Environment

news

Who Is BC's Big LNG Partner? A Petronas Primer

Group led by Malaysia's national oil company aims to build terminal near Prince Rupert.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 May 2015


news

The Suits Are Flocking to Renewables

Investors like the 'predictability' of clean energy.

By Richard Littlemore, 18 May 2015


news

Are the Tories in Trouble in the Arctic?

Stephen Harper is fascinated with the North, but voters might not return the love in October.

By Ed Struzik, 13 May 2015


news

Alberta Health Board Fires Doctor Who Raised Cancer Alarms

'I am stunned,' says Dr. John O'Connor, a veteran presence in First Nations community.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 11 May 2015


news

BC Climate Change Progress Stalled, Critics Say

'We know we need to do more,' says environment minister.

By Andrew MacLeod, 11 May 2015


opinion

No Wealth, No Justice in $1 Billion LNG Offer to First Nation Band

Here's why Lax Kw'alaams still side with the salmon.

By Ian Gill, 9 May 2015


news

Squamish Mayor Says No to LNG Plant, with Strings Attached

Terminal pumped by premier would process up to 2.1 million tonnes of gas a year.

By Bob Mackin, 7 May 2015


mediacheck

Hakai Magazine Looks to Make Waves Worldwide

A hopeful moment for science journalism emerges on the West Coast.

By Jonathon Hernandez, 6 May 2015


news

Landmark Fracking Case Gets a Supreme Court Hearing

Oil patch consultant Jessica Ernst alleges Alberta has intimidated landowners.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 30 Apr 2015


opinion

Four Things We May Never Know about the Vancouver Fuel Spill

Total volume, how the Kits coast guard would respond, and two more big questions remain.

By Heather Libby, 29 Apr 2015


opinion

Mapping BC's Clean Energy Jobs Potential

Renewables: not at all a 'boutique' sector. Click image to view map.

By Judith Sayers and Penelope Comette, 27 Apr 2015


news

BC's Wolf Killing Plan on Pause, for Now

This year's cull wraps up short of target, though 'intent is the program will continue,' minister says.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Apr 2015


news

Freak Cold Snap Destroys Millions of Seedlings for BC Reforestation

'It's very disheartening,' says nursery owner.

By Jonathon Hernandez, 17 Apr 2015


news

Private Clean-up Firm Defends Oil Spill Response

'There was no delay in our response,' spokesman says.

By David P. Ball, 14 Apr 2015


opinion

Albertans Have Plenty of Reason to Norwail

Yet right-wing pundits reject comparisons between sensible Norway and the economic disaster of Alberta.

By Mitchell Anderson, 14 Apr 2015


opinion

Is Northern Gateway Dead?

One year after pivotal Kitimat vote, grassroots opposition hopes to hobble pipeline project.

By Kai Nagata, 13 Apr 2015


news

Fracking Increases Radon Gas Hazard, US Study Finds

Levels of the carcinogenic gas rising in Pennsylvanian homes near industry sites.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Apr 2015


opinion

Vancouver's Preview of a Spill from Hell

After this week's mess, does anyone still think bitumen tankers pose no risk to our coast?

By Mitchell Anderson, 10 Apr 2015


news

Vancouver Toxic Fuel Spill Flags Questions about Shipping Regs

'Maybe this one will be enough of a wake up call,' muses marine lawyer.

By David P. Ball, 10 Apr 2015


news

Fracking Town's Laid-off Workers: 'They Don't Tell You It's All a Lie'

Boom and bust in North Dakota has trapped people, with little hope of work or escape.

By Evelyn Nieves, 10 Apr 2015