Entries by David Suzuki from 02/2013

The Citizen Scientists Among Us

| Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada

Thanks to the Internet, citizen science is a more powerful tool than ever before. Beyond providing valuable research, citizen science is a fun way for people to engage with nature and learn about the world and their place in it. Regardless of their reasons or level of involvement, all citizen scientists help us gain a better understanding of the world and our place in it.

Want to Protect Your Health? Protect the Environment

| Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada

According to environment and sustainable development commissioner Scott Vaughan, who released a final series of audits before stepping down, the federal government's failure to protect the environment is putting Canadians' health and economy at risk.

Are We Paving Over Our Natural Wealth?

| Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada

If we value local food and want to maintain the critical benefits that nature provides, we must put food and water first. That's why we're calling on municipalities and provincial governments to redouble their efforts to protect our remaining farmland and green space from costly, polluting urban sprawl.

Sonar and Whales Are a Deadly Mix

| Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada

Human-caused noise pollution harms whales, leading to death, stranding, temporary and permanent hearing loss and hemorrhaging around the brain, ears and other tissues. Sonar used in naval training is a major cause of these debilitating and often deadly injuries to whales and other aquatic animals. With their sensitive hearing, marine mammals are particularly vulnerable.