A graduate student and his team may have found a way to fight white-nose syndrome, the deadly disease that has killed millions of bats in North America.Read More
Have you ever heard of White Meconella? If you are from British Columbia’s southern coast and have a botanist as a family friend perhaps you have; however, even most of us who inhabit this plant’s range have not heard of it.
In what can be described as a very necessary and stern wake-up call, the federal court has ruled on the side of five environmental organizations that filed suit against the federal government for the neglect of their legal responsibilities under SARA in the face of Northern Gateway pipeline development.Read More
The construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline to transport Alberta oil to the ports of British Columbia’s west coast for distribution to Asian markets is ripe with environmental controversy. While proponents of the project tout the world-class safety measures that will prevent environmental catastrophes, it has not eased the plethora of concerns; one of which is the inevitably of accidents based on past oil and pipeline track record. Other concerns are firmly rooted in the probability that construction and operation of the pipeline will degrade BC’s pristine old growth forests and untouched coasts, and disrupt the lives of humans and already threatened species that inhabit the province. Many residents of Canada believe proactive planning needs to be implemented to prevent permanent damage to the species and ecosystems that inhabit the span between Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, BC. Rightly so, given planning and recovery strategies are legally required on behalf of the federal government through the Species at Risk Act (SARA).Read More