Climate Change

Fishing photo by Heath Alseike/Creative Commons

Province clamps down on recreational fishing due to suffering fish stocks

Increased water temperatures and low water levels has moved the B.C. government to ban angling in many areas of the province.
Mayors have audience with Pope Francis

Vancouver mayor energized by Vatican climate conference

"It's a huge honour to be invited into the Vatican, into the Pope's presence and have the most important political issues of our time addressed by such a key faith leader," said Robertson.
Global warming illustration (Creative Commons)

Province seeking public input on climate action plan

The public will have two opportunities over the next six months to speak up about new climate policies in B.C.
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.
Fraser Surrey docks

Fraser Surrey docks: a stranded asset in the making?

Could investments in the Surrey Fraser Docks (SFD) coal port expansion be wasted capital? Is projected future demand for US coal just a mirage? In spite of poor project economics, structural decline...
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.
NASA image of the West Coast showing smoke obliterating Vancouver

B.C. roasts thanks to bad forest policy and climate change

A century of aggressive forest fire suppression, accelerating climate change fueled by burning fracked gas and oil and large population growth is leading to a human-created perfect firestorm.

Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda

Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.