Ecology/Environment

23/04/21
Author: 
Protect the Planet
Anna’s hummingbird in her nest. Nests are under 4 cm in diameter, made of feathers, moss and lichen and bound together by spider webs. Photo credit: @pacificnorthwestkate
​PRESS RELEASE, April 23, 2021

TMX tree cutting stopped until August, 120 days

22/04/21
Author: 
Chris Campbell
The Burnaby Mountain tank farm. Dogwood BC/Screenshot

Apr. 21, 2021

For those who don’t know it, I live on Burnaby Mountain.

So perhaps it’s hypocritical to criticize the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project for the damage it has done to the mountain while also living in a housing development that isn’t exactly a high watermark for the environment.

But I didn’t approve this housing development – I just live here and housing is vital.

What isn’t so vital is this project, which has raped the mountain beyond recognition with the addition of new tanks at the tank farm.

20/04/21
Author: 
Stephen Maher and Scott Aquanno
Cartoon New Finance Capital
If the analysis in this article is accurate, the chances of winning even temporary reforms of capitalism are becoming smaller and smaller. This, along with the cascading crises caused by pandemics and environmental disruption, highlights the increasing urgency of completely replacing capitalism with democratic social and economic planning.  
       - Gene McGuckin

April 16, 2021

20/04/21
Author: 
Cameron Thomson
A protest was held near the Brunette River in Burnaby as Trans Mountain starts cutting down trees.Stop TMX

Apr. 20, 2021

The verbal compliance order was made following two onsite inspections made early last week

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has confirmed that following federal inspections the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that is clearing land by cutting trees in Burnaby has been ordered to halt operations. 

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.

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