 8, 2013|, , |

For much of human history we lived close to the natural world. As civilization evolved we became increasingly urbanized, and most of us now live in cities. As we've moved away from nature, we've seen a decline in other forms of life. Biodiversity is disappearing. The current rate of loss is perhaps as high as [...]

CRITICAL ISSUES DESERVE A HIGHER STANDARD

By | Thursday, November 7, 2013|, |

From government scientists to First Nations citizens and environmentalists, pretty much everyone working to protect the air, water, land and diversity of plants and animals that keep us alive and healthy has felt the sting of attacks from sources in government, media and beyond. Much of the media spin is particularly absurd, relying on ad hominem attacks [...]

DESPITE FUKUSHIMA, SCIENTISTS SAY EATING WEST COAST FISH IS SAFE

By | Thursday, October 17, 2013|, |

Following Japan's devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, fear spread about risks of leaked radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant — for the health of those living in or near Fukushima or involved in cleanup efforts, and for the planet and the potential impacts on our complex marine food web. Shunichi Tanaka, head of [...]

WHAT IS ORANGE, FLUTTERS AND WAS MYSTERIOUSLY ABSENT FROM CANADA THIS SUMMER?

By | Thursday, October 3, 2013|, |

You may have noticed something missing this summer. A little something that flits through your neighbourhood like a self-propelled orange and black flower: the monarch butterfly. Very few of these iconic butterflies made it to Canada this summer. Biologists estimate the North American monarch population declined by about 80 per cent this year, the lowest [...]

ATTACKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE HINDER SCIENCE SOLUTIONS

By | Monday, September 2, 2013|, |

Starting in late September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release its Fifth Assessment Report in three chapters and a summary. Not to be outdone, contrarians have unleashed a barrage of attacks designed to discredit the science before it's released. Expect more to come. Many news outlets are complicit in efforts to undermine the scientific evidence. [...]

WE CAN’T IGNORE THE LITTLE THINGS THAT KEEP US ALIVE

By | Monday, September 2, 2013|, |

Scientists believe life appeared on Earth almost four-billion years ago, about half a billion years after our relatively young planet formed. It would be fascinating to see how life arose and managed to hang on. If scientists were to invent time travel to take us back through Earth's history, we'd see little life for most of [...]

CANADA’S ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS & THE KEYSTONE XL

By | Friday, August 30, 2013|, , |

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Accusations of Government “fast tracking” and “failures to uphold indigenous rights, guaranteed by treaties and the Constitution” are not limited to the US. The following article by Canada’s best known environmentalist, David Suzuki, examines the background of an impending lawsuit in Canada. Anyone concerned about the XL pipeline should take note of Suzuki’s contention [...]