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Canadian Children are Being Born Pre-polluted

Maggie MacDonald | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Maggie MacDonald

We cannot see with the naked eye that Canadian children are born pre-polluted, but our latest results demonstrate just that. Our new report shows that even in the mothers' womb, the developing fetus is exposed to a slew of dangerous chemicals -- chemicals that might have health effects like cancer, lower IQ or thyroid problems later in life.

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.

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.

The Ministry of Environment Can't Save Earth, Only You Can

David Suzuki | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

This emphasis of economy over environment, and indeed, the separation of the two, comes as humanity is undergoing dramatic changes.So we create departments of forests, fisheries and oceans, and environment whose ministers are less concerned with the health, and well-being of forests, fish, oceans than with resources, and the economies that depend on them.

Tower Of Bird Poo May Be A Scientific Goldmine

CBC | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada

A two-metre tower of bird excrement at an Ontario university has become an unlikely archive that may reveal the reasons for the declining...