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Environment

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Dirty Water and Good Intentions: The Murky Case for Victoria Sewage Treatment

Scientific argument for $1-billion project is far from watertight.

By Michael Ruffolo, 24 Aug 2016


news

First Nation Serves Evictions Notices to BC Fish Farms

Orders follow a number of developments, including federal decision to extend licences.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 22 Aug 2016


opinion

Christy Clark Gives Up Climate Change Battle

BC’s brief commitment to action ends with launch of ‘leadership plan’ that rejects expert panel’s advice.

By Paul Willcocks, 22 Aug 2016


presents

Win Two Tickets to the 2016 Land Awards Gala!

Passionate about sustainable land use? Don’t miss this event, full of inspiring leaders in the field.

By Tyee Staff, 22 Aug 2016


news

The Altruism of the Humpback

In California, scientists glimpse a surprising protective streak among a certain type of whale.

By Joshua Rapp Learn, 19 Aug 2016


opinion

Alberta Offers Lessons in Keeping Dams Safe From Fracking

BC Hydro feared effects of fracking-induced earthquakes, relies on ‘understandings’ to reduce risk.

By Ben Parfitt, 17 Aug 2016


opinion

Don’t Say No to ‘Slow Growthers,’ Hear Them Out

Measures like GDP make little sense in a world of tightening environmental constraints.

By Tom Green and Michael Barkusky, 15 Aug 2016


news

Site C ‘Running Roughshod’ over Indigenous Rights, Wilson-Raybould Said in 2012

Comments raise questions about government’s recent approval of permits for dam project, says NDP critic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Aug 2016


news

Critic Still Wary on Liberals’ Commitment to Salmon

Praise for Cohen Commission action, but doubts about commitment to restoring protection lost in Harper years.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Aug 2016


news

Site C a Human Rights Concern, Declares Amnesty International

In approving dam permits, Ottawa forgets its reconciliation promises, says report author.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Aug 2016


news

Meet the Crew Aboard the Fish-Farm Patrolling ‘Martin Sheen’

No ‘hippie terrorists’ here, the sailors supporting Alexandra Morton’s research mission share a passion for ocean life.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 8 Aug 2016


opinion

Where’s the Will to Protect British Columbians’ Rights after Resource Disasters?

Two years after Mount Polley, questions about gov’t decisions linger.

By Tara Scurr, 5 Aug 2016


culture

Living Cheap and Local, No Fossil Fuels Necessary

Seven ways we’re already preparing for the transition. Add your own.

By YES! Staff, 5 Aug 2016


culture

A Visit to the Climate Anxiety Doctor

Grieving for coral reefs, a Providence poet decides to counsel others about their warming woes.

By Stephanne Taylor, 4 Aug 2016


news

Oilsands CEO Plans to Leave Some of It in the Ground

Suncor takes green tack to argue for changes to Alberta regulations requiring companies to extract every barrel of oil.

By Carol Linnitt, 3 Aug 2016


opinion

In Terrible Climate Year, Three Amigos Missed a Crucial Step

Our shrinking, melting Arctic sends no clearer signal. So how’s our leaders’ plan stack up?

By Thomas F. Pedersen, 3 Aug 2016


news

‘There Is a Dead One There’: Patrolling Fish Farms with Alexandra Morton

As biologist’s research quest continues, industry decries use of drones and cameras as ‘harassment.’

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 2 Aug 2016


news

China’s Relentless Campaign to Pave the Coast

‘They’re completely industrializing the coastal ecosystem.’

By Ilima Loomis, 28 Jul 2016


news

Is this Your Commuting Future?

Inside the bet that a BC-made, single-seat electric car is the next (really) big thing.

By Daniel Wood, 27 Jul 2016


news

Sea Lice Exploded among Wild Young Salmon near BC Fish Farms: Study

Parasites spiked in Broughton area salmon pens, and hit decade high among wild juveniles, says new report.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 25 Jul 2016