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Gorge oil spill shows need to get rid of fossil-fuel heating: Songhees environment director

Gorge oil spill shows need to get rid of fossil-fuel heating: Songhees environment director

There was still a visible sheen on the water around the Admirals Road bridge Monday, but it was coming from “a deceivingly small amount” of oil. 
New study shows how industrial development decimated fish populations near Vancouver

New study shows how industrial development decimated fish populations near Vancouver

Recent historical fisheries records are lacklustre when compared to the abundance once sustained and enjoyed by First Nation’s communities like the Tsleil-Waututh Nation
B.C. mill fined $25K for dumping highly toxic waste into ocean

B.C. mill fined $25K for dumping highly toxic waste into ocean

Paper Excellence's Crofton, B.C., mill has been slapped with a $25,500 penalty for releasing more than one million litres of toxic waste into the Salish Sea.
63% of Metro Vancouverites would pay for a regional green tax, finds poll

63% of Metro Vancouverites would pay for a regional green tax, finds poll

The new poll finds 82% of Metro Vancouver residents back launch of regional conservation fund; 63% said they are willing to personally contribute.
'Shell game' helps Canada avoid counting forestry emissions, finds study

'Shell game' helps Canada avoid counting forestry emissions, finds study

Canada's forestry sector emits more than 90 million tonnes of carbon pollution every year, but the federal government is not counting it, new research has found.
The B.C. scientists racing to understand singing fish

The B.C. scientists racing to understand singing fish

The sounds fish make are poorly understood, but advances in passive acoustic listening could pave the way for understanding and managing underwater ecosystems like never before.
YVR partnering with Schneider Electric to reduce carbon emissions

YVR partnering with Schneider Electric to reduce carbon emissions

Pact expected to make operations more reliable and workplace safer
Full disclosure: companies face emissions reporting mandates even as Canada lags

Full disclosure: companies face emissions reporting mandates even as Canada lags

TORONTO — It’s getting harder for companies to hide their dirty secrets.
Capilano University to research climate change impacts with $1.5M grant

Capilano University to research climate change impacts with $1.5M grant

The $1.5 million NSERC grant will fund the examination of sustainable tourism and biodiversity at the North Vancouver campus
Climate agreement inspires demand for clear definition of 'forest degradation' in Canada

Climate agreement inspires demand for clear definition of 'forest degradation' in Canada

Seven environmental groups are calling on the Canadian government to define 'forest degradation' using the best available science.