water

What we're doing now to prepare for watering restrictions

Stage 1 watering restrictions went into effect in Vancouver on May 15, two weeks ahead of last year. So far, the rules apply to lawns and car washing only, but I’m not taking any chances. 2015 saw...
Canadian Water Summary, discussion, environment, Vancouver, water

How can we fix the looming water crisis?

Water scarcity is already a huge problem in the world. According to a 2014 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, approximately one in nine people around the world lack access to safe,...
Conceptual image of Site C Dam

What the Site C Dam is really for: an explosion of new fracking wells

Whatever else it's supposed to do, Site C is clearly intended to supply the fracking industry.

Will the well run dry? Non-renewable water

Groundwater is estimated to be 1/3 of all freshwater withdrawals worldwide and 42% of the world’s agricultural water. With climate change affecting rain patterns, what will happen to groundwater?

Vancouver named greenest city in Canada

Air quality a factor as Economist magazine also gives city second spot in all of North America.

(Un)Happy Earth Day?

Environmental disasters don’t seem to shock us anymore. We just carry on with business as usual.

Want water? You may have to drink the P3 Kool-Aid first

Ottawa will help cities pay for new drinking-water systems -- as long as they contract them out.

Water markets wreak havoc in Australia

The New York Times “Green” blog recently waded into the issue of how to allocate water in times of scarcity.   The post looks at whether the experiences of Australia, including water...

Picture me in orange - VO Photo Pool

Our first color-themed Flickr post couldn't come at a better time. The sun's starting to come out of hibernation, but sadly the warmth has been lagging behind. This week's pictures should help you...

Earthquake preparedness 101

If an earthquake rocks Vancouver, will you be ready? Following the devasating earthquake in Japan, emergency kits at Krasicki and Ward Emergency Preparedness at City Square were in high demand and by...