Planning & Environmental Management

Pine on the Decline: The Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic

Pine on the Decline: The Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic

Though they are only the length of a grain of rice, mountain pine beetles have made a devastating impact on our nation’s forests.

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Conservation groups challenge Jasper National Park development proposal

Conservation groups challenge Jasper National Park development proposal

Allowing overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake violates Jasper National Park management plan.

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Haida Nation announces legal challenge against Northern Gateway

Haida Nation announces legal challenge against Northern Gateway

Legal team argues the Harper Government decision to conditionally approve the pipeline was unconstitutional.

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Lax drinking water standards put Canadians at risk

Lax drinking water standards put Canadians at risk

Canada has no standard for more than 100 substances regulated by at least one other comparison country.

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Ontario failing in fight against climate change

Ontario failing in fight against climate change

Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says Ontario needs to get back in the game on climate change.

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Federal approval doesn’t guarantee Northern Gateway will be built

Federal approval doesn’t guarantee Northern Gateway will be built

Project still faces legal challenges and staunch public opposition, environmental groups say.

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Majority of public comments reject BC forest privatization scheme

Majority of public comments reject BC forest privatization scheme

British Columbians remain opposed to the province moving to area-based tenures (or TFLs) for managing BC forests.

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Critical caribou habitat is being sold to the energy industry in Alberta

Critical caribou habitat is being sold to the energy industry in Alberta

After a federal panel finds caribou at risk in Alberta, the province decides to sell off critical habitat areas for further industrial development.

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Legal effort to protect Yukon’s Peel Watershed gaining public support

Legal effort to protect Yukon’s Peel Watershed gaining public support

First Nations and conservation groups join forces with legal expert Thomas Berger to defend Yukon’s Peel Watershed against development.

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Alberta group crowdfunds in effort to press government on tar sands spills

Alberta group crowdfunds in effort to press government on tar sands spills

Keepers of the Athabasca want to get the word out about ongoing oil spills in Cold Lake, Alberta.

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