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March for science, march for Earth Day, march for humanity!

April 20, 2017 | Leave a comment
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By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington.

Science isn't everything. But it is crucial to governing, decision-making, protecting human health and the environment and resolving questions and challenges around our existence.

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Citizen science and genetic testing yield positive results

April 13, 2017 | Leave a comment
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By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington.

Since I started working as a geneticist in the early 1960s, the field has changed considerably. James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins won the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Researchers then "cracked" the genetic code, which held promise for fields like health and medicine. It was an exciting time to be working in the lab.

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Marine protected areas are one piece of a complex puzzle

April 6, 2017 | Leave a comment
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By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Communications Specialist Panos Grames.

The federal government recently created two marine protected areas in the Pacific region and has committed to increase ocean protection from one per cent to 10 by 2020. But will this be enough?

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Welcome to the 21st century: Brighter times or a new Dark Age?

March 30, 2017 | 1 comment
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By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington.

If you own a smartphone, you have more computing power at your fingertips than NASA scientists had when they put people on the moon in 1969! And it's in a small device, unlike the massive hardware the space agency used.

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Facts and evidence matter in confronting climate crisis

March 23, 2017 | Leave a comment
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By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington.

We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Those who read, write or talk regularly about climate change and ecology are familiar with other anti-environmental arguments not coated with a scientific sheen.

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