Vancouver Aquarium launches legal challenge against park board over recent cetacean resolutions

Aug 27, 2014 - The Vancouver Aquarium has launched a lawsuit challenging the validity of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation’s July 31st resolutions regarding the acquisition and keeping of cetaceans in captivity....    Full Article


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Alaskan lawmakers call on John Kerry to intervene in B.

Aug 22, 2014 - The Mount Polley mine disaster has officially spilled over the border into the U.S. – figuratively... Full Article

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B.C. government promises independent investigation

Aug 18, 2014 - The government has given B.C. mines three months to conduct independent reviews of the state of their... Full Article

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Imperial Metals to raise $100m to cover Mount Polley

Aug 15, 2014 - Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) will raise $100 million through debentures to help cover the cleanup costs of ... Full Article



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Organizers of oil spill simulation ask for help from B.C. residents

Aug 26, 2014 - Two environmental groups are asking British Columbians to help them track where and how oil would spill in the waters around Vancouver in the... Full Article

Alaskan lawmakers call on John Kerry to intervene in B.C. mine projects

Aug 22, 2014 - The Mount Polley mine disaster has officially spilled over the border into the U.S. – figuratively speaking.... Full Article

B.C. government promises independent investigation into Mount Polley disaster

Aug 18, 2014 - The government has given B.C. mines three months to conduct independent reviews of the state of their tailings facilities in the wake of the Mount ... Full Article

Imperial Metals to raise $100m to cover Mount Polley cleanup costs

Aug 15, 2014 - Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) will raise $100 million through debentures to help cover the cleanup costs of its Mount Polley mine disaster, and... Full Article

Latest Mount Polley water tests show “encouraging results,” water bans scaled back: Ministry of Environment

Aug 12, 2014 - The results for tests on water samples taken from Polley Lake on August 7 and 8 show levels very close to those seen prior to the August 4... Full Article

Imperial Metals had been warned about growing size of Mount Polley tailings pond

Aug 11, 2014 - A breach at Imperial Metals' (TSX:III) Mount Polley Mine tailings pond in Canada’s British Columbia may have been avoided had ... Full Article

No lake contamination found from tailings pond collapse

Aug 07, 2014 - Preliminary testing of water in Quesnel Lake has determined the water is within federal and provincial drinking water guidelines, despite the... Full Article

Long-term effects of Mount Polley mine breach won't be known for a while, says UNBC prof

Aug 06, 2014 - It will take some time to determine the long-term environmental effects of the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach, according to a UNBC... Full Article

Vancouver Aquarium “deeply disappointed” by cetacean breeding ban

Aug 01, 2014 - The Vancouver park board voted 5-0 to ban the breeding of whales and dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium during a meeting July 31.... Full Article

Ban on keeping whales could threaten Vancouver Aquarium's operating model: VBOT

Jul 28, 2014 - The Vancouver park board will continue a public meeting tonight to discuss whether whales and dolphins should continue to be a part of the... Full Article

B.C. agriculture not hurt by carbon tax: study

Jul 24, 2014 - The authors of a new study on British Columbia’s carbon tax say their work shows that farmers may not need an exemption from the tax to stay ... Full Article

Ban microplastics in British Columbia, environmental group urges

Jul 23, 2014 - An environmental group is calling for a ban on the use of microbeads in British Columbia. Full Article

Kitimat airshed modelling has narrow focus

Jul 18, 2014 - A study on the cumulative impacts of pollution from industry in Kitimat does not report on particulates – considered to be among the most... Full Article

Fraser River needs upgrades to prevent future flooding catastrophe, say businesses, municipalities

Jul 15, 2014 - More money needs to be poured into the Fraser River to prevent catastrophic flooding and maintain the river as an economic driver.... Full Article

Fraser River flood protection won’t withstand rising sea levels

Jul 11, 2014 - Fraser River dikes need to be built higher to withstand higher floods caused by climate change and rising sea levels, according to a report... Full Article

Sewers tapped for “green” heat

Jul 09, 2014 - The City of Richmond, which has received a national engineering award for its innovative energy conservation, plans to tap heat from sewer lines... Full Article

Municipalities, insurers gird for climate change

Jul 04, 2014 - Coquitlam a pilot test as industry takes steps to meet challenge of worsening weather Full Article

Eco-friendly couriers cash in on Vancouver's growing green economy

Jun 30, 2014 - When Michael Shekhtman launched Eeko Couriers with his brothers in 2009, the economy was still in the midst of a global recession that left... Full Article

Metro businesses get taste of new food waste rules

Jun 24, 2014 - Region pushing awareness of program aimed at diverting organic waste from landfills Full Article

How to keep rats, skunks and bears out of your compost bin

Jun 20, 2014 - A rat infestation on the grounds of a Vancouver daycare has been partly blamed on nearby compost bins used by community gardeners.... Full Article

Vancouver's green jobs growth spurt led by local food businesses: report

Jun 20, 2014 - Green jobs in Vancouver increased 19% between 2010 and 2013, but more work is needed to meet ambitious City of Vancouver goals to become the... Full Article

B.C. wastewater disposal regulations ‘not up to snuff'

Jun 16, 2014 - As the B.C. government pushes to expand the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, a University of Victoria (UVic) report warns regulations over... Full Article

Bioenergy could transform province’s forestry industry, support 100,000 direct jobs

Jun 13, 2014 - Despite the ups and downs of forestry as a commodity-based industry, the bioenergy sector is poised to take it in a futuristic direction.... Full Article

Surrey's TBF Environmental scores U.S. certification for green solvent alternative

