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Christian Cotroneo

Writer and social media editor at the Mother Nature Network

Christian Cotroneo is a former reporter and columnist at the Toronto Star. He's traveled throughout Asia as a foreign correspondent before landing back in Toronto, Canada, where he became a founding editor at HuffPost Canada. Christian was also a staff writer for the Dodo, where his passion for animal welfare opened up a whole new audience for his work.
Have You Seen

Have You Seen Them?

Scores of aboriginal women are still missing in Canada in 2014 — cases that are likely to haunt this nation for years and
12/30/2014 10:52 EST
Top Court Will Hear Khadr

Top Court Will Hear Khadr Appeal

OTTAWA — A decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the federal government's challenge of Omar Khadr's youth status
12/11/2014 10:42 EST
Man Arrested At Memorial

Man Arrested At Memorial ID'd

OTTAWA -- A man was detained by police this morning not far from Stephen Harper as the prime minister stopped by the National
10/23/2014 10:38 EDT
The Reaction to Rob Ford's Cancer Proves We Don't Take Addiction

The Reaction to Rob Ford's Cancer Proves We Don't Take Addiction Seriously

It's almost as if that nasty business of the media running roughshod -- downright bullying -- a man suffering from a mental illness never happened. Journalists never hounded him at the rehabilitation facility. Or coerced other patients into revealing intimate details of his treatment. Or wrote features about the clinic founder's own history with the law. Now that he's dealing with a physical disease, on the other hand, it's real. Let's give the man some privacy, our noble journalism vanguards suddenly declare.
09/19/2014 11:18 EDT
Bardarbunga Sleeps

Bardarbunga Sleeps Still

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent
08/25/2014 11:04 EDT
Should Sharks Be

Should Sharks Be Petted?

Sharks may not be that into you. Despite claims from Ripley's Aquarium of Canada that its 'touch tanks' let humans get up
06/20/2014 10:09 EDT


Those technical difficulties were self-inflicted. Sorry for all the cat-fusion. And... APRIL FOOLS!!!! And we sincerely hope
04/01/2014 09:06 EDT
'There's a Guy Driving Down Queen Street West, Pointing a Gun at

'There's a Guy Driving Down Queen Street West, Pointing a Gun at People'

The sound of a man yelling erupted from the street. He was in a spotless Volkswagen Jetta, braying at oncoming drivers -- with the black barrel of a handgun resting on the driver's side window. I couldn't quite make out the faces of the drivers who took turns, with rather acute discomfort, as his target.
12/02/2013 12:35 EST