Canadian federal Green Party leader, Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay), talks to Mark Leiren-Young about saving orcas and right whales; stopping Kinder Morgan and Bilcon and Canada’s toothless endangered species laws on the latest episode of the Skaana podcast. “All whales matter. All cetaceans matter. All life matters.” “The most endangered whale species in Canada is the…
The BC Sierra Club has been at the forefront of eco-activism for almost 50 years. Mark Leiren-Young talks to their campaigns director, Caitlyn Vernon, about protecting the whales, the oceans and her award-winning book about the Great Bear Rainforest.
Alexandra Morton (@alex4salmon) is one of Canada’s most famous eco-activists. The best-selling author’s fight to save the west coast’s wild salmon attracted the attention of the Sea Shepherd Society and launched Operation Virus Hunter – a mission to publicize Morton’s research into open sea salmon farms. Tune in if you care about oceans, orcas, salmon…
Today Norway is one of only three whaling nations in the world, but the country’s whaling operations used to be worldwide. Dag Ingemar Børresen of Sandefjord’s Whaling Museum (Hvalfangstmuseet) on Norway’s whaling history and the market for Minke meat.
Canada’s Federal Government and Coastal First Nations have agreed on a framework for working together in a collaborative and efficient way to govern and manage fisheries resources along BC’s North and Central Coast.
National and international stakeholders call for immediate interim action to protect threatened boreal caribou.
Last spring, Canadians watched, horrified, as residents of Fort McMurray, Alta. were forced to flee their community as a nearby forest fire exploded out of control. Now, as neighbouring British Columbia continues to grapple with its worst wildfire season in recorded history, forest science researchers at the Universities of Alberta and Oklahoma say artificial intelligence…
Ottawa – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously in favour of the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River in its case to stop oil exploration in the Canadian Arctic. This landmark ruling will have far-reaching impacts in terms of strengthening Indigenous rights around resource extraction projects, giving this David vs. Goliath battle an ending…
Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project approval flies in the face of precautionary, science-based decision-making, groups say.
With assistance from Ecojustice lawyers, Wildlands League takes mining giant De Beers to court over failures to report on methylmercury, a neurotoxin.
First Nations and conservation groups vow to continue to fight the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.
The sacred Blackfeet region of Badger-Two Medicine, part of the transboundary Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, moves closer to protection.
Canada’s investments in marine safety and emergency preparedness is an important first step, but ultimate success will be in the delivery.
Environmental impacts uncertain as tug continues to leak fuel in sensitive harvesting area in Heiltsuk Territory.
Signatories from Nations and Tribes across North America also commit to pushing for a sustainable economy based on renewable energy.
Conservation groups question unnecessary rush to hand Protected Area over to BC Hydro for Site C Dam construction.
Community groups work together to clean up pollution in a sensitive alpine ecosystem in northeastern BC.
Conservation groups urge compromised Board members to step down from the National Energy Board panel for the Energy East pipeline.