Media Coverage

Expert Opinion: The Right To Breathe Clean AirNDTVDavid BoydSeptember 21, 2020
City Bar Association Urges UN to Formally Recognize Human Right to a Healthy EnvironmentLaw.comDavid BoydSeptember 17, 2020
People don’t really grasp how their actions impact climate, study showsZME ScienceJiaying ZhaoSeptember 2, 2020
Reintroducing sea otters is good for the environment and the economy, and both matterMassive ScienceEdward GregrAugust 30, 2020
Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this mini-quizNew York TimesJiaying ZhaoAugust 30, 2020
'Non-union' bees make blueberries thrive — but only if they have a homeNational ObserverClaire KremenAugust 28, 2020
Road to recovery post-coronavirus paved with green bricksChannel News AsiaKai ChanAugust 24, 2020
Prof. Kai Chan: Choose Your Own AdventureIPBES PodcastKai ChanJuly 22, 2020
A scientist wanted us to stop flying. Just not like this.GristNavin RamankuttyJuly 22, 2020
Draft National Fisheries Policy seeks big growth but ignores fishersMongabaySahir AdvaniJuly 21, 2020
UN watchdog joins SA air pollution caseNew FrameDavid BoydJuly 6, 2020
Hummingbirds are able to see millions more colors than humansNew York PostHarold EysterJune 24, 2020
Hummingbirds can see colors we can’t even imagine, new research showsDaily MailHarold EysterJune 15, 2020
Sea Otter StudyCTV NewsEdward GregrJune 15, 2020
Return of sea otters to B.C. coast worth millions, but not everyone seeing the benefits, study saysCBC NewsEdward Gregr and Kai ChanJune 11, 2020
Study suggests it's time to bring back sea otters, which is obviously a good ideaGizmodoEdward GregrJune 11, 2020
OPINION: A breath of clean air should be a human rightReutersDavid BoydJune 5, 2019
UN rights experts criticise London climate protest 'ban' before court hearingThomson ReutersDavid BoydOctober 16, 2019
Boyd: Why the G7 must take bold action on plastic pollutionOttawa CitizenDavid BoydJune 6, 2018
Time to see air pollution as a human rights threat: UNArab NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restrictionCBC NewsDavid BoydJanuary 30, 2018
Recyclers make slick pitch with improvements to oil, antifreeze collection CBC NewsJiaying ZhaoJune 13, 2018
Straws suck for pollution, but other items harmful too, say researchersCBC NewsDavid BoydMay 20, 2018
Hummingbirds 'sing' with their tail feathers to impress the femalesCBC RadioEmily MistickApril 14, 2018
Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecologyMing PaoMeggie CallahanAugust 1, 2019
Not all carbon offsets are created equalBusiness in VancouverHadi DowlatabadiNovember 5, 2019
You could be paying more for potatoes in 2019. Is climate change to blame?Global BCNavim RamankuttyDecember 4, 2018
COMMENTARY: May 22 is international biodiversity day — and this scientist thinks change is possibleGlobal NewsKai ChanMay 22, 2019
Fashion industry cleans up its act by tackling environmental and ethical issuesGlobal NewsAlejandra EcheverriJune 9, 2019
Society could collapse by 2050 under strain of climate change and conflict, paper warnsGlobal NewsKai ChanJune 4, 2019
Canada would miss Paris Agreement targets under Conservative climate plan: reportGlobal NewsKai ChanJuly 11, 2019
Here’s how climate change will impact the region where you liveGlobal NewsKai ChanSeptember 27, 2019
Your climate, your choice: Analyzing Federal Green Party’s climate planGlobal NewsKai ChanMay 17, 2019
Your Climate, Your Choice: NDP’s climate action planGlobal NewsKai ChanMay 31, 2019
Conservatives unveil climate change policyGlobal NewsKai ChanJune 19, 2019
‘For every benefit, there is a similar kind of cost’: Kai ChanGlobal NewsKai ChanSeptember 1, 2019
Air pollution kills 600,000 children every year: UNGulf NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
Nearly 30 times more solar power needed to transition coal jobs, says studyMongabaySandeep Pai and Hisham ZerriffiFebruary 5, 2020
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaYahoo NewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaNational PostKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to youNational PostKai ChanMay 7, 2019
The uncertain future of U.S. coal communitiesNational PostSandeep PaiNovember 12, 2018
Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a chequeNational PostAbhishek Kar and Hisham ZerriffiDecember 21, 2018
Air pollution, the ‘silent killer’ that claims seven million lives a year: rights council hears UN NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
Sandeep Pai on ensuring a 'just transition' for fossil fuel workersYahooSandeep PaiApril 28, 2020
