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Clam beds at risk after sinking tug spills fuel near Bella Bella, says local First Nation

Related NewsOct 13, 2016

First Nations on B.C.'s Central Coast are worried about environmental damage after a tug boat that left Alaska with nearly 200,000 litres of diesel fuel ran aground early Thursday morning near Bella Bella. The Nathan E. Stewart and the empty fuel ... Read More

Economic benefits of LNG project outweighed 'significant adverse' effects, cabinet decided

Related NewsOct 7, 2016

The federal cabinet knew there would be "significant adverse environmental effects" from the Pacific NorthWest LNG pipeline but approved it anyway, believing economic benefits of the project justified the decision, according to Privy Council ... Read More

Another cod-like collapse possible under DFO watch, says federal audit

Related NewsOct 5, 2016

A new federal audit report warns another fish species collapse could happen again under the watch of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans. "From my perspective, we are still at risk of having another stock potentially go into collapse, ... Read More

Romania bans trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats

Related NewsOct 5, 2016

Romania has banned all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats in a surprise decision that gives Europe’s largest population of large carnivores a reprieve from its most severe and immediate threat. The move on Tuesday reverses a ... Read More

New signs at Bella Coola Airport declare trophy hunting closed in Great Bear

Related NewsOct 4, 2016

B.C.’s fall grizzly hunt opened September 1 in the Great Bear Rainforest and there has been plenty of strong pushback from local First Nations and conservation activists. Much of that work has been spearheaded by the Coastal First Nations and the ... Read More

The 40-Year-Old Federal Salmon Study That Should Have Killed Pacific Northwest LNG

Related NewsSep 29, 2016

The report is dated July 17, 1973, and stamped by the Department of the Environment. Scientists had undertaken a study of fish in the Skeena estuary due to proposals to build a super port in the Prince Rupert area. The federal government wanted to ... Read More

The View from Out Here

BlogSep 21, 2016Guest Blogger

It’s early, still a few hours to go until enough light descends on the estuary for filming. But S/V Habitat is bustling as the crew prepares the gear for the coming day. The smell of coffee brightens tired eyes, and with the new day comes new hope ... Read More

Feds won't appeal Northern Gateway court ruling, but still open to pipeline: Enbridge exec

Related NewsSep 20, 2016

John Carruthers made the comment after both his company and Ottawa confirmed that neither would appeal a Federal Court of Appeal ruling in June that quashed permits approved in 2014 by the former Conservative government. It is expected that Natural ... Read More

Canadian First Nations, U.S. tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines

Related NewsSep 20, 2016

First Nations communities from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment. The ... Read More

UPDATE: 2+2+2=6 Steps Toward Protection of the Great Bear Sea

BlogSep 19, 2016Diana Chan

Over the last three months, there have been several developments that could help to advance marine protection in the Great Bear Sea. While there is much work to be done, there are clear opportunities that can be seized to move us closer to a ... Read More