Biomagnification

Beaver Lake Cree Case Reveals Flaws in Environmental Review Process

David Suzuki | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

There is a fundamental flaw in the current environmental assessment process: It focuses on each proposed development as something that stands alone. But an individual well or dam is not separate or isolated from its surroundings -- air, water, plants and animals pay no attention to our imposed, artificial boundaries. We can't anticipate long-term consequences of any major technology if we are ignorant of how the world works, yet the consequences persevere.

How We Can Learn from Nature's Genius

David Suzuki | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets. Biomimicry, a word coined by biologist and writer Janine Benyus, means to copy nature. It's a science that asks "What does nature do?" instead of "What's it for?" -- the question usually posed by human endeavour.