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaOttawa CitizenKai ChanMay 6, 2019
How Protected Natural Areas in Developing Countries Impact Local ResidentsPsychCentralRobin NaidooApril 17, 2019
Climate explained: Why are climate change skeptics often right-wing conservatives?The ConversationYu Luo, Rebecca M. Todd and Jiaying ZhaoSeptember 18, 2019
The importance of relations between politicians and scientistsThe ConversationJiaying ZhaoApril 14, 2020
B.C. has a whopping 1,807 species at risk of extinction — but no rules to protect themThe NarwhalKai ChanMay 3, 2019
Hungry great blue herons in Stanley Park eating young salmonThe ProvinceZachary SherkerDecember 10, 2018
Vancouver City Hall follows outdated model in engaging residentsThe ProvinceRobin GregoryFebruary 14, 2019
Towards ‘Total Transition’: How One First Nation ‘Took Its Power Back’The TyeeSandeep PaiNovember 1, 2018
To teach kids that know more of Pokemon than phytoplankton, David Ng made a game of itThe TyeeMeggie CallahanSeptember 18, 2019
UN environment report has strong message for Canada: co-authorCityNewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Local authors tackle the problems and opportunities of just transition from a fossil-fuel economyVancouver SunSandeep PaiNovember 30, 2018
Environmental allies: Teen protesters, civil disobedience groups and climate scientists demand actionVancouver SunKai ChanOctober 25, 2019
Overhaul your carbon footprint: These are the most impactful choices you can makeVancouver SunJiaying ZhaoFebruary 8, 2020
ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leadersAbbotsford NewsKai ChanOctober 16, 2019
Global energy transition powers surge in demand for metalsAlaska Highway NewsHadi DowlatabadJanuary 30, 2019
Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'BBC NewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Climate Change Just Got a Little Less TerribleBloombergJustin RitchieFebruary 9, 2018
Air pollution: The 'silent killer' that claims seven million lives a yearBreaking NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
Air pollution a silent killer, claims 7 million lives each year: UN expertBusiness StandardDavid BoydMarch 5, 2019
Time to see air pollution as a human rights threat: U.N.Business TelegraphDavid BoydMarch 5, 2019
What can other cities learn about water shortages from “Day Zero”
Canadian GeographicKieran Findlater and Lucy Rodina July 16, 2018
Can climate change change?CastanetKai ChanNovember 7, 2019
Full Episode for October 16, 2018 - The Current
CBC RadioDavid BoydOctober 16, 2018
Trans Mountain oil tankers aren't the only thing endangering whales on the West CoastCBC NewsKai ChanSeptember 26, 2019
'Individual action matters': climate communicators need to give useful advice, researcher saysCBC NewsJiaying ZhaoApril 7, 2019
UBC to offer 100 per cent sustainable seafood in all dining hallsCBC NewsKai ChanJune 8, 2019
'We can do a lot better': Metro Vancouver recycling, composting rate stalls at 63%CBC NewsJiaying ZhaoJanuary 26, 2019
If the world ate the USDA-recommended diet, there wouldn't be enough land to grow it”
CBC NewsNavin Ramankutty August 16, 2018
As forest fires rage, experts worry about the future of the AmazonCBC NewsKai ChanAugust 22, 2019
North America has lost 3 billion birds since 1970CBC NewsKai ChanSeptember 19, 2019
Organizers of climate-emergency declaration verifying names after 'Micky Mouse' turns up as signatoryCBC NewsKai ChanNovember 6, 2019
Biodiversity loss and wildlife trade are making pandemics like COVID-19 more likely, experts sayCBC NewsKai ChanApril 11, 2020
Upset about Amazon wildfires? There's something you can doCBC NewsKai ChanAugust 29, 2019
Nature is in its worst shape in human history, UN report saysCBC NewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Blame the signs: When recycling is confusing, we avoid itCBC RadioJiaying ZhaoApril 21, 2019
How humanity put 1 million species at risk of extinctionCBC RadioKai ChanMay 9, 2019
Understanding extinction — humanity has destroyed half the life on EarthCBC Quirks & QuarksKai ChanOctober 18, 2019
Worried About Climate Change? Here’s What To Ask Political CandidatesChatelaineKai ChanSeptember 5, 2019
UN environment report has strong message for Canada: co-authorNews 1130Kai ChanMay 6, 2019
Local companies find pre-emptive ban on single-use plastics is good business, expert saysNews 1130Kai ChanJune 10, 2019
Vancouver experiences reduced air pollution amid COVID-19 pandemicNews 1130Kai ChanApril 15, 2020
UN Urged to Recognize Healthy Climate As a Human Right Climate Liability NewsDavid BoydOctober 26, 2018
Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws
