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As if biofuels would be grown in parking lots

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | April 5, 2008

This week, BC Energy and Mines minister, Richard Neufeld introduced a bill mandating a minimum ethanol requirement of 5%. This was proclaimed as a carbon savings environmental initiative. This is 2008! So many studies have come out...

AECL Admits Defeat – Time to End Nuclear Subsidies

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | April 4, 2008

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) just announced it is withdrawing its Advanced Candu Reactor (ACR) design from pre-licensing reviews in the United Kingdom . While AECL says it’s done this to focus on the “Canadian domestic...

Defining the Future of Agriculture

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | April 3, 2008 1 comment

The future of world agriculture is at stake this week in Johannesburg .  Hundreds of the worlds top scientists in a United Nations led process have done a review of global agricultural policies, and the result is a damning indictment...

Still no liability for GMO polluters

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | April 1, 2008 1 comment

Ever since genetic engineering was introduced over a decade ago, scientists have recognized that genetically modified organisms pose special risks to the environment and biodiversity.  That is why over 140 countries have signed a...

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...

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