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Jul 18, 2017
person drinking through plastic straw.

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.
Blog
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.
Blog
Apr 5, 2017
Fish kill

Marine protected areas are one piece of a complex puzzle

David Suzuki
Protected areas are one aspect of keeping coastal ecosystems healthy. Responsible stewardship also requires effective fisheries management, strong penalties for polluters and emissions reductions.
Blog
Jun 8, 2016
Image: Flickr/Wikimedia Commons

Oceans of reasons to protect what we love

David Suzuki
Our country's commitment to protect 10 per cent of its marine environment by 2020 is a good start, but if we followed countries like Australia and the U.S, we'd aim higher.
News
Apr 22, 2016
Photo: flickr/Angela Rutherford

Seven ways you can reduce ocean pollution right now

Andrew Dilevics
As population and industries (not to mention corporate greed) continue to increase, the world's oceans are at risk. Here's what you can do today to help decrease ocean pollution.
Blog
Jun 3, 2014

World Oceans Day: The ins and outs of oceans

David Suzuki
We're getting better at managing what we catch, to keep it within the ocean's capacity to replenish. But while we may be advancing in this battle, we're losing with climate change and pollution.
Podcast
Mar 12, 2014

Ocean acidification threatens wide range of species

Redeye
Qualicum Scallops is blaming high acidity for the loss of 10 million scallops. A drop in PH means the shellfish cannot form strong shells and become susceptible to infection.
Podcast
Nov 29, 2013

Ocean ecosystems in big trouble

Redeye
Destruction of marine environments is taking place at a much faster rate than scientists previously thought. A third of all fish are caught illegally, including a quarter of the fish sold in the U.S.
Blog
Jun 6, 2013
Photo: Mike Baird/flickr

Environment Week 2013: Oceans at risk like never before

Elizabeth May
June 5 is World Environment Day and June 8 is World Oceans Day, with the full week marked in Canada by legislation as Environment Week. Under other prime ministers, Environment Week was a big deal.
Blog
Feb 26, 2013

Sonar and whales are a deadly mix

David Suzuki
Whales don't stop at the border when they swim between the U.S. and Canada, so the David Suzuki Foundation and other Canadian groups have joined a U.S. court case to protect the mammals from sonar.
Blog
Oct 2, 2012

Tackling climate change offers economic benefits

David Suzuki
Government and industry leaders often blame the economy for lack of action on environmental issues, including climate change. A new report challenges that notion.
Podcast
Aug 3, 2012

Washed Ashore: Art from marine garbage

Redeye
A plastic bottle jellyfish, a styrofoam coral reef and musical sea star. These are just some of the pieces made entirely from garbage collected along the Oregon coast.
Podcast
Mar 23, 2012
Redeye

Compensation for Gulf oil spill

Redeye
Earlier this month BP announced that a settlement had been proposed between the company and those affected by the oil spill. Antonia Juhasz says that BP jumped the gun to mollify investors.

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