Air and Climate

Mercury in Canada’s Arctic: Why we should be paying closer attention

Mercury in Canada’s Arctic: Why we should be paying closer attention

New study finds increased mercury level Arctic marine birds due to climate change.

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Are oil production emissions bad for your health? Ask Alberta’s energy regulator

Are oil production emissions bad for your health? Ask Alberta’s energy regulator

Report concludes that odours from bitumen tanks in Peace River are causing health issues for nearby residents.

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At least we solved the ozone crisis … oh, wait

At least we solved the ozone crisis … oh, wait

Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that may be depleting the ozone layer.

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David Suzuki: We can’t just geoengineer our way out of climate change

David Suzuki: We can’t just geoengineer our way out of climate change

Now that climate change has become undeniable, with consequences getting worse daily, many experts are eyeing solutions.

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David Suzuki: Will thorium save us from climate change?

David Suzuki: Will thorium save us from climate change?

All nuclear power remains expensive, unwieldy and difficult to integrate with intermittent renewables – and carries risks for weapons proliferation. But if the choice is between keeping nuclear power facilities running or shutting them down and replacing them with coal-fired power plants, the nuclear option is best for the climate.

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NAFTA authority investigates Canada’s failure to protect polar bears

NAFTA authority investigates Canada’s failure to protect polar bears

The NAFTA body is questioning Canada’s refusal to protect polar bears despite grave threats posed to them by climate change.

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David Suzuki: Let’s raise the bar for 2014

David Suzuki: Let’s raise the bar for 2014

We need everyone to raise the bar on discussion and action — in politics, the media and our own lives. Let’s make the coming year a better one.

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Climate change activists push for action after Typhoon Haiyan

Climate change activists push for action after Typhoon Haiyan

Vigils in solidarity with climate change victims are held in Ottawa and other cities around the world, as UN climate talks wrap up.

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David Suzuki: Philippines tragedy shows urgency of Warsaw climate summit

David Suzuki: Philippines tragedy shows urgency of Warsaw climate summit

We’re exhausting Earth’s finite resources and pushing global ecosystems to tipping points. The only hindrance to developing a fair, ambitious and legally binding climate plan for the world is lack of political will.

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Critical issues deserve a higher standard

Critical issues deserve a higher standard

The environment is the very air, water, land and diversity of plant and animal life we cannot live without. Why not work to build a healthy, prosperous economy that protects those things?

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