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I Changed My Fuel And It Changed My Health's Trajectory

Tosca Reno | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tosca Reno

All calories are not equal. Yet we continue to count them in hopes of managing weight and health. Correcting this flawed thinking will forever change your relationship with food, calories and your weight. Changing your fuel just may change your health trajectory.

The Future Of Hydro In A Warming World

David Suzuki | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

How "green" is hydropower, and how viable is it in a warming world with increasing water fluctuations and shortages? To some extent, it depends on the type of facility.

We Must Learn From El Niño Or Face The Consequences

David Morley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Impact
David Morley

The climate phenomenon has left us with not only a trail of destruction so vast that more than one million children will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year, but also a taste of what could be to come with its stormy sister, La Niña.

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living

Seven things you need for guaranteed summer fun, from the all-important sunblock to products that help your legs look radiant.

Ocean Tales: Making Dolphin Connections

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

At Hawks Cay Resort on the island of Duck Key in Florida, people are not only drawn to this vacation spot for sun and relaxation, they come to interact with marine life as well. The resort property hosts a conservation area called Dolphin Connection.

The Trouble With Water Data In Canada

WWF-Canada | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

For far too many watersheds, basic water quality information is inaccessible. That's because it's locked away in the proprietary reports of corporations or tucked away in a file somewhere in an organization that is understaffed with overworked people. Or because it's simply not being collected in the first place.

Get That Summer Glow In 5 Easy Steps

Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Style

Achieving soft and radiant skin may seem like an impossible task, but we’re going to let you in on a secret -- getting that summer glow is easier (and cheaper) than you think.

How Clean Water Generates Power For The World's Children

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

I've witnessed the power that water can bring to a community -- not hydroelectricity, but human empowerment. It happens when a single borehole is drilled deep into the ground, and a pump installed. Clean water becomes a source of hydration, refreshment and strength, freeing people up to do great things.

Canada Calls Out Russia For Lack Of Warning About Incoming Rocket

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The impact is expected to happen outside Canadian territorial waters, but within seas over which Canada has economic control.

Grassy Narrows' Fight for Clean Water Is A Struggle for Environmental Justice

David Suzuki | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

The Wabigoon River has been sacred to the people of Grassy Narrows for generations. Along with the chain of lakes through which it runs, the river provided fish, drinking water and nearly full employment in guiding and commercial fishing. But shortly after the mill started dumping, mercury began appearing at alarming concentrations far downstream and throughout the entire food chain.

Russian Rocket Carrying Toxic Chemicals May Land In Canadian Arctic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada

The Russian rocket is slated to fall Saturday into Baffin Bay.

Racing Toward The Day All Kids Have Access To Clean Water

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

This is a running program that helps train people through supportive groups and provides a common goal for us to run, for clean water for kids. Water fundraising also makes a lot of sense to me as a runner. Runners are so aware of how much they depend on water, so it seemed like a natural fit.

4 Reasons You Need To Drink More Water

Jamie Logie | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Your brain needs water to function properly and if more people were hydrated there's a good chance Donald Trump would not be getting the votes that he is.

Protect Water Resources From Becoming A Weapon Of War

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

International law has decreed that denying civilians access to the basic necessities of life is a war crime. Yet according to experts we spoke with, there is still too little global awareness and action to protect vital water resources in war zones.

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

The epitome of health advice, drinking more water can sometimes be easier said than done. Between keeping track of your water bottle, remembering to take a drink every hour, and the constant trips to the bathroom, getting your daily quota can have you feeling as though you're sinking rather than swimming. The solution: Lemons.

How Canada Provides Life-Giving Water To Iraqi Families Forced From Their Homes

Brett Tarver | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Brett Tarver

Like many Canadians, I have struggled to understand the importance of something as seemingly mundane as water. With our Great Lakes and mighty rivers, we're used to seeing water everywhere. I began appreciating how critical water is to survival when visiting the Kurdish region of northern Iraq with World Vision last month.

Rural Water Just Tastes Better - Sometimes

David Leonhardt | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

One of the things that people often overlook when comparing city life with country living is the water. I was trying to articulate this to an urban colleague a few days ago. Living in the country has its water advantages, but it also has water drawbacks.

Raven Coal's Defeat Is A Step Toward Sustainability

Torrance Coste | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Torrance Coste

The proponents of Raven Coal failed because of their short-sightedness. A risky, 16-year coal mine project is unsustainable in every sense of the word and Central Vancouver Island rightfully rejected this model of long-term pain for short-term gain. So what does this mean, and where do we go from here?

When Waterborne Illness Got Real For Me

Megan Radford | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

On the mountainside, listening to the World Vision Bolivia staff who guided us explain just how many kids get sick, and even die from the same disease I had suffered from, I wanted to cry. Children all over Bolivia battle this kind of illness every day. Little kids, especially those under five years old, undernourished already and with developing immune systems, are struggling to stay alive just because of the basic human need for water. Waterborne illness is easy to catch, as I discovered. But for children all over Bolivia, it is very difficult to get rid of.

Witness The Power Of Clean Water Around The World

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

This World Water Day millions of people who share our planet are constantly thinking about water. How could they not be? Their children die from waterborne illnesses, because the local stream is contaminated. Others forfeit their schooling to trek long distances for water each day.

World Water Day Reminds Us Of Clean Water's Value

David Suzuki | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Suzuki

Earth's oceans, lakes, rivers and streams are its circulatory system, providing life's essentials for people, animals and ecosystems. Canada has one-fifth of the world's freshwater, a quarter of its remaining wetlands and its longest coastline. With this abundance, it's easy to take water for granted. Many of our daily rituals require its life-giving force. Yet do we recognize our good fortune in having clean, safe water at the turn of a tap?

Public Service Delivery Can Be A Matter Of Life And Death

Peter Landry | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

Today we have Flint, but back in 2000, two hapless brothers, Stan and Frank Koebel, ran the water treatment plant in Walkerton, Ont. In May of that year, locals began suffering the effects of E. coli poisoning, up to and including death.

Not Drinking Enough Fluids Actually Hurts Your Body

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Living

Just another reason to drink more water.

Everything You Need To Know About Sparkling Water

Gillian Mandich | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

Fun fact: Not all carbonated beverages were created equally. Most tonic waters contain sugar, club sodas have sodium, and other flavored carbonated waters are often made with artificial sweeteners (such as aspartame and acesulfame).

Environmental Rights Are Human Rights

David Suzuki | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

When I was a boy, we drank water from lakes and streams without a thought. I never imagined that one day we would buy water in bottles for more than we pay for gasoline. Canada has more fresh water per capita than any nation, but many indigenous communities don't have access to clean drinking water. Surely, in a nation with so much natural wealth, we should expect better appreciation, treatment and protection of the air, water, soil and rich biological diversity that our health, prosperity and happiness depend on. The right to live in a healthy environment is recognized by more than 110 nations -- but not Canada.