Health

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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David Suzuki: Make Canada’s reality match its image

David Suzuki: Make Canada’s reality match its image

Our Constitution doesn’t mention the environment. How can we fully enjoy our freedoms without the right to live in a healthy environment?

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Bean leaves, bedbugs and biomimicry

Bean leaves, bedbugs and biomimicry

Scientists often come up with new discoveries, technologies or theories. But sometimes they rediscover what our ancestors already knew. A couple of recent findings show we have a lot to learn from our forebears – and nature – about bugs.

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Stressed at work? Add a daily dose of green

Stressed at work? Add a daily dose of green

Does regular time in nature make you calmer? More alert? Happier? Let’s all get into the nature habit. It can make our lives better.

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David Suzuki: Healthy kids need time in nature

David Suzuki: Healthy kids need time in nature

We need a national strategy to get our kids eating healthy foods and being active in nature.

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Is there petroleum in your skin care products?

Is there petroleum in your skin care products?

Jessica Burman explains why it’s so important to learn to read the labels when it comes to modern skin care products.

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It’s in our nature to be healthy

It’s in our nature to be healthy

One of the joys of being a grandparent is getting to see the world again through the eyes of a child. Recently, I found my three-year-old grandson picking at a…

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People are getting sick of environmental destruction

People are getting sick of environmental destruction

We’ve long known that environmental factors contribute to disease, especially contamination of air, water, and soil. Scientists are now learning the connection is stronger than we realized.

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Prescription for health and happiness: A daily dose of nature

Prescription for health and happiness: A daily dose of nature

Researchers from fields as diverse as biology, psychiatry, engineering, horticulture, neuroscience, and medicine have realized what most of us know intuitively: nature is good for our health and wellbeing.

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