NFB and David Suzuki connect “virtually” with thousands of students

As many as 12,000 Canadian high school students and their teachers will have real-time access to renowned scientist Dr. David Suzuki on November 1 and 2 through a new virtual classroom experience.

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It’s time to stop eating endangered animals like the bluefin tuna – Science Matters

The bluefin tuna is large, fast, tasty, and rare. For those reasons, it’s highly prized by both commercial and sports fishers. The Atlantic bluefin often sells for more than $1,000 a kilogram. That’s pushed the fish even closer to the brink of extinction. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada recently recommended that the western Atlantic population of bluefin tuna be listed as endangered. The bluefin joins salmon, rockfish, sharks, loggerhead sea turtles, Atlantic cod, and many others on the list of at-risk marine species in Canada. Fishing was identified as a key factor in the decline of all these species.

Ontario fails to protect threatened caribou

Toronto – Leading conservation organizations are concerned that the McGuinty government has placed woodland caribou and its own North American-leading species legislation at risk by exempting a swath of industries from accountability under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Canada’s cities at a crossroads: To sprawl or protect? – Science Matters

Image via Wikipedia By David Suzuki with Faisal Moola. Canada’s towns and cities are at a crossroads. Down one path is urban sprawl. We all know where this well-worn route leads: endless pavement, long commutes and traffic jams, and high social and infrastructure costs. Continued sprawl threatens the health of our families, our communities, and…

A People’s Submission on Climate Change

Ottawa – A network of leading non-governmental organizations has made a people’s submission to the United Nations on behalf of over 150,000 Canadians who have signed the KyotoPlus petition on Canada’s climate change commitments. The submission was made in light of the January 31st deadline for countries to indicate what they will be pledging to do under the Copenhagen Accord.

Green group applauds first eco-certification for B.C. fishery

Vancouver, BC – Eco-certification for British Columbia’s halibut fishery is an important step in moving the fishery from one with severe conservation concerns to one that has been labelled as sustainable, according to the David Suzuki Foundation. An announcement earlier today by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) now gives the B.C. halibut fishery permission…

David Suzuki Digs My Garden

Image by thegreenpages via Flickr Does your garden have what it takes to be crowned Canada’s top pesticide-free garden? One week remains for Canadians to prove it in the 2009 David Suzuki Digs My Garden contest. “This contest showcases Canada’s most bountiful and beautiful gardens and demonstrates just how easy it is to grow vegetables,…

Moving beyond the carbon tax in B.C.’s election

Opinion article from Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation May 6, 2009 – B.C voters can take heart that the environment is a key issue in this election. That all three major parties have made the environment central to their platforms gives citizens the opportunity to push whichever party forms government to follow…