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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
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.
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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
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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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May 24, 2017

Oil and plastic are choking the planet

David Suzuki
It's one thing to argue over solutions, but to reject the need for them is suicidal. To claim people can't talk about climate change because they use fossil fuel-derived products is nonsensical.
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May 10, 2017
8 hours labour, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest

Long work hours don't work for people or the planet

David Suzuki
We work the same hours as 20th century labourers, depleting Earth's resources to produce more goods that we keep working to buy, use and replace in a seemingly endless consumer cycle.
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Apr 26, 2017
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The grisly truth about B.C.'s grizzly trophy hunt

David Suzuki
Grizzlies face growing threats across their North American range, from trophy hunting to habitat destruction, declines in food sources like salmon and whitebark pine nuts, and climate change impacts.
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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.
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Mar 15, 2017
  David Suzuki tests the green waters of the Hart River.

Intact wilderness is a hedge against our ignorance

David Suzuki
On March 22, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the Peel watershed case. A positive ruling could not only protect the Peel, but also the rights of First Nations in future land-use planning.
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Mar 8, 2017

Faulty logic fuels fossil fools

David Suzuki
What kind of "eminent scientists" would sign something claiming carbon dioxide "is not a pollutant but a major benefit to agriculture and other life on Earth"?

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