Environment

culture

How We Built Our Earthship, an Off-grid Prairie Home

It took five weeks and one volunteer army to rise this radically sustainable Alberta dwelling.

By Duncan Kinney, Today


news

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record?

Regulator says drilling likely triggered 4.4 temblor.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, Yesterday


opinion

Why Divestment Warriors Should Diversify Their Strategy

Analysis shows that petro-divesting alone can't finance the needed energy transition.

By Hadi Dowlatabadi and Justin Ritchie, Yesterday


news

Victoria's Secret: Dumping Raw Sewage Like It's 1915

The icky, smelly, rotten no-good political mess that could cost taxpayers a billion. (Yes, a billion!)

By Sarah Berman, 26 Jan 2015


news

Wolf Cull a Necessary, 'Desperate' Strategy to Save Caribou, Says Conservationist

But if habitat degradation continues, most parties agree it's unjustifiable.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Jan 2015


news

Gov't Urged to Pursue Charges on 33,000-litre Jet Fuel Spill

Private citizen Marilyn Burgoon got court to accept case in December.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Jan 2015


news

Tanking Asia Gas Prices Makes BC LNG 'Not Viable,' Expert Says

Natural gas already sold at 'bargain basement prices,' says former Alberta royalty advisor.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 15 Jan 2015


news

Burnaby Mountain Lawsuit Renews Anti-SLAPP Calls

Kinder Morgan case resurfaces a law reform debate 20 years in the making.

By David P. Ball, 13 Jan 2015


news

Adrift: How a Stricken, Fuel-Laden Cargo Ship Nearly Ran Aground on Canada's West Coast

Behind the dramatic moments of the Simushir near-disaster.

By Jessica McDiarmid, 12 Jan 2015


opinion

Prosperity? Forestry not Fracking

Why trees are the solution LNG will never be.

By Arnold Bercov, Eoin Madden and Torrance Coste, 5 Jan 2015


news

Inside an Unfolding Toxic 'Marine Disaster' on BC's Coast

Stunning video bolsters emergency appeals from First Nations that province, feds, owner finally clean up pollution threat.

By Christopher Pollon, 3 Jan 2015


culture

A Tyee Series

Ten Things Learned Living Off-grid in Canada

For two years we travelled the country to find off-gridders, and studied their ways of life.

By Phillip Vannini and Jonathan Taggart, 29 Dec 2014


news

Peak Snow? BC Ski Resorts Brace for Warmer Era

How a $600-million industry is already dealing with climate change.

By Nich Johansen, 22 Dec 2014


news

If Oilsands Are No Longer Profitable, What Next?

Plastics, says Alberta money manager who predicted plummeting oil prices. A Tyee interview.

By Geoff Dembicki, 19 Dec 2014


blogs

How might rising sea levels transform Vancouver?

By Nich Johansen, 18 Dec 2014


news

Site C Mega-project Set to Break Ground Next Summer

Dam's approval viewed as 'courageous' by some, a '$9-billion gamble' by others.

By Andrew MacLeod and David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


news

Site C Dam Approved: A Tyee Reader

Approved today, a sampler from years of reporting on the $8-billion-plus mega-project.

By David P. Ball, 16 Dec 2014


opinion

Latest UN Climate Action Plan 'Very Weak Indeed'

Delegates face a long, hard road to crucial Paris talks next winter.

By Nick Fillmore, 16 Dec 2014


opinion

Expert Engineers Deem Trans Mountain Too Dangerous

One in 10 chance of Burrard Inlet disaster, riskier than Northern Gateway, says letter to NEB.

By Mitchell Anderson, 15 Dec 2014


opinion

It's Time to Nationalize the Tar Sands

Half of Canadians support a public takeover. We can't allow corporate recklessness any longer.

By Martin Lukacs, 12 Dec 2014