Why Canada’s scientists need our support

Protests by scientists in Canada may seem like a national issue, but their funding cuts could have a global impact By Alice Bell guardian.co.uk,11 July 2012  The scientists of Canada are revolting. They marched through Ottawa in their thousands on Tuesday, a sea of white coats making its way up Parliament Hill, carrying tombstones and a coffin to symbolise the "death of evidence", chanting "What ... [click title to continue]

‘The Nature of Things’ milestone: the origin of the series dates back 50 years

By Cassandra SzklarskiThe Canadian Press03/21/2011 TORONTO - The impending arrival of a milestone birthday has put David Suzuki in a reflective mood.And for "The Nature of Things" host, who made his name as a geneticist before heading into broadcasting, there's no point in sugar-coating it."I'm in the death zone," Suzuki said late last year when discussing his 75th birthday, which arrives Thursday."I'm ... [click title to continue]

Scientists to spill oil in Arctic to test clean-up

Canadian Press Inuit leaders are concerned over federal plans to dump crude oil into northern waters next to a proposed marine conservation area so scientists can test new ways of cleaning up Arctic oil spills. "We don't want this project," said John Amagoalik, manager of lands for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has asked a northern regulatory board to approve ... [click title to continue]

Climate Scientist Sues National Post

The Guardian Andrew Weaver with the IPCC's 2007 report on which he was a lead author. Photograph: Ray SmithOne of the world's leading climate scientists has launched a libel lawsuit against a Canadian newspaper for publishing articles that he says "poison" the debate on global warming.In a case with potentially huge consequences for online publishers, lawyers acting for Andrew Weaver, a climate modeller ... [click title to continue]