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Mankind to blame for caribou declines in South Peace, not wolves: BC government report

A Ministry of Environment document released through freedom-of-information legislation clearly blames human actions — not wolves — for the decline of BC’s endangered woodland caribou herds in the South Peace. 282 more words


Why money can't solve our environmental problems

It’s times like this when I realize that even in a technological revolution, the true force that connects the world is Mother Nnature herself. Everyday we see examples of this. 443 more words


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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