On this week’s show we examine the bioaccumulation of mercury in fish, and what you can do to protect yourself. We also hear from participants in the National Parks Project, a 100th anniversary celebration of Canada’s park system that has drawn in some of the country’s best film makers and musicians. Plus, your round up of the week’s headlines.
Mercury in Fish
Most people consider fish to be a healthy dinner choice, and for the most part, they’re right. But there is a complication – some fish species can absorb mercury, a toxic heavy metal. Some of this mercury is natural, and some of it is from industrial pollution. Can anything be done? And what species of fish should we be wary of? Today Terra Informa correspondent David Kaczan chats to Tina Willson, a researcher at the University of Wyoming.
National Parks Project
This week Rebecca Rooney brings us a special treat – The National Parks Project is an ambitious celebration of Canada’s national parks system for the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada. What is it? It’s a television show on the Discovery Channel, a artsy film series, an album, and a fundraiser. It’s the crazy, exciting, and avant guard brainchild of film production company FilmCAN. 52 artists were split into groups of 4 to spend 5 days camping and creating in 13 of Canada’s national parks – one from each province and territory. The National Parks Project is the result of their adventures. Proceeds from the work go to the Nature Conservancy.