David Suzuki Foundation

Beware Hasty, Unwise Policy Decisions After Mount Polley

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kenneth P. Green

It's one thing to seek to learn from a disaster and it's another thing to incite emotional responses to promote hasty, unwise public policy actions. Despite the fact that virtually nothing was known about the cause of the Mount Polley leak, only two days after the spill, the David Suzuki Foundation had set up an automatic petition portal on their website calling on the province to institute a moratorium on new mine approvals, a suggestion that would imperil a substantial part of B.C.'s economy.

There's No "Action" in the Killer Whale Action Plan

Ecojustice | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

It seems that the federal government decided to leave the "action" out of its killer whale draft action plan. The result is a vague, disappointing plan that is legally and scientifically inadequate to meet four key recovery outcomes.

Glimmer Of Hope For Canada?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - The David Suzuki Foundation says the latest international report on climate change confirms that global warming is amplified in Canada and th...

Suzuki Group Denies Benefit From Pipeline Bomb Game

CBC | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The developer of a controversial video game that included depictions of pipeline bombings had said a portion of any proceeds of the game would go to t...

Mega-Quarry Victory Belongs to the People

David Suzuki | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

We, as citizens, have to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to protect the environment. It just happened in Ontario, where Highland Companies announced it was withdrawing its plan to build a massive open-pit limestone quarry in the rural countryside north of Toronto. People power won! And it wasn't the first time it's happened in Canada.

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.

What Obama and David Suzuki Have in Common

Donald D'Haene | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Donald D'Haene

The presidential debate triggered flashbacks for me to February 8, 1989. Let me explain. That night, decades ago, another battle that then appeared to be of epic importance took place: a televised debate at Western University between psychology professor Philippe Rushton and David Suzuki.

How Much Money Is Canada's Nature Worth?

David Suzuki | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Most people understand the concept of financial capital. We pay for things we find valuable. But how much is our natural capital worth? According to the David Suzuki Foundation's research, the 7,000-square-kilometre Ontario Greenbelt provides at least $2.6 billion in non-market benefits each year. We wouldn't let a bank get away with losing our life savings. We shouldn't let decision-makers off the hook when they allow our natural wealth to be squandered.

B.C. Redefines Natural Gas As 'Clean Energy'

CBC | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. government will redefine natural gas as a clean energy source – but only if it's used to generate power for liquefied natural gas in northe...

Striking an Environmental Balance

Hassan Arif | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

We need a balance between ecology and economics, between the effects of the tar sands and the money it makes. However, this approach does not conform to the narrow and myopic world view of the Harper Conservatives. The Conservative majority rests on less than 40 per cent of the vote, yet for them this justifies demonizing and dismissing the other 60-plus per cent.

Green Groups Launch Ads Decrying Tories' 'War On Nature'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian conservation groups have launched an anti-budget campaign condemning federal changes that they say will weaken the country's enviro...

Suzuki and Tree-Huggers: Prepare for War

Gerald McEachern | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada
Gerald McEachern

This week an all-out war has been declared on environmentalists -- from Suzuki's foundation coming under attack to a viral American video opposing green energy. What is most maddening is that the new anti-environmentalist approach has become a war on actual fact, being interpreted by audiences as simply a war of conflicting opinion.

David Suzuki Steps Down

Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki has resigned from the David Suzuki Foundation board following worries that his opinions could endanger the foun...

Best And Worst Provinces On Climate Change

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government is failing to take the lead on climate change while the provinces are trying to tackle the issue with a patchwork of ...

Canada: Wilderness's Biggest Lover and Abuser

David Suzuki | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

There's been a lot of buzz around possible oil and gas development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, including a proposal to drill in the Old Harry area. We need to keep strong laws to ensure we protect these places that give us so much and help define us as Canadians. But how good are we at protecting what's at the core of our identity?

Althia Raj

Tories Call Out 'Anti-Canadian' Charities

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA -- The Conservatives have taken their battle with environmentalists to new levels of lunacy, some groups said Tuesday, after a Tory senator sug...

Tories Put Pipeline Ahead of Phytoplankton

David Suzuki | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Half the world's oxygen is produced in the oceans yet the federal government recently rejected millions of dollars in funding for a collaborative effort to establish a marine spatial plan and network of protected areas in Canada's Pacific North Coast waters. Why? Because it might restrict oil tanker traffic.