Reports

Sustainability within a generation: a new vision for Canada

2004
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This report outlines how Canada can become a world leader in sustainability by the year 2030. It shows how a long-term national plan with clear targets and timelines would generate less pollution and waste and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. More »

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A Vanishing Heritage: The Loss of Ancient Red Cedar from Canada's Rainforests

2004
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This report revealed that in twenty forest management areas on the B.C. coast, a much greater amount of red cedar is being logged than its proportion within the forest inventory. This report examines the extent to which red cedar is being logged on the B.C. coast, and looks at what will happen if current practices continue. More »

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Seas of Change: Ten Recommendations for Sustainable Fisheries on the B.C. Coast

2004
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Seas of Change outlines the top ten changes necessary for sustainable fisheries and ecosystems on the British Columbia coast. Among other things, the report outlines the need for precautionary management, ecosystem-based management and full participation of communities surrounding fisheries in management decisions. More »

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Possible Factors Contributing to the Low Productivity of the 2000 Brood Year Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in the Broughton Archipelago, B.C. Canada

2004
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Pink salmon that migrate through the Broughton Archipelago of British Columbia, both as adults and juveniles, had a very poor return in 2002. The objective of this report is to review the possible factors contributing to the low productivity of the 2000 brood year pink salmon. More »

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Canada, Kyoto and Developing Countries

2003
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This 12-page background paper from the David Suzuki Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Canada and Greenpeace Canada was published in November 2003. The paper urges Canada to support effective rules under the Kyoto Protocol for forestry projects in developing countries. More »

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Risky Business: How Canada is Avoiding Kyoto Action with Controversial Projects in Developing Countries

2003
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Risky Business is a short background paper that describes how Canada is funding a controversial tree plantation in Brazil to get Kyoto credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, instead of cutting pollution at home. More »

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Bright Future: Avoiding Blackouts in Ontario

2003
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This David Suzuki Foundation report was released in September 2003. It shows Ontario's dependency on electric power and coal-powered plants can be cut dramatically by 2010 while improving the overall reliability of the electricity system if the province follows California's lead. More »

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BC Forests 2003: An appraisal of government policies

2003
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The B.C. government is radically overhauling the regulations and legislation that control forestry, largely on public lands, in Canada's Pacific province. And while changes are well underway, the government has not released the draft regulations so that British Columbians can appraise the proposed program. This report by Patricia Marchak and S. Denise Allen examines the planning and discussion papers, proposals and legislation that are available, and makes recommendations regarding the government's plan. More »

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Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Our Communities and Ecosystems

2003
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This report was released by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Union of Concerned Scientists in April 2003. It shows climate change will alter the Great Lakes region with more floods and droughts, lower lake levels, less ice cover and more extreme weather events. More »

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Is there a Bottom Line in the Wild Salmon — Farmed Salmon Debate?: A Technical Opinion

2003
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This paper reviews the history of salmon farming in British Columbia and examines the major concerns that have led scientists and conservationists to question how the industry is regulated on Canada's West Coast. More »

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Oil and Water Don't Mix: Keeping Canada's West Coast Oil-Free

2003
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This report outlines the effects of oil and gas drilling on B.C.'s marine ecosystems. Author Stuart Hertzog examines climate change impacts, economic issues, legal and ethical problems and the need for marine parks and preserves. More »

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Putting the Assumptions to the Test

2003
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Putting the Assumptions to the Test examines, and discounts, the key assumptions made by the federal science panel on offshore oil and gas in their submission to the federal government in February, 2003. More »

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