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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...

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...


Publication | April 1, 2008 at 15:19

Nuclear waste is produced at every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, from uranium mining and enrichment, to the operation of the reactor and the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Much of this nuclear waste will remain hazardous for hundreds of...

Tritium Q&A

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 14:19

Tritium is radioactive water or water vapour. It’s not something in the water, but the water molecules themselves that are radioactive. Tritium is the radioactive isotope of hydrogen. That means tritium is unstable and gives off radiation when it...


Publication | April 1, 2008 at 14:11

“Nuclear terrorism is still often treated as science fiction — I wish it were. But unfortunately we live in a world of excess hazardous materials and abundant technological know-how, in which some terrorists clearly state their intention to...


Publication | April 1, 2008 at 14:08

Safe reactors are a myth. An accident can occur in any nuclear reactor, causing the release of large quantities of deadly radiation into the environment. Even during normal operation, radioactive materials are regularly discharged into the air...

Proliferation of nuclear weapons

Publication | April 1, 2008 at 13:09

The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is dedicated to the worldwide expansion of nuclear power, but it is also meant to be the watchdog for illegal nuclear weapons development. That contradiction is the key reason why the proliferation...

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