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Nov 25, 2014
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Clean drinking water should be a human right in Canada

David Suzuki
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation sits on Winnipeg's main drinking water supply, but the community has been on a boil-water advisory for decades. This is a national shame and must be resolved immediately.
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Nov 18, 2014
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We can all be 21st-century scientists

David Suzuki
Although never a substitute for or rationale to cut science spending, citizen science programs like IceWatch and NatureWatch amplify and fill gaps in government- and university-led science.
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Nov 11, 2014
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IPCC report is clear: We must clean up our act

David Suzuki
Taking measured steps to address global warming would have few negative economic effects and would offer numerous benefits. Failing to act would be disastrous for the economy and environment.
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Oct 28, 2014

More bad news for bees: The new 'F' word

David Suzuki
Federal regulators want to approve a new pesticide, flupyradifurone. That would be bad for bees and people. We need to stop contaminating the environment with neonics and other systemic pesticides.
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Sep 30, 2014

Site C proposal puts treaty commitments to the test

David Suzuki
In standing up for the Peace Valley and saying no to the Site C Dam, Treaty 8 First Nations are acting not only on their own behalf, but also for other Canadians, including local farming communities.
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Sep 23, 2014

Blue Dot Movement rolls across Canada

David Suzuki
History shows that informed individuals who come together to build a groundswell of opinion and pressure are a powerful force for positive change. That's what the Blue Dot Tour is all about.
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Sep 16, 2014
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Learning in nature is good for teachers and students

David Suzuki
With most of Canada's teachers back after summer, facing challenges that contribute to high rates of teacher attrition, it's a good time to ask: How can "nature as classroom" support their well-being?
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Sep 9, 2014
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Prescription for health: Fight global warming

David Suzuki
If we want to protect our health, our children's and grandchildren's health, and the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy, we must act to curtail global warming.
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Sep 2, 2014

Of passenger pigeons and coal-mine canaries

David Suzuki
The last passenger pigeon died 100 years ago, on September 1, 1914. They were hunted to extinction, but more than 1,200 bird species face extinction today because of other human activities.
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Aug 19, 2014

Leaders must put people before politics

David Suzuki
What can you say about "leaders" who choose to ignore the best available evidence to the detriment of the people they are elected to represent?
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Aug 12, 2014

Nanoparticles: Panacea or Pandora's box?

David Suzuki
Nanomaterials may well turn out to be a boon to humans, but we don't know enough about their long-term effects to be adding them so indiscriminately to our food systems and other products.
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Jul 29, 2014

The Blue Dot Tour: It's about all of us

David Suzuki
We need a resurgence in action to care for our small blue planet, our home. The Blue Dot Tour is aimed at ensuring all Canadians have access to clean water, fresh air and healthy food.
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Jul 15, 2014

Lake Huron is no place for a nuclear waste dump

David Suzuki
Ontario Power Generation wants to bury nuclear waste in a limestone repository next to Lake Huron. Many people and governments around the Great Lakes think that's a bad idea.
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Jul 8, 2014

Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

David Suzuki
Some people, including our prime minister, argue that proven methods to tackle climate change are too costly. But evidence from all parts of the political spectrum shows the opposite.
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Jul 1, 2014
Photo: flickr/Dennis Jarvis

Have a radical Canada Day!

David Suzuki
Do you want a country that values tolerance, education, public health, nature, social programs and enlightened laws, or one geared to wholesale exploitation and sale of our natural resources?
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Jun 24, 2014

Here's to a radical Canada Day!

David Suzuki
Do you want a country that values tolerance, education, public health, nature, social programs and enlightened laws, or one geared to wholesale exploitation and sale of our natural resources?

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