Climate Change

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.
Toilet lid insert for washing hands; rain water catchment system

Tips for saving water, from B.C. desert mayor

Drought days beg some personal questions: Could you take a three-minute shower? Flush the toilet less often?
One of the first net-zero homes in B.C. has earned much press, awards.

B.C. needs 'net-zero' building revolution to combat climate change

Without tighter building policies, the B.C. government may struggle to meet its climate change goals.
Vancouver, traffic, congestion, climate change, Climate Action Plan

Now is the time to tell Christy Clark you want a climate action plan with teeth

When it comes to cutting pollution, British Columbia has been resting on its laurels. The current government froze the carbon tax in 2013, and moved climate leadership to the back burner.
Kelowna wildfire, July 2015. Canadian Press photo

Premier Clark fears raging wildfires new norm, blames climate change

Prime Minister Harper is expected to join Clark in her home riding of Kelowna this afternoon.