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David Suzuki: Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

David Suzuki: Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

Pitting the natural environment against the human-invented economy and placing higher value on the latter is foolish.

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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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Ontario abandoning endangered species, say environmental groups

Ontario abandoning endangered species, say environmental groups

Environmentalists and conservation groups are criticizing Ontario for a recent decision to gut law protecting threatened wildlife.

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Muzzling scientists is an assault on democracy

Muzzling scientists is an assault on democracy

Countries where governments hold a tight rein on information, shut down or stifle research that runs counter to their priorities, and demonize and attack opponents are never good places to live. We have to make sure Canada doesn’t become one.

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Lakes research shutdown doesn’t make sense

Lakes research shutdown doesn’t make sense

We can’t live without clean water. Canada is blessed with an abundance of lakes and rivers and has a global responsibility to manage them well. But if we really want…

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Connecting the dots from Ontario to Rio

Connecting the dots from Ontario to Rio

Ontario’s endangered wildlife dodged a bullet (and a bulldozer) recently, when the provincial government reversed its decision to gut the province’s world-class Endangered Species Act

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Another day, another pipeline spill

Another day, another pipeline spill

The goal of our government and industry leaders appears to be to dig up as much oil as possible, as quickly as possible, and sell it overseas, and damn the economic and environmental consequences.

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Endangered species face one-two government punch – Science Matters

Endangered species face one-two government punch – Science Matters

Canada’s environmental laws are under attack by both the federal and Ontario governments.

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A video primer on overfishing – Ending Overfishing

Ocean2012 - Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, the majority of people still know very little about the scale of the destruction being wrought on the oceans. This film presents an unquestionable case for why overfishing needs to end and shows that there is still an opportunity for change. Through reform of the EU‘s Common Fisheries […]

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Protests shine spotlight on skewed priorities

Protests shine spotlight on skewed priorities

When I heard about the student protests in Montreal, I swallowed the line that Quebec’s pampered youth pay lower fees than those in other parts of Canada but aren’t aware…

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