Climate Change

New VIFF picks including a shattering Holocaust drama and some climate change optimism

Hungary’s Son of Saul, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, BC’s Charlotte’s Song and Albert Mayles’ last one, In Transit

Pipeline battle could set tone for future government, aboriginal relations

VANCOUVER — First Nations fighting to block the Northern Gateway pipeline project say a long-awaited court hearing that began Thursday will set the tone for aboriginal relations with the next federal...
Franke James speaks to BCCLA

Repression-proof artist, Franke James, celebrated by BCCLA

Franke James shows eight years of her artwork about fighting the environment and freedom of expression.

Canada's provinces surge towards green power future...and leave Harper in the dirt

Canada's provinces pumped a whopping $10.9 billion into renewable energy last year - and added nearly 27,000 jobs - heralding a nationwide green revolution.
wildfire, forest firefighters. Photo by Aaron Williams

WILDFIRE-FIGHTING: Truths learned on the frontline of an adrenaline-fueled job

Wildfires consume media attention at this time of year but much of the day-to-day realities of fire-fighting is overlooked.
Smoke in Osoyoos. Photo by Jessica Lebowitz

Vacationers retreat as smoke from deadly U.S. wildfires blankets Okanagan

Washington wildfire smoke brings southern B.C. air quality advisories.
Sampling the algae bloom; unusually warm sea surface temperatures/NOAA

'Blob' may be to blame: Massive toxic algae blooms forcing seafood bans

Marine detectives already have a suspect: a large patch of water running as much as 3C degrees warmer than normal in the northeast Pacific Ocean, nicknamed "the blob."
Margaret Atwood with Graeme Gibson. Photo courtesy of Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Atwood’s bold take on climate change

Oil has ceased to flow and with that anarchy arrives. Food runs out. The banks empty out of money. Panic sets in. Margaret Atwood, arguably one of Canada’s most famous writers, postulated that as one...

Wake up to your wasteful water use, Vancouver — expert

Serious water restrictions may seem like a freak occurrence but it's time to get used to turning off the taps.

Everything you need to know about the net-zero housing revolution

Six questions for a B.C. net-zero home builder and environmental consultant.