Global warming

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.
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.
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.
B.C. Government image shows south coast as extremely dry.

B.C. upgrades drought status to max level for Lower Fraser, south coast

If conditions worsen the province may temporarily suspend water usage and water licences in affected watersheds.
Sockeye salmon spawning in Adams River. CP photo

Record warm temperatures to have years-long effect on B.C. salmon stocks

Warmer coastal temperatures have created a depleted food web similar to the one that exists off California.
Christy Clark, Pope Francis

If the Pope gets climate change, why can't we?

Raffi urges Premier Clark to heed the Pope’s message on climate change.
B.C., Climate Change, Global warming, wildfire, interactive map

50 new B.C. fires over weekend leads to calls for vigilance despite wet weather

Vancouver's air quality is on the rise but so are fires, leading officials to warn that this is no time to let our guard down.