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David Suzuki Foundation awards three $50,000 climate change fellowships

June 20, 2017

David Suzuki will mentor fellows to help lead the next generation of science communicators

VANCOUVER (June 20, 2017) — The David Suzuki Foundation has awarded $50,000 one-year David Suzuki Fellowships to three leading Canadian scholars, who will spend 2017-18 studying climate change solutions.

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Environmental Protection Act report could signal breakthrough for Canadian environmental law

June 15, 2017

OTTAWA — A new federal government committee report recommends that the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) be amended to recognize, respect and fulfil every person's right to a healthy environment. If passed by Parliament, this will be the first time in history that environmental rights have been recognized in Canadian federal law.

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Aquaculture Stewardship Council certified salmon isn't a "Good Alternative"

June 5, 2017

VANCOUVER/HALIFAX — Today's decision by a renowned seafood recommendation program to label some eco-certified farmed salmon as a "Good Alternative" for consumers is faulty, according to SeaChoice, a collaboration among Canadian environmental groups. Seafood Watch published its recommendations today following a review of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council's (ASC) salmon certification standard.

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Renewable energy shift will continue despite U.S. withdrawal from Paris Agreement

June 1, 2017

VANCOUVER The U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is short-sighted given the global acceleration of renewable energy.

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Municipal leaders call on federal government to legally recognize the right to a healthy environment

May 31, 2017

OTTAWA Dozens of municipal leaders from across Canada gathered in Ottawa today to call on the federal government to follow their lead and legally recognize Canadians' right to a healthy environment.

Since November 2014, more than 150 municipal governments have passed environmental rights declarations, legally recognizing their residents' right to clean air and water, safe food and an enhanced voice in decisions that affect citizens' health and well-being.

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