Environment

Heiltsuk will risk arrest to blockade herring boats, warns chief councillor

“We are just trying to protect the herring. We have an Aboriginal right to fish and harvest spawn on kelp," says Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett.

Oil prices could push Alberta into recession: think tank

Oil sands expansion halted, and a new Alberta sales tax proposed to stem economic pain

Harper government reacts to NASA's "hottest year on record" statement

Environment Minister's office defends the Harper government's record on fighting climate change, while slamming the Liberals' and NDP's "job-killing carbon tax."

NASA confirms 2014 hottest on record

"It’s amazing how we continue to see more and more 'hottest years'," says Sierra Club of Canada's John Bennett

Forest certification program is logging industry greenwash: report

“It’s an industry creating its own watchdog. It’s ridiculous that we let the industry tell us they’re good for forestry when it’s just not true,” says ForestEthics campaigner.

Fossil fuel divestment movement grows across post-secondary schools

Students and faculty increasing the pressure for post-secondary institutions to divest.

Burnaby Mountain battle: our notes from the courts, the woods and 100 arrests

History unfolded on Burnaby Mountain. This is the Vancouver Observer's account of what we saw.