World Gorilla Day LIVE | Episode 17

On this special edition of the Big Blue Marble Podcast, (streaming LIVE from the Toronto Zoo) we celebrate World Gorilla Day. Today, we will learn what threatens them most, how one of your most common possessions could help save them and get a behind-the-scenes perspective on one of Canada’s most iconic Gorillas – long-time zoo resident, Charles.

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Protected Skin – Damaged Seas | Episode 16

With Craig Downs, Forensic Eco Toxicologist, Haereticus Environmental Laboratory,

Is your sunscreen bad for the planet? On this episode of The Big Blue Marble, we slather on the research with Dr. Craig Downs, a forensic ecotoxicologist. According to Downs, more than 100 million tonnes of sunscreen a year enter coastal areas around the world, and when it does, especially in the coral reef system, “it impacts all the organisms there.” The good news is, toxic chemical bans found in sunscreens are now beginning, find out how you can practice “safe sun” without harming the seas.

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Up TICK – Thanks to Climate Change | Episode 15

With Dr. Katie Clow, Assistant Professor - Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph

Ticks are on the move, going to places they have never been recorded before – due to our warming planet. On this episode of the Big Blue Marble, it’s all tick talk, including where the tiny creatures will most likely “latch” on to you,  how fast they are spreading and what to do if you’ve been bitten.

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Nature’s Backlash? | Episode 14

With Felicia Keesing, Ecologist and Educator - Bard College, Annandale NY

On this episode of the Big Blue Marble, host Anwar Knight helps connect the dots on how the virus evolved and along with Felicia Keesing, explores the intricate relationship between animals, biodiversity and the important role that people play in preventing the next pandemic.

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