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Environment

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Nuclear Safety Warnings Demand Independent Review: Mulcair

Anonymous letter listing concerns about Canadian nuclear generating stations can’t be ignored, says NDP leader.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Jul 2016


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Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farms

Biologist Alexandra Morton welcomes conservation society’s support; fish farmers ‘alarmed.’

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jul 2016


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Ottawa Approves Controversial Chemical for Ocean Oil Spills

Corexit’s critics say it’s ineffective and might increase damage to marine ecosystems.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 18 Jul 2016


presents

In Vancouver, Three New Treatments for Neighbourhood Waste

How SFU students and alumni are transforming discarded items into everything from meals to furniture.

By Tyee Staff, 15 Jul 2016


opinion

Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

Many scientists describe such efforts as 'prime-time theatre.' Yet the farce continues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Jul 2016


news

The Rapid and Startling Decline of World's Vast Boreal Forests

Unprecedented warming jeopardizes critical ecosystem, nearly a third of earth's forest cover.

By Jim Robbins, 8 Jul 2016


presents

Mass Sea Star Deaths Shake Up Marine Food Chain

SFU researchers uncovering effects of one of the largest wildlife die-offs ever recorded.

By Christopher Cheung, 28 Jun 2016


opinion

Did Band Members Defame a Chief by Saying He Wasn't?

Dispute belies Clark's claim of First Nations support for Skeena River LNG proposal.

By Ian Gill, 24 Jun 2016


culture

#OceanOptimism: Igniting a Twitter Storm of Hope

Sharing uplifting news of resilience and recovery enhances our capacity for action. So why don't we do it more?

By Elin Kelsey, 18 Jun 2016


news

Oil Sands Workers Fear Becoming Climate Change Casualties

If jobs are lost, union demands a 'Just Transition' to new opportunities.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 17 Jun 2016


culture

Lessons of a Forgotten Firestorm

Despite flaws, book on 1950 B.C.-Alberta mega-fire has useful lessons.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Jun 2016


mediacheck

Fort Mac Fire Sparked Little Media Talk of Global Warming

'If not now, then when would be a good time to discuss climate?' asks journo prof.

By Mychaylo Prystupa, 13 Jun 2016


news

Radioactive Ranchers? Elements Found Downwind of Intensive Fracking

Nielle and Howard Hawkwood now want a moratorium on Alberta industry.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 11 Jun 2016


news

Canada Needs to Close Knowledge Gap on China Relations, Say Experts

Without more experts, Liberal gov't may find itself at a disadvantage.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 10 Jun 2016


opinion

Toxic Landslides Raise Alarms about Fracking, Site C

Almost two years after slides began carrying heavy metals into creeks, few answers.

By Ben Parfitt, 8 Jun 2016


news

West Coast Tells Ottawa: Reject Trans Mountain Expansion

Green leader says she'll seek a judicial review of regulator’s project approval.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 7 Jun 2016


opinion

How a New Generation Is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

At TEDxEastVan, Geoff Dembicki shares how young people are battling environmental doomsday.

By Geoff Dembicki, 7 Jun 2016


news

New Report Knocks Down Pro-Pipelines 'Fantasies'

The economic case is a bust and emissions will shatter limits: expert.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 2 Jun 2016


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Amidst Vancouver's Paving Spree, a Corner 'Rewilds'

While bird habitat falls to condos, a dump is being converted to forest.

By Margaret Munro, 1 Jun 2016


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Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels

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

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 30 May 2016