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Threats: Trashing our oceans

Publication | April 8, 2008 at 16:35

Millions of tonnes of trash are swirling around our oceans, originating from land and sea. Plastic is believed to constitute 90 per cent of all garbage found in our oceans, with every square kilometre of ocean containing almost 120,000 pieces of...

Wild Salmon in Trouble Video

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:23

Watershed Watch produced the animation Wild Salmon in Trouble to clarify why sea lice are a problem for wild salmon and to provide an overview of the salmon life cycle so the public can make informed decisions regarding the seafood they purchase.

Robson Bight barge spill videos

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:22

On Aug 20th, 2007, a barge full of logging equipment spilled it's load into the Michael Bigg Ecological Reserve.

Robson Bight Salvage Operation a Success

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:16

Vancouver, Canada — The long awaited salvage operation of the wreckage in Robson Bight Ecological Reserve was completed on Tuesday, providing hope that B.C.’s resident orcas no longer face the threat of another spill from a sunken truck laden...

Robson Bight Ecological Reserve

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:13

In August 2008, a barge carrying logging equipment and a diesel fuel truck tipped its load into Robson Bight Ecological Reserve, east of Vancouver Island, B.C. The accident resulted in a diesel spill extending over 14 kilometres in Johnstone...

Collapse of the cod fishery

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:10

The ocean around Newfoundland’s rocky shores was once so full of cod that explorer John Cabot marvelled that they virtually blocked his ship upon arrival in 1497. Canadians had traditionally fished in waters close to shore, in small crafts using...

Threats: Social costs

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:09

It is often argued that the social and economic benefits of tar sands activities outweigh the environmental harm they cause. This is clearly not the case in Alberta. The pace of tar sands development has exceeded the ability of anyone to deal...

Threats: Boreal Forest

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:07

4.3 million hectares of the Boreal Forest cover the tar sands, and these are being clearcut so that oil companies can access the tar underneath. The Boreal Forest has been referred to as the lungs of our planet, and tar sands operations threaten...

Threats: Health

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:03

The main health concerns related to the tar sands are associated with air and water pollution. In addition to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, tar sands operations also emit other substances into the atmosphere, most notably nitrogen...

The future of seafood and the responsibility of supermarkets

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 17:01

Oceans contain the planet's most diverse ecosystems. It is estimated that they are home to 90% of the Earth's living organisms, including a million distinct species, many of which are essential to human survival. According to the UN, fish is the...

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