Ecology/Environment

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.

27/03/21
Author: 
Serena Renner, Tyee contributor, and Zoë Yunker
The blockade in the Fairy Creek watershed has faced criticisms for not receiving support from Pacheedaht First Nation, whose territory includes the watershed. Photo: Will O'Connell

Mar 26, 2021

22 min read

Simon Frankson emerged from his sleeping bag at 4 a.m., just in time to join the fray.

27/03/21
Author: 
Chris Campbell
An Anna's Hummingbird in a nest.Melissa Hafting photo

Mar. 27, 2021

But the company says it's added a buffer to protect them

One of the world's smallest birds are in danger in Burnaby due to work on the Trans Mountain pipeline project, say local environmentalists.

On Tuesday, March 23, two Anna's Hummingbird nests were confirmed in the woodland corridor of the Brunette River watershed in an area slated to be cleared for Trans Mountain pipeline construction, according to Sara Ross, one of the nest-finders and a Burnaby resident.

25/03/21
Author: 
Yasmine Ghania
Nova Scotia MP Lenore Zann (right) and Dr. Ingrid Waldron (left) pictured in the Nova Scotia legislature in 2017. Waldron was a driving force behind Zann’s environmental racism bill. Zann photo / Facebook

March 24th 2021

Conservative and Bloc Québécois MPs say they are against a proposed private member’s bill that aims to address environmental racism.

Bill C-230, sponsored by Liberal MP Lenore Zann, headed to second reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

The bill would require the federal government to collect data on locations affected by environmental hazards, and to examine their connections to race, socioeconomic status and health.

25/03/21
Author: 
Carl Meyer
File photo of air pollution in Toronto at a manufacturing complex. United Nations Photo / Kibae Park

March 25th 2021

Air pollutants have cost Canada $120 billion per year, according to recently released figures from Health Canada, a toll that roughly equals the value of all oil and gas exports.

The health burden from pollutants in the air that come from industrial activities like oil and gas extraction, mining, manufacturing, construction, and transportation — as well as natural events like forest fires — contributed to 15,300 premature Canadian deaths in 2016, the most recent year figures are available.

24/03/21
Author: 
Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership
Migratory birds - C. M. Burge / Getty Images

Mar 24, 2021

From the air, California’s Central Valley looks like an enormous patchwork quilt, squares of green and gold fields stitched together by grey threads of roads and highways. This region is known as “the breadbasket of the world.” The rich alluvial soil produces a quarter of the nation’s food. Close to 20% of all the rice grown in the U.S. comes from here.

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