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City Hall holds open contest for green ideas

Building on the success of the “Talk Green to Us” campaign, the public is invited to participate in the on-line forum www.talkgreentous.ca to share ideas they want to put into action to help...

Apps for Climate Change: Get Your Vote On!

Find out how many flushes you can take with rainwater from your roof and other fascinating climate data thanks to the B.C. government's Apps for Climate Action contest.

Hiroshima Day: we're all connected

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan on August 6th and 9th, 1945. The Associated Press reports for the first time in these 65 years, the US sent...

The People's Summit urges leaders to act

Starting at noon on June 20th, the blocks on Main Street between 30th and 33rd will be closed off to traffic and the Vancouver Peoples’ Summit will begin. The event, in...

What really happened outside the Fairmont Hotel at the G8 University Summit protest?

"This is not an apathetic moment," activist Harsha Wallia said. Protesters were demonstrating against the move towards the privatization of Canada's universities that some believed the G8 University S

Private citizen leads federal government to protect BC's wild salmon from multi-national Marine Harvest

On the eve of Earth Day, a private citizen has succeeded in her quest to enforce Canada’s laws in the case of illegal possession of wild salmon in British Columbia by Marine Harvest, one of the larges

Is incineration the solution to garbage disposal in Metro Vancouver?

No matter where you throw it, garbage doesn't really go "away." This article on incineration is the first in a VO series on Vancouver garbage.

Vancouver is Becoming the World's Most Sustainable City, Officials Say, but Not Everyone Sees Green

One year ago Mayor Gregor Robertson set a visionary goal for Vancouver to become the greenest city on the planet by 2020. How much progress did the City make in the first year? Vancouver Observer ask

Honeybees, Almonds and Freedom

What is freedom? For bees? For almonds? For us? This little tale illustrates it all…

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, BC Premier Gordon Campbell, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown Vow to Move Together for Environment

"There's only one ocean," was the theme at the Pacific Coast Collaborative press conference where Arnold Schwarzenegger was the star. Actually, there are 27 seas and four oceans, but the leaders of st