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Take a hike

Take a hike

Aug 1, 2015

and some food to keep you going • For short hikes, food is more of a nice to have rather than a necessity. But on long hikes, an adequate food supply is critical to success and safety. Whether going on a five-mile walk or a 500-mile-long distance trek, you should have some food along. If for no other reason than just-in-case. Having a good idea about how much...

Clean tech’s top 10 trends

Clean tech’s top 10 trends

Aug 1, 2015

by Bruce Mason • It’s virtually impossible to stay on top of the clean tech tidal wave exploding in many places on our endangered planet. It’s particularly difficult in Canada where this worldwide transition is being ignored, temporarily diverted and even foolishly subverted. Despite the counter-productive efforts of suspect politicians, greedy businesses...

Canada’s climate change crossroads

Hope in the summer of fire by Bruce Mason   • What are we to make of the sickening smoke that still lingers over much of Canada? And the toxic soup of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, nitrogen oxides, suspended ash, water vapour and other particulate matter visible as far south as Tennessee? And the sheer size, intensity and enormity of its...

The Mount Polley disaster

The Mount Polley disaster

Aug 1, 2015

One year later by Rod Marining • Mining in BC could cost BC taxpayers more than a mine produces in its entire lifetime; that’s the bottom line. The Mount Polley Mine, owned by Imperial Metals, is a prime example. Most BC mines are like nuclear power plants in that mine wastes and toxic heavy metals must be managed for over a thousand years. As long as it...

A global consciousness shift

A global consciousness shift

Aug 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • When an assassin killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, no one called it the start of the First World War. That happened years later, after the implications, consequences and scale of the response could be assessed. It’s often the way. That’s why historians are important; they put events in...

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Jul 2, 2015

by Bruce Mason • A global chorus now has a conductor with impeccable timing and sense of harmony, a man who connects all the dots while just getting warmed up. Of the 300 formal teachings on Catholic doctrine over 275 years, Pope Francis’ Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home is like music; it’s universal. The Pope’s uncompromising indictment of...

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets

Jul 2, 2015

20 years of farm to table goodness • For the last 20 years, Vancouver Farmers Markets have fed people and created community. We are a registered non-profit society that supports small farm production, nourishes community and connects neighbours. Founded in 1995, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) has grown to become one of Canada’s leading organizers of farmers...

Four keys to healthy aging

Four keys to healthy aging

Jul 2, 2015

by Dr. Mercola   • If you had a choice and could either age well – enjoying your “golden years” with energy and vigour, free from disability and illness – or age poorly and be straddled with health issues that keep you from fully living the later years of your life, which would you choose? You do actually have a choice or, at least, can choose to...

A call to modernize food labelling

A call to modernize  food labelling

Jul 2, 2015

Food labelling needs modernization • plant-based products currently face discrimination   The Plant Foods Council, a national trade association promoting and protecting the interests of plant food manufacturers in Canada, is calling for changes to food regulations that discriminate against vegan products similar to traditional animal products such as...

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Jane Goodall on the real story on GE Foods

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Jane Goodall on the real story on GE Foods

Jun 1, 2015

a Foreword to Altered Genes, Twisted Truth by Jane Goodall I well remember how horrified I felt when I learned that scientists had succeeded in reconfiguring the genetics of plants and animals. The first genetically engineered (GE) plants were created in the 1980s, but I did not hear about them until the 1990s when they were first commercialized. It seemed a...