CTV NewsDavid BoydJuly 9, 2018
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaCTV NewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Pokemon-like card game inspires kids to learn about ecologyCTV NewsMeggie CallahanJuly 21, 2019
New study questions success of Centre's LPG schemeDeccan HeraldAbhishek KarJuly 16, 2019
New efforts to reduce indoor air pollution in IndiaEarth.comAbhishek KarJuly 15, 2019
What if we responded to climate change like we have to coronavirus?ElleJiaying ZhaoApril 21, 2020
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Smokeless kitchens are becoming a reality”
Financial ExpressAbhishek KarAugust 8, 2018
Understanding the great climate science scenario debateForbesHadi Dowlatabadi and Justin RitchieFebruary 3, 2020
Seeking a more balanced indicator, Canada set to leave GDP in the dustIndependentSandeep PaiMarch 17, 2020
Why Lake Erie has the same rights as a person in Toledo, OhioMaclean'sDavid BoydMay 20, 2019
What Colin Kaepernick can teach us about citizenshipMaclean'sScott McKenzie and Sameer H. ShahFebruary 3, 2018
Environmentalism’s Next Frontier: Giving Nature Legal RightsMother JonesDavid BoydJuly 10, 2019
A Canadian Politician Said Climate Change Can Benefit The Country & Got Burned On TwitterNarcityKai ChanSeptember 2, 2019
Kids suing governments about climate: It's a global trendNational GeographicDavid BoydJune 26, 2019
Lose livestock or lose the planet, scientists warnNational ObserverNavin RamankuttyDecember 12, 2019
Farmers on remote island fight food insecurity with their flockNational ObserverHannah WittmanApril 7, 2020
Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big DealNBC New YorkKai ChanMay 7, 2019
10 species still around that might not be in 2030NewsweekKai ChanJanuary 1, 2020
Why life depends on biodiversityNew Zealand Herald Kai ChanMay 10, 2019
Cloverdale town hall addresses climate change and loss of biodiversityPeace Arch NewsKai ChanAugust 22, 2019
Colombian high court grants personhood to Amazon rainforest in case against country’s governmentPRIDavid BoydMay 6, 2018
Zero Hour: There’s no stopping climate change, but how bad it gets is still up to youRolling StoneJustin RitchieMarch 27, 2020
Trump’s “all-out effort” on climate is derelict and risky SalonSameer Shah and Scott McKenzieSeptember 23, 2018
We may avoid the very worst climate scenario. But the next-worst is still pretty awful.SF GateHadi DowlatabadiJanuary 30, 2020
Naturschutz erhöht den WohlstandDer Tagesspiegel Robin NaidooApril 4, 2019
How Rights of Nature Legislation Affords Legal Standing, or Personhood, to Natural EntitiesTeen VogueElaine HsiaoApril 22, 2019
Ujjwala enrolment and refill show gapThe TelegraphAbhishek KarJuly 17, 2019
How Income Affects the BrainThe AtlanticJiaying ZhaoMay 15, 2018
The very hot, very hungry caterpillar The AtlanticNavin RamankuttyAugust 30, 2018
The Fear of Losing It AllThe CutJiaying ZhaoMarch 21, 2019
One million species facing extinction, posing a risk to human well-being: UN reportGlobe and MailKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Ottawa closer to single-use plastic ban after finishing science assessmentGlobe and MailDavid BoydJanuary 28, 2020
B.C. farmers retool their offerings to sell more locallyGlobe and MailHannah WittmanApril 17, 2020
Scientists make few gains on federal environment bill The Globe and MailKai ChanMay 25, 2018
UK is endangering people's health by denying their right to clean air, says UN
The GuardianDavid BoydOctober 19, 2018
War, famine ... coronavirus? Chinese astrologers prophesied a ‘year of doom’ in 2020The StarJiaying ZhaoMarch 6, 2020
Four scientists explain how they’re voting and why they decided to speak outStar VancouverKai ChanOctober 18, 2019
B.C. farmers’ market program expands to support lower-income residents and food producersThe Star VancouverHannah WittmanMay 6, 2018
Public feels a ‘sense of urgency’ to restore B.C.’s foraged forests: studyThe Star VancouverGuillaume Peterson St-LaurentMay 17, 2018
UBC lawyer named new UN watchdog for human rights and environment”
The Star Vancouver David BoydAugust 1, 2018
Poverty, not donation bins, cause death, say advocates as death toll mountsThe Star VancouverJiaying ZhaoJanuary 8, 2019
Hundreds march on Douglas Street to call for climate actionTimes ColonistDavid BoydNovember 29, 2019
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaTimes ColonistKai ChanMay 6, 2019
What Would Happen If Canada Treated Climate Crisis Like WarViceKai ChanSeptember 20, 2019
UN: Time to See Air Pollution as Human Rights ThreatVOA NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019