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Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of TheGreeninterview.com and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

The World After Sidi Bouzid – Sunday column, February 13, 2011

[NB: This column was written on Wednesday, February 16, 2011] When the policewoman slapped the young fruit-seller on the street in Sidi Bouzid a week before Christmas, she was not thinking of Hosni Mubarak, the Pharaoh of Egypt. Nevertheless her action set off an tsunami of grief and fury that is quickly transforming the Middle East, and will probably wash Mubarak clean out of Cairo.   Mohamed Bouazizi, 26 years old, was desperately trying to support his family by illegally selling fruit from a push-cart.

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Columns Newly Posted on the Biography Pages

Whenever I’ve written a column about someone who I’ve subsequently interviewed on the site, I try to put a link to the column on that person’s biographical page.  But sometimes I forget. We recently went back through the biographies and the columns, and found un-posted columns about Bill Rees, Chris Turner, Elizabeth May and James Lovelock.

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Hormones in Salmon: A Clarification

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My January 30 column on salmon aquaculture brought a lot of response, and I will probably publish more about it here as time goes by. In the meantime, though, it appears that what I said about hormones was misleading. The column brought a little note from one Jeremy Twigg, who “was wondering where he heard that Canadian salmon farmers use ‘hormones’ to grow their fish.” Hmm.

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Love that iPhone! – Sunday column, February 6, 2011

SUNDAY HERALD COLUMN – February 6, 2011 [HH1106] LOVE THAT PHONE! by Silver Donald Cameron So here I am, trotting along on my treadmill – conceivably the most boring activity in the world – and I’m groovin’.  Erroll Garner’s piano, raging with joy, thunders out one of his greatest tracks, “Old Man River,” from his 1956 vinyl album The Most Happy Piano.

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