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Jan 17th, 2013
City calls on Port Metro Vancouver to delay coal export expansion
Mayor Gregor Robertson has called for more consultation regarding coal transports through Metro Vancouver, citing the impact of coal on climate change and of coal dust on human health, agriculture...
Linda Solomon Wood
Dec 5th, 2012
What's at stake if Northern Gateway pipeline goes through?
Six weeks of cetacean research in the channels of the extraordinary Great Bear Rainforest led a young New Zealander into the middle of a battle to protect BC's coast from a tanker disaster.
Lucy van Oosterom
Oct 17th, 2012
Guess who's coming to dinner? Vancouver Aquarium welcomes waddling penguin guests
The Vancouver Aquarium is known for taking big strides when it comes to raising public awareness for marine animals and environments. This time rather than a stride it is more like a waddle....
Marguerite du Plessis
Jun 15th, 2012
Dan Mangan slams Bill C-38: "This is our budget, not theirs"
Local musician Dan Mangan slams Bill C-38 and its potentially devastating effect on the environment.
Jun 13th, 2012
DreamRider's Vanessa LeBourdais on new play about water
Vanessa LeBourdais talks about the making of DreamRider and educating children and their families on water conservation in new play H2Woah!
Mar 22nd, 2012
Joe Oliver's speech coloured by "racism": First Nations Grand Chief
Natural Resources Minister's comments go beyond paternalism and border on racist, First Nations Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said.
David P. Ball
Mar 21st, 2012
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, People of a Feather and a wild party in Project X
Two films have strong environmental messages this week: one’s an artful documentary; the other is animated for children.
Mar 2nd, 2012
Vertality2 celebrates eco-minded people, businesses and entertainment
Locals will be able to connect with Vancouver's vast community of business innovaters and sustainability entrepreneurs at Vertality2, the second annual celebration of eco-chic and renewed...
Jan 23rd, 2012
Beware the foreign radicals: Comedians poke fun at tar sands, oil spills and Canada
The evil foreign radicals opposing oil will use tactics such as "speaking" and "sign-making" to destroy Canada, according to a new parody video by comedian Rick Mercer.
Jan 20th, 2012