BC fish farms and Frankenfish?

BC’s farmed salmon are the only genetically modified animals for sale in Canada according to guest, Aube Giroux. Mark Leiren-Young talks to the filmmaker behind Modified about genetically modified fruits, vegetables and fish or, as our government prefers to call them, “plants with novel traits.” Meet Aube Giroux on the latest episode of Skaana. Giroux…

Talking About Not Talking to BC’s Environment Minister

  Our latest episode of Skaana was supposed to be an interview with BC Environment Minister, George Heyman. So was last month’s episode. So was our year-end episode. For that matter, we were also trying to interview the Environment Minister during the last election campaign when he was the environment critic. George Heyman is Skaana’s…

The Story of Building Ontario’s Bruce Trail

Toronto – The famous Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, snakes its way all the way from Niagara’s wine country to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula,  at Tobermory. Stretching almost 900 kilometres, with roughly 400 kilometres of side trails, the trail offers magnificent hikes along forested cliffs and valleys of the Niagara Escarpment, a…

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May talks Orcas, Right Whales & #Stopkm on Skaana Podcast

Canadian federal Green Party leader, Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay), talks to Mark Leiren-Young about saving orcas and right whales; stopping Kinder Morgan and Bilcon and Canada’s toothless endangered species laws on the latest episode of the Skaana podcast. “All whales matter. All cetaceans matter. All life matters.” “The most endangered whale species in Canada is the…

Podcast: Alexandra Morton on wild salmon, sick salmon & the Sea Shepherd

Alexandra Morton (@alex4salmon) is one of Canada’s most famous eco-activists. The best-selling author’s fight to save the west coast’s wild salmon attracted the attention of the Sea Shepherd Society and  launched Operation Virus Hunter – a mission to publicize Morton’s research into open sea salmon farms. Tune in if you care about oceans, orcas, salmon…

Podcast: Orca Update: SOS & RIP Sonic

When we set out to launch the Skaana podcast there were 83 Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea. Today there are 76. We’re losing matriarchs, we’re losing babies. The Center for Whale Research declared that J52, Sonic, was missing and presumed dead.The last images of Sonic showed that he was starving to death. Our latest…

Podcast: Moby Doll & Granny (The Hundred-Year-Old Whale)

The BC Maritime Museum launched a new series of “Nautical Nights” with Skaana host, Mark Leiren-Young, talking about the secret origins of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World and his documentary The-Hundred-Year-Old Whale which premieres this month at Planet in Focus in Toronto.

Wrong Times For the Right Whale

Why have the past few months been the deadliest in decades? By Ben Wagg Scientists are puzzled and looking for a solution as to why over 12 north atlanticAtlantic right whales have died in the past 2 months. A whale carcass was initially discovered in “west of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the south-central area of the…

Everybody needs a break! – Earth Rangers

Shared by: Earth Rangers on Nov 3, 2017 This has got to be our most relaxing video of all time: These peacefully sleeping animals don’t seem to have a care in the world. Lions and Sheep, Wolfs and Lambs – everyone needs their sleep! Are you having a stressful day? Trouble falling asleep? We guarantee that after…

Environmental Sustainability Report – University of Waterloo

From our old stomping grounds….   Each year, Waterloo publishes a summary of the actions that students, staff and faculty have taken across campus to reduce our environmental impact. From new research projects to student events to ongoing changes to policy and practice, it is inspiring to see the dedication and involvement of so many…