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The road to hell: B.C. will struggle to meet its emissions targets
In the elongated aftermath of the May 19 election cliff-hanger last year, the NDP and Greens negotiated a Confidence and Supply Agreement (CASA) between them that allowed the NDP to govern BC. The...
Oct 5th, 2018
Some skepticism following Minister's 'world-leading' spill response plan
According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the new land spill response plan will be "world-leading," but two local officials aren't too sure.
Jun 15th, 2015
LNG plant proposal for the Fraser River raises serious questions
WesPac is trying to dodge a fundamental question, says critic: Should an LNG jetty be built on Tilbury Island?
Jun 5th, 2015
Reviews: Avengers: Age of Ultron and five DOXA documentaries
Only two films in history have been bigger money makers than The Avengers. Now, here’s the follow up. How does it match up? If it’s reality you’re after, check out the documentaries at DOXA....
Apr 30th, 2015
Opposition parties must be bold on climate ahead of federal election
Eighteen years ago in Kyoto, the developed world agreed that our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) should be six per cent less than the 1990 baseline by 2005. Then a series of things happened:...
Mar 31st, 2015
Environment Canada defensive about 'muzzling' scientists, letter shows
A formal letter to Environment Canada staff reveals high-level concerns regarding internal perception of the 'muzzling' of scientists.
Dec 12th, 2013
Elizabeth May "shocked" by latest revelation about Harper government and Enbridge
Really? Feds plans to drop $100 M on Enbridge infrastructure when the proposed pipeline hasn't even been approved?
Linda Solomon Wood
Sep 5th, 2013
Tar sands CEO convicted of ecocide in prestigious UK test trial. Is Harper next?
What started as a miserable, terrible, horrible month for “ethical [sic] oil”, multi-nationals turned downright menacing on September 30 in a London courtroom. The UK Supreme Court was the...
Oct 14th, 2011
NASA: it rained so hard the oceans fell
Worldwide rainfall and snowfall were so extreme, in so many places last year, that sea levels fell dramatically. What role did global warming play and where are we headed from here?
Sep 26th, 2011