Reports

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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Salmon Farms and Sea Lice: A Baseline Report of the Incidence of Sea Lice on Juvenile Salmonids on British Columbia's North Coast

2003
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This is the first report in British Columbia to collect information on sea lice conditions in pristine or near-pristine habitat before the establishment of net-cage salmon farms. One of the report's greatest values will be the potential ability to compare the results with those found in areas where the salmon farming industry is already active. More »

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Implementing the Kyoto Protocol: Practical, Affordable and Achievable Solutions

2002
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This report was presented by the David Suzuki Foundation to the House of Commons Finance Committee in November 2002. It urges the Finance Committee to create a 2003 federal budget that invests in emerging technologies and innovation in order to reshape our energy policies and meet our commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. More »

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The Case for Kyoto: The Failure of Voluntary Corporate Action

2002
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Released by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute, this study examines the failure of most Canadian businesses to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The study shows the Kyoto Protocol is the only credible way for Canada to address climate change. More »

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Kyoto and Beyond: The low-emission path to innovation and efficiency

2002
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This study from the David Suzuki Foundation and the Climate Action Network of Canada shows that Canada can meet and even exceed the Kyoto Protocol's greenhouse gas emission reduction targets using proven technologies available today. The report shows Canada can dramatically cut its emissions, with massive savings in energy bills for consumers. More »

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Keeping Canada in Kyoto: The case for immediate ratification and domestic emission reductions

2002
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This short analysis and commentary on the Kyoto Protocol was presented to the federal government as part of the National Climate Change Process in June 2002. It outlines the importance of adopting the Kyoto Protocol and shows how it will help create strong economic growth. More »

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Green Power Opportunities for Ontario

2002
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This report shows Ontario can reduce energy waste and generate enough green energy for the province to shut down all five of its polluting coal-fired electricity plants. The report was prepared by the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Institute of Environmental Law and Policy and the Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative. More »

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Up in the Air: Canada's Mixed Record on Ozone Depletion and Climate Change

2002
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This report is a joint publication by the David Suzuki Foundation and the University of Victoria Eco-Research Chair that compares Canada's response to ozone depletion and climate change. More »

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Salmon Aquaculture: A brochure for chefs and food industry professionals

2002
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As part of our public education campaign about the risks of netcage salmon farming, this brochure informs chefs and professionals who work in the food industry why wild salmon is a superior choice to farmed salmon. While targeted at food professionals, the brochure contains valuable information for anyone interested in learning more about the negative environmental and health effects of salmon farming in Canada. Issues covered include disease, escapes, and habitat and species destruction. The brochure contains information so that you can take action by contacting Canada's Fisheries Minister. More »

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