Environment

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


news

Fossil Fuels Drive Rapid Glacier Loss across Western Canada, Study Finds

Melting offers a 'big signal' about the climate, expert says.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 8 Apr 2015


news

The Art of Persuasion, It's All in the Message

This Master Class will help activists reach target audiences. April 11, enrol now.

By Tyee Staff, 6 Apr 2015


news

Young Voters Could Defeat Harper, So Why Don't They?

Research suggests the answer is deeper than apathy or laziness.

By Geoff Dembicki, 6 Apr 2015


news

DFO Pitch to Expand Salmon Fishery Puts Endangered Stocks at Risk

'They should be scaling back,' says watchdog group.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Apr 2015


news

Lawyers Accuse Gas Giant of Deficient Records Filing in Fracking Case

Encana disclosure shows 'disdain for an ordinary Albertan,' claims counsel for Jessica Ernst.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 1 Apr 2015


opinion

Will 'Mining' Watchdog Hold Multinationals to Account?

New regulator is respected, but office is toothless.

By Jeff Bone, 25 Mar 2015


news

Why Are Young Workers Shunning the Oilsands?

Millennials more likely to view industry as outdated and polluting.

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Mar 2015


opinion

BC Gov't Ignores Review Panel, Pursues Site C

'I think the province was determined to go ahead with the project from the beginning,' says panel chair.

By Emma Gilchrist, 19 Mar 2015


news

On Climate Change, the Generation Gap Is Widening

Poll suggests Millennials more likely to support a low-carbon economy than Boomers.

By Geoff Dembicki, 16 Mar 2015


culture

Interpreting China's Banned Pollution Documentary

When the country's 'Inconvenient Truth' went viral, two Chinese teens crowdsourced subtitles.

By Sarah Berman, 16 Mar 2015


culture

A Vancouver Island Music Label Inspired by Rainforest

Lush and ethereal, Silent Season quietly gains a worldwide following.

By Sean Condon, 14 Mar 2015


opinion

A BC Megadrought? We've Had Them Before

What the 'xerothermic' age tells us about a drier future.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Mar 2015