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UBC Botanical Gardens promotes conservation by stealth

The UBC Botanical Garden is embarking on a three-year pilot project to create a sustainability field school, dressed up as a corporate retreat.

The tricky thing about sustainability education is that only people who are interested in sustainability show up, but as the great sloganeers of the environmental movement put it: “To change everything, we need everyone.” 405 more words

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Commercial honey bees harming B.C.'s wild pollinators, Metro Vancouver told

Habitat loss and competition from honey bees used in large-scale agriculture are harming wild pollinators, according to a report to Metro Vancouver.

Lost in the headlines about declining honey bee populations is the harm that commercial pollinators — usually a foreign species of European honey bee — have on the 450 species of wild bees native to British Columbia, said co-author Elizabeth Elle, a biologist at Simon Fraser University. 384 more words

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Vancouver has an appetite for sustainable seafood

For several years, high school teachers Shaun and Sonia Strobel pondered the viability of their part-time business selling sustainably caught seafood, caught mainly by Shaun’s father Otto. 877 more words

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Comox residents fear return of mysterious plume of sediment in their drinking water

Comox Valley residents are drinking water straight from the tap for the first time in more than six weeks, but many are watching the weather forecast and dreading the next heavy rain. 842 more words

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Project Jewel: A Gaudy Shrine To Singapore's Commitment To Excess

Jewel Changi, Singapore. If you haven’t seen the commercial yet, I would encourage you to do so.

From being the world’s best Airport to being the world best futuristic experience that just so happens to have planes flying out of it, Changi Airport is but the best example of Singapore’s craving to be the best at everything – even for categories that haven’t been invented yet. 191 more words

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