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Environment

news

Expanding Tar Sands Will Kill Paris Targets and Climate Stability, Report Finds

Pipeline approvals ‘make the goals impossible to reach,’ finds Oil Change International.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jan 2017


news

Alberta Energy Regulator’s Response to Ernst Case ‘Inaccurate and Misleading’, Say Professors

Agency misrepresents Supreme Court ruling on right to sue over alleged Charter violations, they say.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Jan 2017


news

BC Premier Says Kinder Morgan Pipeline Plan Meets Her Conditions, Opposition Objects

Project’s foes call Clark’s decision a ‘surprise to absolutely no one’ and ‘simply deceitful.’

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2017


news

Obama’s Top Scientist on the Climate Challenge Ahead

A Q&A with America’s longest-serving presidential science adviser, John Holdren.

By Elizabeth Kolbert, 11 Jan 2017


news

Wolves, Hunters and Starvation Main Killers of BC’s Moose

Species on the decline in the province, significantly in central interior.

By Andrew MacLeod, 10 Jan 2017


news

Trudeau Leaves His BC MPs Hanging by Approving Wave of Projects

Prime minister plays dangerous political game by inflaming coastal opposition, say observers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 5 Jan 2017


culture

Ten Climate-Conscious Parents on Talking to Kids about Global Warming

Plenty of tips from scientists, activists and policy experts.

By Anna Fahey, 5 Jan 2017


news

The Surprising Side Effect of Anti-Anxiety Medication — on Salmon

New research shows it messes with their migration, with potentially devastating effects.

By Raina Delisle, 3 Jan 2017


news

The Big Sort

Clearing tonnes of plastic off beaches is only the first step — then comes the problem of what to do with it.

By Laura Trethewey, 30 Dec 2016


opinion

How Trudeau Is Screwing Over the Generation that Got Him Elected

He thinks he can expand fossil fuels and keep young voters. He’s wrong.

By Geoff Dembicki, 28 Dec 2016


opinion

Electoral Reform and BC LNG: Bold Predictions on Two Big Issues

Expect Petronas to approve Lelu Island project before May election, and Liberals to bail on voting change.

By Bill Tieleman, 27 Dec 2016


news

‘Open Science’ Critical for Effective Environmental Assessments

Review offers chance to transform assessment process and make Canada a world leader.

By Carol Linnitt, 27 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

Fight to Stop Oil Spoiling BC’s Coast Is 50 Years Old

Visionary Roderick Haig-Brown led it early. Last in a series.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 23 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

Hovering over Site C, a Ghost with a Warning

Words for resisters, from BC’s late, great conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown. Part of a series.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 22 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

Fish Hatcheries Are No Fix and He Tried to Warn Us

Latest in a series quoting BC’s visionary conservationist, Roderick Haig-Brown.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

Say No to BC’s ‘Avaricious’ Boom and Bust Rulers

Warnings from the ghost of Roderick Haig-Brown. Second in a series quoting the Campbell River visionary.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 20 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

BC’s Prophet: The Ghost of Roderick Haig-Brown Speaks

New series revisits the famed writer’s eerily apt warnings on today’s big issues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 19 Dec 2016


news

New Study, EPA Report Highlight Fracking’s Risk to Groundwater

Oil and gas industry claims undercut by growing body of research.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 17 Dec 2016


news

How ‘the Blob’ Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific

Huge swathe of warm water contributed to record toxic algae bloom, scientists say.

By Alex Dropkin, 17 Dec 2016


news

Climate Change Politics in the Age of Trudeau and Trump: What’s Next?

A Q&A with Kathryn Harrison, UBC political scientist and climate policy expert.

By Madeleine de Trenqualye, 16 Dec 2016