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Ontario Needs 100% Renewable Energy

The ECOreport reposts a joint appeal from 14 organizations, Ontario Needs 100% Renewable Energy

Press Release from Environmental Defence

Toronto, ON – A group of fourteen organizations, including environmentalists, doctors and nurses, says that Ontario’s next energy plan should empower citizens and communities to join the global movement toward 100 per cent renewable energy.

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Salmon farms: Has anything changed after a decade of controversy?

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The David Suzuki Foundation and others have run ads over the past decade decrying British Columbia’s open net-cage salmon farm industry. With significant expansion planned for the West Coast, the question remains: Has B.C.’s salmon farm industry improved?
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Film underscores need to address climate change

From the David Suzuki Foundation 

Ian Mauro, an environmental and social scientist at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, recentlytoured Atlantic Canada, interviewing fishers, hunters, farmers, businessmen, First Nations and local politicians about climate change. The result is a powerful film, Climate Change in Atlantic Canada, with people from different walks of life sharing observations about what’s happening all around them.
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Out of Darkness, the Light

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki
with contributions from Ian Hanington, Senior Editor

Nelson Mandela, who died last month at age 95, was sentenced to life in prison in 1962 because he fought for justice, equality and democracy. He was finally released 27 years later, in 1990. South Africa’s racist apartheid system fell and Mandela served as president from 1994 to 1999. The tributes after his death rightfully celebrated him as a forgiving, compassionate humanitarian and great leader.
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Joint Review Panel recommendation to support Northern Gateway pipeline ignores strong opposition of First Nations and citizens

From the David Suzuki Foundation

The Joint Review Panel has recommended approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline. But this is far from over. You can take action now to support First Nations, protect our coast, and move towards a carbon free future. Continue reading Joint Review Panel recommendation to support Northern Gateway pipeline ignores strong opposition of First Nations and citizens

Canada is playing (dangerous) Reindeer Games

Originally published by the David Suzuki Foundation

Half of Canada was once home to reindeer—AKA boreal woodland caribou. But these gentle, iconic creatures have been pushed to the fringes. Industrial development has fragmented their habitat and increased their exposure to predators. Over half their historic range is gone. Today they remain only in our northern boreal forests and wetlands. Their future is uncertain, and without effective habitat conservation and recovery measures, many populations will go extinct. Continue reading Canada is playing (dangerous) Reindeer Games

No peace in B.C.’s Peace Region, study shows

Originally published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki Foundation Ontario and Northern Canada Director-General Faisal Moola

report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation shines a light on industrial development in the Peace Region of Northeastern British Columbia. The alarming impact of development, which is happening on a scale unparalleled in Canada, is affecting the lives and well-being of local First Nations and non-aboriginal farming communities in the booming region. Continue reading No peace in B.C.’s Peace Region, study shows

Philippines tragedy shows urgency of Warsaw climate summit

Originally published by the David Suzuki Foundation 

By David Suzuki
with contributions from Ian Hanington, Senior Editor

As people in the Philippines struggle with the devastation and death from the worst storm to hit land in recorded history, world leaders are meeting in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss the climate crisis. “What my country is going through as a result of this extreme climate event is madness. The climate crisis is madness,” Yeb Sano, lead negotiator for the Philippines, told the opening session of the UN climate summit, which runs until November 22. “We can stop this madness. Right here in Warsaw.”
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Critical Issues Deserve A Higher Standard

Originally published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki
with contributions from Ian Hanington, Senior Editor

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 (focusing on perceived character flaws to deflect attention from or invalidate arguments) that paint people who care about the world as greedy conspirators bent on personal enrichment or even world domination! It would be laughable if so many people didn’t take it seriously. Continue reading Critical Issues Deserve A Higher Standard

Getting Dirty May Be Healthy

Originally published by the David Suzuki Society 

By David Suzuki
with contributions from Science and Policy Director Mara Kerry

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 10,000 times the natural rate. The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s 2008 Red List of Threatened Species shows 16,928 plant and animal species are threatened with extinction. This includes a quarter of all mammal species, a third of amphibian species and an eighth of bird species. And that’s only among those we know about; scientists say we may have identified just 10 to 15 per cent of existing species.

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