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Answering nature's call: 30x30 results 2015

July 2015
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This report summarizes survey data from the 2015 30×30 Nature Challenge participants.... More »

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Revisiting Canada's Radon guideline

April 2015
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Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and is responsible for up to 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths in Canada, yet few people even know it exists. "Revisiting Canada's Radon Guideline" compares Canada's radon guideline to international standards in other industrialized countries. We conclude it's... More »

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The impact of green space on heat and air pollution in urban communities

March 2015
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This David Suzuki Foundation report analyzed 102 peer-reviewed studies published over the past five years that explored the role of urban green space in providing cooling effects and reducing air pollution. It found that urban green spaces provide significant health benefits by filtering harmful pollutants from the air and providing... More »

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Making our coasts work: healthy oceans, healthy economies, healthy communities

March 2015
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Against its stunning backdrop, Canada's Pacific coast supports a variety of industries important to the B.C. economy and to coastal communities. This report examines the important and often under-valued role that healthy ocean ecosystems provide to our economy. It demonstrates how investing in marine planning and protective measures are the... More »

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Sound investment: measuring the return on Howe Sound's ecosystem assets

February 2015
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There is an astounding trove of unrecognized natural wealth in the Howe Sound region needed for the region's health, economy and culture that has yet to be factored into decision-making. Sound Investment: Measuring the Return on Howe Sound's Ecosystem Assets finds that Howe Sound's watersheds provide an estimated $800 million... More »

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Building on the best: keeping Canada's climate promise

December 2014
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This report identifies Canada's top climate change policy solutions and assesses how effective they have been in meeting our emissions commitments. It shows that adopting best in-country solutions from provincial leaders under a unifying national approach would make serious headway in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis concludes that if... More »

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Focus Canada 2014 — Public opinion on climate change

November 2014
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The Environics Institute for Survey Research partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation to take a new sounding of public opinion on climate change, as part of its ongoing Focus Canada public opinion research program. Many people consider global warming or climate change to be the most pressing challenge facing human... More »

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Protecting your community's coastal assets: local leadership in marine planning

September 2014
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British Columbia's coasts and oceans provide billions of dollars in economic benefits. This report describes easily accessible resources local governments can use to maintain aquatic ecosystem value and productivity, including maps and tools to guide decisions and bylaws regarding management of activities on land, and in intertidal and sub-tidal zones.... More »

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The Peace Dividend: Assessing the Economic Value of Ecosystems in B.C.'s Peace River Watershed

July 2014
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British Columbia's Peace River Watershed (PRW) is a vast region of boreal forest, rushing rivers, and rich farmland. This report provides the first-ever valuation of the PRW's ecosystems and makes recommendations on how the region's natural capital should be stewarded and sustained into the future.... More »

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30x30 Nature Challenge Survey Findings

July 2014
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This report summarizes survey data from the 2014 30×30 Nature Challenge participants.... More »

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Committing to effective marine protected areas

May 2014
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Marine protected areas need management plans, budgets, dedicated staff, monitoring and enforcement to achieve their intended benefits. Marine protection measures are more successful and regulations are easier to enforce when communities are involved. This beautifully illustrated report presents opportunities to build support and boost local economies through partnerships with First... More »

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Rockfish conservation areas in B.C.: Our current state of knowledge

March 2014
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Rockfish Conservation Areas are fishery closures intended to be refuges for the diversity of rockfish in B.C.'s oceans. But are they working? This technical report: examines the reasons for—and potential of—Rockfish Conservation Areas; summarizes studies about their effectiveness; and, describes the research and outreach needed for them to work better.... More »

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