Biomimicry

The Climate Change Dilemma for Investors

Sangita Iyer | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

In this sequel to my previous article, I shed light on some of the recent divestment decisions by European banks, sending a stern message to the fossi...

Bean Leaves, Bedbugs and Biomimicry: Natural Solutions to Modern Problems

David Suzuki | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Modern methods of controlling pests have consisted mainly of poisoning them with chemicals. But that's led to problems. Pesticides kill far more than the bugs they target, and pollute air, water and soil. Some fascinating research has found a way of dealing with bed bugs that may go back centuries.

Applying Nature's Principles to Creating a Sustainable Planet

Sangita Iyer | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

I've always felt a profound sense of emotional connection with nature's expressions, as they most often reflect my own internal world. The moment I st...

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.