David Suzuki!

A living Canadian legend dropped by Prairie Dog’s office this afternoon! David Suzuki is in town for the Blue Dot Tour, which goes tonight at seven at the Conexus Arts Centre. You can and should buy tickets here. Musical guests include Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor and Royal Wood. It will be tons of fun. I … Continue reading “David Suzuki!”

If I Could Only Find A David Suzuki/Elizabeth May Double Facepalm

Nobody has any business mocking those suffering from mental health issues such as bipolar depression. But if your best known political act is running semi-naked through Regina City Hall and screaming for Mayor Fiacco, I think there are a few issues in your life to resolve before you undertake the next stage of your political … Continue reading “If I Could Only Find A David Suzuki/Elizabeth May Double Facepalm”

Sunday Bummer: Suzuki Resigns Because PM J.R. Ewing Is Attacking Environmentalists

How did I miss this? Not only did I miss the story Friday morning but I got an e-mail from the Suzuki Foundation on Saturday, and I missed that, too. Boo me. Anyway, David Suzuki has resigned from the board of his charitable foundation. Here’s an excerpt from his resignation letter: I have reached a … Continue reading “Sunday Bummer: Suzuki Resigns Because PM J.R. Ewing Is Attacking Environmentalists”

Shilling For Suzuki: The Sequel

A while back I mentioned the David Suzuki Foundation is hawking deadly T-shirts and other stuff in its gift shoppe. Christmas is coming up, but if you’re not the type to give gifts there’s always selfishness. In fact I ordered myself a shirt the day I wrote that post and today it arrived and it … Continue reading “Shilling For Suzuki: The Sequel”

Traffic Treatment

Mobility pricing relieves car congestion so we can breathe easier Science Matters | by David Suzuki By 2002, drivers in London, England, were spending as much as half their commuting time stalled in traffic, contributing to much of the city centre’s dangerous particulate pollution. To deal with a growing population, increasing gridlock and air quality … Continue reading “Traffic Treatment”

June 7–20, 2018

City Hall Where You Can Pot The cannabis zoning debate takes over city hall like a weed | by Paul Dechene World Nicaragua In Ferment Is the end nearing for Sandinista stalwarts Ortega and Murillo? | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters Traffic Treatment Mobility pricing relieves car congestion so we can breathe easier | by David Suzuki Art Work In Progress Lori Blondeau: … Continue reading “June 7–20, 2018”

Why So Angry?

Outrage over an honourary degree proves we need more debate Science Matters | by David Suzuki Shortly after completing my Ph.D in the U.S., I taught in the University of Alberta’s genetics department. It’s also where I started my broadcasting career. I’m honoured that the university is giving me an honorary degree for being “the … Continue reading “Why So Angry?”

May 10–23, 2018

City Hall Sunshine And Red Ink It’s finally spring and everything’s coming up buses at council | by Paul Dechene World Marx at 200 Some animals can be more equal than others (but not too much more) | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters All About “Whatabouts” Changing subjects and ignoring facts pollutes public discourse | … Continue reading “May 10–23, 2018”

They Just Don’t Get It

The Kinder Morgan controversy proves we need to shift course Science Matters | by David Suzuki On March 31, an underwater pipeline carrying oil to a refinery in Balikpapan, Indonesia, broke, spreading crude over 20,000 hectares of Balikpapan Bay. Some of it ignited, killing five fishermen. Area residents experienced health problems including nausea, vomiting and … Continue reading “They Just Don’t Get It”

Apr. 26 – May 9, 2018

Top 6 Hugs For Reporters | by Chris Scott City Hall Look Up, Look Down It’s spring and I’ve got sunshine on my mind. Also gaping holes | by Paul Dechene World If It’s Broken, Fix It If we’re to mend democracy we need to understand why it’s failing | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters They Just Don’t Get It The Kinder Morgan … Continue reading “Apr. 26 – May 9, 2018”

Decline Of The Species

Four new reports show a dangerous loss of earth’s biodiversity Science Matters | by David Suzuki Our health, well-being, food security, energy and economic progress all depend on healthy, diverse nature. Clean water and air are essential to human life and health. Nutrient-rich soils are necessary to grow food. And diversity makes the ecosystems on … Continue reading “Decline Of The Species”

April 12 – 25, 2018

Top 6 The Secret Origins Of 4/20 | by Chris Scott Feature Pot List Five Can Bill 121 survive Nicole Sarauer’s five-point law-exploding weed critique? | by Gregory Beatty World No Hell Below Us Does God condemn sinners to eternal damnation? The Pope says “nope”  | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters Decline Of The Species … Continue reading “April 12 – 25, 2018”

The Trouble With Trucks

Profitable SUVs and crossovers are wiping out fuel efficiency gains Science Matters | by David Suzuki When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased safety and environmental standards for cars in the 1970s, automakers responded. Although they had to adhere to the new rules, they didn’t base their entire response on safety or pollution concerns. Instead, … Continue reading “The Trouble With Trucks”

Ignoring Science

We can’t keep our eyes closed to the reality of climate change Science Matters | by David Suzuki Contrary to a common perception, ignoring climate change won’t make it disappear. Global research going back to 1824 in fields ranging through physics, oceanography, biology and geology have confirmed that human activity — mainly burning fossil fuels, … Continue reading “Ignoring Science”

March 15–28, 2018

Current issue Editorial Taunting Moe The NDP’s Ryan Meili pokes a big bear with a little stick | by Stephen Whitworth City Hall Where’s My T-Shirt? Another column about budgets and Capital Pointe? #Sorrynotsorry | by Paul Dechene World Trump And Kim Two narcissists walk into a room. You’d think one would’ve ducked | by … Continue reading “March 15–28, 2018”

Eating Bugs

Insects are a high-protein super-food that could save the planet Science Matters | by David Suzuki People sometimes get bugged by insects, but we need them. They play essential roles in pollination, combating unwanted agricultural pests, recycling organic matter, feeding fish, birds and bats, and much more. They’re the most numerous and diverse animals on … Continue reading “Eating Bugs”