Tag: David Suzuki

Science Matters: The values of hope and happiness

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: The values of hope and happiness

Materialistic values undermine wellbeing By David Suzuki and Aryne Sheppard Reading the news, it’s hard not to feel a growing sense of unease. The threat of terrorism, growing instability and conflict overseas, a shooting on Parliament Hill last October and uncertainty about the economy diminish our collective feelings of safety and security. To this we add […]

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Science Matters: Monarch butterfly’s best defence is milkweed

May 1, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Science Matters: Monarch butterfly’s best defence is milkweed

Monarch butterfly sole source of food is milkweed By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Communications Specialist Jode Roberts. The monarch butterfly is a wonderful creature with an amazing story. In late summer, monarchs in southern Canada and the U.S. northeast take flight, travelling over 5,000 kilometres to alpine forests in central Mexico. The overwintering butterflies […]

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Oil prices drop as global warming rises

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oil prices drop as global warming rises

Low oil prices: No better time to introduce a carbon tax By David Suzuki for Troy Media With oil prices plunging from more than $100 a barrel last summer to below $50 now, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home – especially in Alberta, where experts forecast a recession. The province’s projected budget surplus […]

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Homegrown national parks bring nature to the city

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Homegrown national parks bring nature to the city

Homegrown national parks help city-dwellers reduce stress, improve health By David Suzuki for Troy Media Canada’s newest “national park” is a vibrant patchwork of green space meandering through dynamic downtown neighbourhoods in one of Canada’s densest metropolises, along the former path of a creek buried more than 100 years. It’s a welcoming space for birds […]

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Clean drinking water should be a human right in Canada

November 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Clean drinking water should be a human right in Canada

Clean drinking water not available to Shoal Lake, Aboriginal community under boil-water advisory for decades By David Suzuki for Troy Media Canada is among the world’s wealthiest nations, but our wealth is not equitably distributed. Many communities, particularly northern and Aboriginal, suffer from poor access to healthy and affordable food, clean water, proper housing and […]

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IPCC says we must reduce dependence on fossil fuels

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
IPCC says we must reduce dependence on fossil fuels

IPCC says we face further warming and long-lasting changes in climate systems if we do not reduce use of fossil fuels Troy Media By David Suzuki It’s become a cliché to say that out of crisis comes opportunity. But there’s no denying that when faced with crises, we have choices. The opportunity depends on what […]

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Canadian environmental rights movement building: David Suzuki

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Canadian environmental rights movement building: David Suzuki

Canadian environmental rights about ensuring companies, governments maintain highest standards for human health and well-being By Dr. David Suzuki for Troy Media The idea of a right to a healthy environment is gaining traction at Canada’s highest political levels. NDP MP Linda Duncan recently introduced “An Act to Establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights” […]

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Science Matters: Canadian cities lead on climate action

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: Canadian cities lead on climate action

Science Matters by David Suzuki Amid the dire warnings about global warming’s impacts, what’s often overlooked is that actions to reduce or prevent them will lead to livable communities, improved air quality, protection of natural spaces and greater economic efficiency, to name just a few benefits. So it’s not surprising that tangible positive action on […]

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Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

July 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

Numbers of monarch butterflies plummet from 1 billion to 33.5 million From the age of five, Fred Urquhart was fascinated by monarch butterflies in his Toronto neighbourhood. Born in 1911, he spent hours watching the orange and black insects flutter about, wondering: Where did they go in winter? At school, he read voraciously about nature, especially monarchs and […]

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Neonic pesticides – Ban now to save the bees?

July 5, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Neonic pesticides – Ban now to save the bees?

New study says neonic pesticides behind bee collapse Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators […]

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