Bear watching benefits BC economy more than trophy hunting: new study

US-based research institute concludes that bear viewing in the Great Bear Rainforest generates over 10 times more revenue than hunting.

Critical issues deserve a higher standard

The environment is the very air, water, land and diversity of plant and animal life we cannot live without. Why not work to build a healthy, prosperous economy that protects those things?

Northern BC residents rally against Enbridge

Hundreds of northern BC residents rallied in Terrace on Sunday June 16, demonstrating that public opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project is still very strong.

David Suzuki: Big-picture thinking needed to protect nature

Before we take from nature to create wealth and employment, we should first consider what must be retained to sustain both wildlife and the well-being of local communities, such as clean air, safe drinking water and healthy local food.

Protests shine spotlight on skewed priorities

When I heard about the student protests in Montreal, I swallowed the line that Quebec’s pampered youth pay lower fees than those in other parts of Canada but aren’t aware…

Groups call for removal of Bruce Carson from Tar Sands panel

Edmonton – Following the launch of an RCMP investigation into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, Alberta environmental and Indigenous groups are calling for the immediate and permanent removal of Carson from the provincial tar sands water monitoring panel.

First Nations’ Opposition to Site C Dam Submitted to BC Legislature

Victoria – Today opposition energy critic John Horgan submitted a declaration from 23 First Nations into the Legislature opposing the development of the Site C Dam, a large-scale hydroelectric project proposed by the BC Government.The earth-fill dam – estimated to cost $6.6-billion – would be the third dam on the Peace River in Northeastern BC.

We have much to learn from our elders – Science Matters

As I approach my 75th birthday, I find myself often thinking about mortality. I’m in the last part of my life, and that’s reality. This is the time when we must fulfill our most important duty: to reflect on a lifetime and then sift through the detritus of experience, observation, and thought in order to winnow out lessons to pass on to coming generations.

New carbon forest takes root in Ontario

Image via Wikipedia Strathroy, Ontario – TD Bank Financial Group (TD), in partnership with Tree Canada and the Munsee-Delaware Nation, announced today the planting of Ontario’s newest carbon forest, which will see a total of 77,000 fast growing hardwood trees planted on 48 hectares of abandoned farmland on the Munsee-Delaware First Nation land in Southwestern…

Project Down2Earth

Vancouver – Aarrow Productions Inc., producers of the environmental documentary series Down2Earth, will be honouring Aboriginal environmental leaders in British Columbia, at a special media event and reception, Monday, June 21 – National Aboriginal Day – from 2pm to 4pm at C Restaurant (1600 Howe Street) in downtown Vancouver. Down2Earth, already a hit with Canadian…