A full year after the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat spill near Bella Bella, BC, the Heiltsuk Nation is still dealing with the effects, and is now preparing a legal case against both the polluter, Kirby Corporation, and Canadian governments.
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.
Canada’s plan to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will require substantial changes in how we make decisions affecting water.
First Nations along BC’s North and Central Coast are reiterating their position against the Province’s bear trophy hunt as the grizzly hunting season opens for fall 2017.
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…
First Nations, scientists and environmental groups are applauding the BC Government for keeping its promise to end the trophy bear hunt.
Pacific Salmon Foundation – Uninterrupted will transform Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge into a wild BC river this summer, immersing audiences in the incredible journey of migrating salmon. Original cinematography captured in BC rivers will be digitally mapped and projected across the underside of the bridge. The spectacle runs just under 30 minutes in length – and…
Victoria (May 4th, 2017) – A time lapse map of Vancouver Island has been released showing the demise of the Island’s old-growth forests over a century of industrial logging. Well over 90% of the original, high productivity, low elevation old-growth forests on Vancouver Island with the biggest trees have already been logged, according to the…
Dr. Andrew Weaver, one of Canada’s most respected climate scientists, left the ivory tower to run for the legislature with the BC Green Party. Mark Leiren-Young met with BC’s first Green MLA as he launched his bid to become Canada’s first Green Premier.
The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could wipe out the Southern Resident Orcas, but Justin Trudeau’s government approved the plans late last year. Mark Leiren-Young ask Ecojustice’s Dyna Tuytel – the orcas’ unofficial lawyer – about challenging that decision in court.
Dr. David Suzuki is Canada’s most iconic environmentalist and at 81 he’s more passionate than ever about saving the world for his grandchildren — and yours. Suzuki talked with Mark Leiren-Young about alternate facts, toxic whales, taking the heat off the planet and putting it on politicians and more. Listen to the podcast.
April 9, 2017 OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) is a rehabilitation and education centre established for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. The group takes care of raptors such as eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, osprey and vultures — over 600 birds of prey a year. OWL is having an annual Open House on Saturday…
April 7, 2017 Vancouver – The federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, received a legal application for an emergency order to block clearcut logging in caribou habitat, outside BC’s Wells Gray Provincial Park north of Kamloops. The logging by Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) was approved by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands…
Join us as we celebrate Surrey’s 13th annual Arbor Day – a day to celebrate trees!
Explore and learn about nature in Surrey with this series of over 100 free programs and events.
A 10-year research study suggests local displacement by human impacts may have more consequences than previously thought for humpback whales.
Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project approval flies in the face of precautionary, science-based decision-making, groups say.