Podcast: Caitlyn Vernon on the Great Bear Rainforest, the secret origin of Sierra Club BC & listening like an orca

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.

Podcast: Alexandra Morton on wild salmon, sick salmon & the Sea Shepherd

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…

Podcast: Orca Update: SOS & RIP Sonic

When we set out to launch the Skaana podcast there were 83 Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea. Today there are 76. We’re losing matriarchs, we’re losing babies. The Center for Whale Research declared that J52, Sonic, was missing and presumed dead.The last images of Sonic showed that he was starving to death. Our latest…

Podcast: Moby Doll & Granny (The Hundred-Year-Old Whale)

The BC Maritime Museum launched a new series of “Nautical Nights” with Skaana host, Mark Leiren-Young, talking about the secret origins of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World and his documentary The-Hundred-Year-Old Whale which premieres this month at Planet in Focus in Toronto.

Tips for Eating Local in Winter

During the summer months many enjoy taking the challenge of eating locally. It’s a great way to support your community farmers and eat fresh food, free of preservatives. There is no better way to support your local economy and gain control over what you actually consume. It may seem challenging enough in the warmer months…

Minister John Baird’s coal confusion

Cancun – Environment Minister John Baird is arriving at the UN climate talks confused about what Canada is and is not doing to combat global warming. Leading organizations from across the country are calling on the Canadian government to come clean on misleading claims that Canada has banned coal-fired electricity generation.

Continuation of home energy programs urged – GCNews #705

ecoENERGY. The federal Liberals have joined the NDP in challenging the end of the ecoENERGY retrofit incentive program. Speaking in the House, environment critic Gerard Kennedy asked why ecoENERGY is being shut down, costing hundreds of jobs in the energy efficiency industry and leaving homeowners in the cold.

The Cult of Bjorn Lomborg

As world leaders gather in Cancun, it’s no coincidence that Bjorn Lomborg is traveling the world to promote Cool It, a new documentary that features his long-time efforts to undercut so-called climate alarmism.

Targeting non-CO2 pollutants in Cancun

Cancun – Led by the tiny Pacific island of the Federated States of Micronesia, a growing group of low-lying islands and other vulnerable countries are calling for fast action on the approximately 50 percent of global warming that is caused by pollutants other than carbon dioxide (CO2).

Canada’s Federal Government campaigning against climate policies: report

Ottawa – Recent documents reveal that officials of the Government of Canada are systematically trying to kill clean energy and climate change policies in other countries in order to promote the interests of oil companies. The findings are contained in a new report, The Tar Sands’ Long Shadow, released by Climate Action Network Canada, a network of over 75 of Canada’s leading non-governmental organizations.