Environment

news

Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels

Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday


news

'Insane Damage': Activist Accuses Logger of Breaking Disclosure Law

Ministry says Vancouver Island cuts are okay but citizen demands to see plans.

By Andrew MacLeod, 27 May 2016


news

Why Canada's Three Northern Premiers Reject Carbon Pricing

Their regions are hard hit by climate change, yet territorial leaders won't budge.

By Maura Forrest, 25 May 2016


news

Clearcut city? Rise of Condos Means Razed Trees, Bird Evictions

Vancouver has lost hundreds of hectares of canopy in just two decades.

By Margaret Munro, 25 May 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast

From tiniest plankton to majestic albatross, a naturalist's hymn to BC's wet and wild aviary.

By Caroline Fox, 20 May 2016


news

Trans Mountain Pipeline? 'Yes, But…' Says NEB

Decision does little to quell mistrust of energy regulator -- or opposition to project, say critics.

By Megan Devlin, 19 May 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

Howling at Death by Chasing Wolves

One woman's search for the secret to survival, including her own. Excerpts from the memoir 'Wolf Spirit.'

By Gudrun Pflüger, 19 May 2016


news

A David-vs-Goliath Tanker Confrontation in Burrard Inlet

'Kayaktivism' takes on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline from the water side.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 19 May 2016


news

Meet the Colorado Firefighters on Front Lines of Climate Change

Doc captures experience of facing bigger, hotter, more surprising infernos.

By Christopher Cheung, 13 May 2016


news

New Bill Lets Owners Keep Land in ALR for Tax Breaks, Critic Says

Move 'erodes the integrity' of Agricultural Land Reserve, says Popham.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 May 2016


opinion

Rebuilding Fort Mac, and Our Energy Economy

The transition will come sooner or later. Let's make it sooner.

By Crawford Kilian, 9 May 2016


news

Buyers of Luxury Cars Benefited from BC Climate Fight

Province spent millions on tax breaks for Teslas, Porsches and BMWs.

By Andrew MacLeod, 9 May 2016


news

Fort Mac Blaze: Brace for New Era of Infernos

What's turning northern forests into tinder? Biggest reason is climate change, but that’s not all.

By Ed Struzik, 7 May 2016


news

Groundwater Contamination from Fracking Changes over Time: Study

Texas study finds quality fluctuates as nearby industry evolves.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 7 May 2016


news

Auditor General Blasts 'Major Gaps' in BC's Mining Oversight

Responsibility to regulate industry should be removed from ministry, finds scathing report.

By Andrew MacLeod, 4 May 2016


opinion

Don't Shut Down Leap, Embrace Its Discontents

Manifesto a chance for real debate, something democracies should prize.

By Michael M'Gonigle, 2 May 2016


news

Suncor on Expansion Spree in Down Oilpatch

Calgary giant aims to be 'last oil company standing' as world shifts off carbon, its CEO says.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 29 Apr 2016


news

A Revived Northern Gateway to Oblivion for Grits?

Reverse course on controversial pipeline at your own risk, political observers warn Liberal government.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 27 Apr 2016


opinion

Why Christy Clark Shouldn't Talk to Kids about Trees

Urban premier doesn't know the wrong logging brings big costs to 'moms and dads.'

By Vanessa Scott, 26 Apr 2016


opinion

Dilbit Dogma? The Myth of Tidewater Access

Pipeline cheerleaders often employ this rationale. But it no longer applies.

By Eugene Kung, 20 Apr 2016