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Elizabeth May slams Harper government's treatment of humpback whales

Is the move a retaliation against the federal court's decision in favour of environmental groups?

Sea lion disentanglement project continues on BC coast

Vancouver Aquarium's marine mammal rescue team continues to disentangle sea lions on BC's coast.

Fracking in America kills off clean energy, leading to higher emissions: EIA report

US government says that higher natural gas production leads to higher CO2 emissions.

BP spill at tar sands refinery has 'crapped up' Lake Michigan

Company with tarnished past doubling tar sands processing near major water source.

Music and architecture tackle sustainability

Sound Space Architecture, a concert by Vancouver New Music and hosted at UBC's CIRS building explored sustainability in new ways.

Canada's second largest Douglas-fir discovered

“This may very well be the most significant big tree discovery in Canada in decades. This is a tree with a trunk as wide as a living room and stands taller than downtown skyscrapers,” said TJ Watt,...

Harper's mobs, oaths and long-term austerity plan

On the path "Stephen Harper has chosen for us."

Hundreds protest cuts to BC ferries at BC legislature

Infuriated protesters confront MLAs in Victoria.
Former Nuu-chah-nulth tribal council president Cliff Atleo

First Nations fisheries on Vancouver Island win game-changing injunction against DFO

Court prohibits the opening of a commercial roe herring fishery on the west coast of Vancouver Island until the DFO's decision faces judicial review

Recognizing the rising cost of fossil fuels

Are fossil fuels really the key to Canada's economic stability, as the PR would have people believe?