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. Continue reading Podcast: Moby Doll & Granny (The Hundred-Year-Old Whale)
Today Norway is one of only three whaling nations in the world, but the country’s whaling operations used to be worldwide. Dag Ingemar Børresen of Sandefjord’s Whaling Museum (Hvalfangstmuseet) on Norway’s whaling history and the market for Minke meat. Continue reading Podcast: Norway’s Whaling Ways: Sandefjord’s Whaling Museum (Hvalfangstmuseet)
By harvesting trees in patterns that resemble natural disturbances, Canadian forestry companies are hoping to improve sustainable management practices. Continue reading Logging according to nature in Canada’s Boreal Forest
Together, we can bring monarch butterflies back from the brink. Continue reading You can help bring monarchs back from the brink
We’re just beginning to realize the full potential of using technology to connect curiosity and concern for the planet with meaningful scientific pursuits. Continue reading David Suzuki: Citizens amplify knowledge about the natural world
If we’re serious about creating partnerships between science and business, we have to support the best scientists so they are competitive with any around the world. Continue reading National Research Council’s new focus ignores how science works
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. Continue reading Muzzling scientists is an assault on democracy
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if world leaders resolved to look at life in a different light this New Year? They could follow the example of Bhutan. In 1971, the small… Continue reading David Suzuki: Let’s resolve to make it a real Happy New Year
Global trade has advantages. For starters, it allows those of us who live through winter to eat fresh produce year-round. And it provides economic benefits to farmers who grow that… Continue reading David Suzuki: Are we trading away our rights and environment?
The race to become leader of the world’s most powerful democracy often seemed disconnected from reality. During debates, the two main candidates stooped to insults, half-truths and outright lies. The… Continue reading David Suzuki: President Obama must show some climate leadership
The storm that wreaked havoc on Caribbean nations and the U.S. East Coast in late October offers a glimpse into our future. Along with recent heavy rainfall, flooding, heat waves… Continue reading David Suzuki: Will we learn from Sandy?
I’ve always been more interested in organisms that can move on their own than in stationary plants. But when I canoe or hike along the edge of lakes or oceans… Continue reading David Suzuki: We can learn from nature’s genius
Why, when so many people oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, would government and industry resort to such extreme measures to push it through? The problems with the plan… Continue reading China deal and budget sacrifice democracy to short-term goals
A billion tonnes of limestone lie beneath the rural countryside in Melancthon Township, 100 kilometres north of Toronto. A plan to remove it spotlights the challenges faced everywhere when the… Continue reading Taters versus craters: mega-quarry pits farmland against industry
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… Continue reading It’s in our nature to be healthy
It’s not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren’t the worst problem with fracking. Continue reading What’s the fracking problem with natural gas?
Both the NSIDC and the European Space Agency say ice is thinning at a rate 50 per cent faster than scientists predicted. Continue reading A worrisome wet wake-up call from the Arctic
Water is our most precious resource, but we waste it, just as we waste other resources, including oil and gas. Continue reading Water: Is the glass half empty or half full? – Science Matters