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B.C. waters now home to Canada's largest marine protected area

B.C. waters now home to Canada's largest marine protected area

VANCOUVER — First Nations along British Columbia's coast have announced with the Canadian government the designation of the country's largest marine protected area.
Environmental group buys Fraser River island near Chilliwack, B.C., to protect salmon

Environmental group buys Fraser River island near Chilliwack, B.C., to protect salmon

VANCOUVER — An ideal natural salmon habitat of gravel beds and side channels on British Columbia's lower Fraser River will be protected by the purchase of a private island by an environmental organization, with the help of the federal government and
B.C.'s drought: Forests at risk from drought, but climate change isn't the only culprit

B.C.'s drought: Forests at risk from drought, but climate change isn't the only culprit

Drought can also be exacerbated by land use, forest-management decisions and urbanization, says a forestry professor.
Legal challenge to major B.C. port expansion 'fundamentally flawed,' say lawyers

Legal challenge to major B.C. port expansion 'fundamentally flawed,' say lawyers

Approval of Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion project to support $100 billion in annual trade, but detractors say it risks survival of endangered killer whales.
B.C.'s drought: Drought veterans share communication strategies

B.C.'s drought: Drought veterans share communication strategies

After dealing with severe droughts for decades, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) developed and administers one of America’s most progressive and comprehensive water conservation programs, making it a go-to expert for cities across North America looking for advice and information.
B.C.'s drought: What exactly are droughts and what causes them?

B.C.'s drought: What exactly are droughts and what causes them?

It's more than just a dry spell that causes a drought — here are some of the factors scientists study in determining when a place is in a state of drought.
B.C. establishes largest provincial park in a decade to protect threatened caribou

B.C. establishes largest provincial park in a decade to protect threatened caribou

A scientist working on the recovery of the caribou population in northeastern British Columbia said Friday was "a landmark day" for the species, after the province announced a massive park expansion aimed at wildlife preservation. The B.C.
Why Port Moody wants to be looped in on pier demolition in Burnaby

Why Port Moody wants to be looped in on pier demolition in Burnaby

Trans Mountain will begin decommissioning an old loading facility at its Westridge Terminal in 2025 or 2026.
Vancouver natural gas leads North American cities in toxic benzene

Vancouver natural gas leads North American cities in toxic benzene

Long-term exposure to benzene has been found to cause blood cancers like leukemia.
Ottawa creates $530-million fund to help cities adapt to climate change

Ottawa creates $530-million fund to help cities adapt to climate change

OTTAWA — Canadian cities and towns facing an uphill battle to stave off the effects of climate change will share more than half a billion dollars from a new federal adaptation fund, but the money is barely a blip in the bills Canadian municipalities