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Nov 14, 2017
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Site C exposes economic folly of flooding farmland

David Suzuki
A long-held belief that big hydro projects are the most economically sustainable energy options is fast losing support as renewable energy costs plummet and projects multiply worldwide.
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Nov 7, 2017
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U.S. climate report leaves little room for doubt

David Suzuki
It's hard to imagine anyone could read this report, or read about it, and not be convinced we have an urgent problem and failing to put everything we can into resolving it puts our survival at risk!
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Oct 10, 2017
Bee collecting pollen. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Jon Sullivan

It's time to nix neonics

David Suzuki
If we care about the quality and security of our food sources -- and the species and ecosystems they rely on -- the time for neonics is over.
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Sep 13, 2017
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Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?

David Suzuki
The Pan-Canadian Framework expresses optimism that we can reduce emissions while expanding the economy. But, as the Nature Climate Change study asserts, "green growth" is likely an oxymoron.
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Aug 23, 2017
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When times get dark, we must shine brighter

David Suzuki
Rather than learning from Sun News's failure that racism and extremism are unpopular and anti-Canadian, Rebel founder Ezra Levant ramped up the bigoted and anti-environmental messaging.
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Aug 16, 2017
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Wildfires are a climate change wake-up call

David Suzuki
Climate change doesn't necessarily start fires -- lightning, unattended campfires, carelessly tossed cigarette butts and sparks are major causes -- but it creates conditions for more and larger fires.
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Jul 18, 2017
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Plastic straws suck

David Suzuki
Ordering your drinks without straws is a small sacrifice but a big step to reducing the amount of plastic we produce and waste.
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Jul 11, 2017
A bee and a butterfly. Image: Pixabay

Butterflyways are blooming throughout the land

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Pollinator pathway. Bumblebee highway. River of Flowers. Bee Line. These all describe habitat corridors created to help pollinators like bees and butterflies. We can add Butterflyways to the list.
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Jul 4, 2017
 An Orca from lunging towards a salmon, just west of San Juan Island in Puget Sound. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Kevin Nichols

Orca survival depends on protecting chinook salmon

David Suzuki
Two of B.C.'s most iconic species, chinook salmon and southern resident killer whales, are in trouble. Orcas depend on the salmon to survive. It's time to manage chinook fisheries with orcas in mind.
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Jun 28, 2017
Responders pulling a raft along a flooded street in Montreal, Quebec, 2017. Image: Flickr/Exile on Ontario St​

Nature offers the best defence against flooding

David Suzuki
Despite recent investments, Canada lags behind other G7 nations in flood preparation and climate change adaptation. It's time we recognize green infrastructure as central to flood-prevention efforts.
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Jun 14, 2017
"If the climate were a bank, it would be saved," protest sign from the Women's March. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Mark Dixon

Trump is a pariah in the face of climate crisis

David Suzuki
If there's a bright side to Trump's decision, it's that climate change has received more serious media coverage than ever before, and people around the world have agreed to increase their efforts.
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Jun 7, 2017
whales after a storm

Protecting oceans is paying off

David Suzuki
That we're still discovering new wonders in the oceans is more reason to protect them. In early 2016, about three per cent of oceans had formal protection, up from one per cent five years ago.

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