Confronting the crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: October 6, 2016 6:30 am

(Credit: Howl Arts Collective via Flickr — Edited) In late September, Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook died tragically in Ottawa. Pootoogook was an award-winning illustrator from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Her ink-and-crayon depictions of everyday life in the north — families sitting to eat a meal of seal meat or shopping at the Arctic co-op — rece …

Carbon dioxide: Pollutant or plant food?

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: September 29, 2016 6:30 am

(Credit: Stephen Thomas via Flickr) Life evolved to live within limits. It’s a delicate balance. Humans need oxygen, but too much can kill us. Plants need nitrogen, but excess nitrogen harms them, and pollutes rivers, lakes and oceans. Ecosystems are complex. Our health and survival depend on intricate interactions that ensure we get the right amou …

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: September 22, 2016 6:30 am

(Credit: Alaska Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service via Flickr) Salmon have been swimming in Pacific Northwest waters for at least seven million years, as indicated by fossils of large saber-tooth salmon found in the area. During that time, they’ve been a key species in intricate, interconnected coastal ecosystems, bringing nitrogen and other n …