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    So much for “World Class” spill response, as Bella Bella, Saskatchewan incidents show

    So much for the "world class" spill response we keep hearing about, says David Suzuki, as the recent Husky Oil and Bella Bella fuel spills remind us.


    South Australia blazes trail for renewable energy

    South Australia blazes trail for renewable energy

    South Australia is leading the way on renewable energy, with 40% of its electricity coming from wind and solar - yet the country remains caught between competing pressures of climate change and the fossil fuel economy, explains...



    Battery breakthroughs jump start renewable energy

    Battery breakthroughs jump start renewable energy

    Major advances in batteries and other storage technologies are jump-starting renewable energy - making it competitive with fossil fuels and closer to being able to replace them.


    Suzuki- Volkswagen cheated climate, people's health

    Suzuki: Volkswagen cheated climate, people’s health

    Volkswagen's cheating on vehicle emissions dumped a million extra tonnes of pollution a year into the air and made more people sick, says David Suzuki - the latest wake-up call about the dangers of car culture.



    Pope Francis changes game with environmental message

    Pope Francis' wide-ranging message on environmental and social justice is an inspiring game-changer, says David Suzuki.


    Suzuki: Canada seeing real change with energy, politics and First Nations

    From the NDP's win in Alberta to BC buying back coal licences and even Charles Koch acknowledging global warming, there is reason for hope that real change is coming, says David Suzuki.



    Canada takes water for granted amid melting snowpacks, glaciers

    Facing melting glaciers and decreasing snowpacks, Canada is not immune to climate change and water shortages, as a UN report reminds us.


    Cities, Transit get too small a piece of tax dollar pie

    Cities, Transit get too small a piece of tax dollar pie

    With only 8% of tax dollars flowing to cities, important services like public transit often don't receive the resources they need, says David Suzuki.



    Suzuki- Time to end grisly trophy hunt

    Suzuki: Time to end grisly trophy hunt

    Citizens are ready for a ban on the grizzly trophy hunt, but government - which takes money from the industry - isn't getting the message, says David Suzuki.


    Suzuki: Bill C-51 could treat fossil fuel critics like terrorists

    Canada's proposed Bill C-51 anti-terrorism law could be used to target environmentalists, First Nations and citizens critical of fossil fuels, warns David Suzuki.