Ecology/Environment

08/04/21
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
The federal government last week announced that it will not ban a class of pesticides known to harm bees, aquatic insects, and the ecosystems that depend on them. Photo by Todd Huffman / Wikimedia Commons

April 8th 2021

Pesticides harmful to bees, water bugs, and other insects will continue to be allowed for use on Canadian fields and lawns.

08/04/21
Author: 
Cloe Logan
Smaller farms produce more food per acre, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. Photo courtesy of Pexels / Wendy Wei

April 8th 2021

Smaller farms produce more food and have more biodiversity than their larger counterparts, a new study has found.

With about a third of the world's food coming from farms two hectares in size or smaller, the findings point to a need for better global policies to support smaller, more diversified farms, say the researchers behind the University of British Columbia (UBC) analysis.

01/04/21
Author: 
CTV News Vancouver Island Staff
Activists are seen gathered outside the provincial courthouse in Victoria on March 4 protesting the injunction that was granted to forestry company Teal-Jones on April 1:(CTV News)

April 1, 2021

VICTORIA -- The B.C. Supreme Court has granted an injunction to remove protesters from logging sites near the Fairy Creek area of Port Renfrew.

The blockades were set up in August against logging company Teal-Jones. Protesters say the blockades were established to prevent old-growth logging in the area.

Activists say they will continue to call on the B.C. government to intervene.

31/03/21
Author: 
Bethany Lindsay

Mar 31, 2021

SFU team says rising construction costs, new climate change measures mean project should be shelved

The estimated construction cost for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ballooned from $5.4 billion to $12.6 billion. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

29/03/21
Author: 
Eugene Kung - Staff Lawyer, Julia Kidder - Communications & Engagement Specialist
Glass of water and pipelines
March 25, 2021

Watered down promises do more harm than good

The federal government has an over-promising problem, and it’s doing more harm than good.

28/03/21
Author: 
Times Colonist
Protesters at the legislature grounds watch the Esquimalt Singers and Dancers perform Saturday at The Last Stand, a rally against logging of old-growth forests. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST

MARCH 27, 2021

Several hundred people rallied at the legislature grounds on Saturday to protest the logging of old-growth forests in B.C.

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