Ecology/Environment

15/01/18
Author: 
Rita Wong

Premier Horgan announced in December that his government would proceed with the Site C dam, increasing its budget by more than 2 billion dollars despite having opposed it before.

10/01/18
Author: 
Thomson Reuters
A bulldozer clears mud off the road near a flooded section of US 101 freeway in Montecito, Calif., on Tuesday. Mudslides unleashed by a ferocious storm demolished homes in southern California and killed more than a dozen, police said. ( Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Emergency workers have rescued dozens of survivors, search continues for the missing

The number of people killed by mudslides in Southern California is expected to rise, but rescue efforts should become easier Wednesday after a powerful rainstorm heads west and skies clear, authorities said.

The death toll from the powerful debris flows that hit the community of Montecito stood at 15 on Tuesday morning, as Santa Barbara County spokesperson Yaneris Muniz confirmed two more victims.

07/01/18
Author: 
Rex Weyler
Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde (right) and Achuar leader Domingo Paes sign a protocol of cooperation in the court battle against Chevron for environmental damage in Ecuador. Photo December 6, 2017 courtesy of AFN

The Assembly of First Nations has teamed up with Indigenous groups from Ecuador on the Canadian battleground for one of the largest environmental claims in history.

07/01/18
Author: 
Heather Bellow

A discharge of 16,500 gallons of "hazardous wastewater" from pipeline testing in Agawam has prompted intervention by the two U.S. senators that represent Massachusetts.

In a letters to federal regulators, U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren said Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.'s release of pressure testing wastewater Nov. 20 poses a threat to public health and the environment in surrounding communities.

07/01/18
Author: 
Laurie Hamelin

Molina Dawson and Karissa Glendale are vowing to continue their fight against the fish farm industry despite a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that granted injunctions to two companies against them.

The province’s highest court has granted Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada injunctions at four different salmon farms north of Vancouver Island.

This means Dawson, Glendale and a number of other First Nation protestors must stay away or face being arrested.

But they say the injunctions won’t stop them.

06/01/18
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk

Six ways citizens can sway the government to reverse a disastrous decision.

31/12/17
Author: 
Julia Conley

Scientists and environmental protection advocates are warning that a coming plastics boom could lead to a permanent state of pollution on the planet—and denouncing the fossil fuel industry for driving an increase in plastics production amid all that's known about the material polluting the world's oceans.

13/12/17
Author: 
Roger Annis

British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced on December 11 that his New Democratic Party government will proceed with construction of the $11 billion-and-counting ‘Site C’ hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in the province’s northeast.

13/12/17
Author: 
Emma Gilchrist

There is much to debate about Monday’s decision by the B.C. government to move forward with the Site C dam, but one thing is not debatable: construction should never have started without a full review of costs and demand.

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