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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.

Oceans

The Living Beach re-visited

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In 1998, I published The Living Beach, my most extensive piece of environmental writing — an account of the fascinating dance of wind, sand and water that makes beaches, live, grow, shrink, die and adapt. The book won a bunch of awards, but when the publishing house was sold to a multinational corporation it instantly went out of print.

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The Orcas Win in Court!

http://www.ecojustice.ca/blog/ecojustice-delivers-a-big-win-for-the-canadian-orca-population This ruling fills me with jubilation. In my 1998 book The Living Beach, I took a look at the idea that natural phenomena should have legal rights. Bolivia has passed a landmark law on this topic — and here's a Canadian court asserting the duty of Canada to protect the habitat of a wild animal.

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Alexandra Morton and the Sacredness of Salmon

Alexandra Morton! Alexandra Morton is the founder of the Raincoast Research Society, a passionate advocate for the marine life of the Pacific coast – and a constant thorn in the side of governments and irresponsible aquaculture corporations. A trained biologist who went to the remote Broughton archipelago to study the communications of killer whales, she was horrified by the impact on wild salmon after a host of salmon farms became established in the archipelago beginning in 1987.

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Conserving Water — or Maybe Not

Date:July 2, 2011
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In the summer issue of Zoomer, Moses Znaimer’s hip new magazine for mature and over-ripe Canadians – I’m one – is a article by Jane MacDougall on conserving water. Reacting to the fact that water is becoming a scarce resource globally, and that the average Canadian uses a prodigious 329 litres daily, MacDougall lays out six principles for conserving water.

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The Nobel Prize of Sailing [Sunday Herald, January 2010]

“Annie,” said Marjorie, “do you think hollyhocks would do well over there by the fence?” Annie Hill laughed aloud. “Marjorie,”she said, “I wouldn’t know. I haven’t had a home ashore since I was 19 years old.” It’s true. At 20, Annie and her first husband, Pete Hill, sailed from England to the Caribbean and back on a 28-foot engineless catamaran.

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