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Miley Cyrus spoke out to protect these wolves' lives

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were re-engaged today, and while some fans may think the Hunger Games star is her only love interest, Cyrus actually has a passion for animals as well. Last fall Cyrus...

B.C. to increase wolf cull, says it's the best plan to save endangered caribou

Celebrities pile in as government grapples with ethical dilemma of killing one animal to save another.
BC’s Caribou Recovery Plan.

BC’s Caribou Recovery Plan: do we want caribou as a species to exist?

We need to stop the bleeding and address the underlying problem, which began with disturbances in lower-elevation forests.
Government acting to save endangered caribou

Government acting to save endangered caribou by shooting wolves

The South Selkirk herd is at high risk of local extinction. Evidence points to wolves being the leading cause of mortality.
Northern Gateway Pipeline Map

B.C. Nature Files Federal Lawsuit Claiming JRP Report "Invalid"

A federal lawsuit, filed today by B.C. Nature, claims the JRP Northern Gateway report is "invalid" and fails to adequately address risks posed to caribou and humpback whales.

Oil sands development casualties in Fort McMurray, Alberta

What is happening in the oil fields of Alberta? Vancouver photographer Kris Krug shares his photos and thoughts about the unthinkable environmental destruction taking place.

Industry and environmental groups sign document protecting forest twice the size of Germany

Canadian forest industry and environmental groups sign world's largest conservation agreement applying to area twice the size of Germany.


En route to Jackson, Mississippi, I began a conversation with the man sitting next to me. I had noticed he was reading a gun magazine when the flight left Seattle. “A hunter,” I said to myself,...