Jun 09, 2014 - It’s been more than two decades since one of the most influential environmental regulatory bodies in the United States certified a solvent... Full Article

Insurance industry tools up for climate change

Jun 03, 2014 - Hit with rising claims from catastrophic storms, the sector reassesses risk to cities Full Article

Competitor looks to pick up business from B.C.'s new recycling system

May 29, 2014 - There may soon be a competitor to what is currently the only choice for companies who must comply with British Columbia’s contentious new... Full Article

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City of Surrey creates “Green Surrey” program

May 29, 2014 - The City of Surrey has created the "Green Surrey" program, a key piece in the environmental pillar of the city's Sustainability Charter.... Full Article

Bikes good for businesses, group says

May 27, 2014 - Some merchants finding profit in becoming more cyclist-friendly Full Article

Carr wants GMO ban for Vancouver

May 26, 2014 - A Vancouver city councillor thinks a ban on genetically modified organisms (GMO) would be the bee’s knees. Full Article

Multi-Material BC needs independent oversight: business leaders

May 26, 2014 - Business leaders from across B.C. are urging the province to establish a watchdog organization to keep an eye on stewardship programs such as the... Full Article

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Small business officially exempted from recycling program rules

May 23, 2014 - The B.C. government has amended the province's recycling regulation to exempt small businesses from onerous reporting requirements and fees... Full Article

Energy use triggers economic growth: Fraser Institute

May 15, 2014 - Energy use is a driving factor – and not just a by-product – of economic growth, according to a Fraser Institute report released May... Full Article

WWF applauds provincial government for passing the Water Sustainability Act

May 06, 2014 - WWF-Canada is happy with the news that the British Columbia government has passed the Water Sustainability act, saying the new law "will bring the ... Full Article

In print report: B.C.’s print industry makes business case for going green

Apr 29, 2014 - As more clients are drawn to sustainable environmental practices, local printers have been diversifying products to match demand Full Article

Green alternatives generating profitable enterprise

Apr 29, 2014 - Surrey-based TBF Environmental Technologies develops safer solvents Full Article

Is your business prepared for an earthquake?

Apr 24, 2014 - How quickly could your business recover if a major earthquake hit Vancouver? Full Article

Lignol Energy signs MOU with Korean biodiesel producer M Energy

Apr 08, 2014 - Vancouver’s Lignol Energy Corporation (TSX-V:LEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea-based M Energy Co. that will see the... Full Article

Opinion: The new recycling plan is trash

Apr 04, 2014 - The provincial government is trying to fix something that isn't broken - and it's making a mess in the process. Full Article

B.C.’s fossil fuel focus short-sighted: U.S. scientist

Apr 01, 2014 - Province could miss renewable energy market bonanza, Globe conference told Full Article

S.C. Johnson to finance new Ziploc recycling program

Mar 26, 2014 - Household products giant S.C. Johnson plans to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a recycling program in Canada for plastic bags next... Full Article

Surrey Board of Trade says no to controversial recycling change

Mar 26, 2014 - The Surrey Board of Trade (SBoT) has added its voice to those opposing the province's new industry-led recycling regime, saying the system will... Full Article

Surrey library awarded LEED gold status

Mar 25, 2014 - Surrey’s City Centre Library has been granted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification in recognition of its... Full Article

Recycling plan threatens B.C. newspapers

Mar 25, 2014 - British Columbians have every right to be proud of our world-leading built-in-B.C. recycling program. Full Article

Metro Vancouver on the hook for sewage dump fines

Mar 21, 2014 - Metro Vancouver taxpayers will be on the hook for more than $100,000 in fines and environmental restoration costs after the region’s... Full Article

B.C. businesses attack new recycling program

Mar 11, 2014 - A coalition of business groups is putting the spotlight on British Columbia's new industry-led recycling program, saying it will end up costing... Full Article

Researcher makes case for B.C. biochar industry

Feb 21, 2014 - A British Columbia researcher is making a case for establishment of a provincial biochar industry that could lead to a massive reduction in the... Full Article

Trash talk far from over in recycling controversy

Feb 11, 2014 - Multi Material BC’s program updated, but business concerns persist over system’s impact Full Article

Landmark agreement reached on B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest

Jan 29, 2014 - After 20 years of conflict, the British Columbia forest industry and leading environmental groups say they have reached a final agreement between... Full Article

North Vancouver, Surrey chosen as Earth Hour finalists

Jan 29, 2014 - The City of North Vancouver and Surrey are two of Canada's three most environmentally friendly cities, according to the World Wildlife Fund.... Full Article

Sustainability report: Old proves new for Vancouver architect striving to design buildings for optium sustainability

Jan 07, 2014 - Classic Pacific Northwest longhouse design and other First Nations technology provide solutions for West Coast green challenges Full Article

Sustainability report: Cashing in on construction in reverse

Jan 07, 2014 - Deconstructing a building piecemeal makes it easier for companies to reuse and recycle construction materials Full Article

Great Bear Rainforest group moves ahead with controversial carbon offset plan

Dec 10, 2013 - A First Nations group is moving ahead with its plan to create and market carbon offsets tied to the Great Bear Rainforest conservation agreement.... Full Article

Controversial recycling scheme collects support from cities, business still skeptical

Nov 29, 2013 - A new provincial recycling program that sparked outcry from both cities and small businesses two months ago has now earned the support of many... Full Article

Metro Vancouver reveals four potential incinerator sites

Nov 21, 2013 - Metro Vancouver revealed four potential sites for new waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities at a Zero Waste Committee meeting November 21.... Full Article

Vancouver wins international green building awards

Nov 20, 2013 - Vancouver has won a global award from the World Green Building Council for the city’s policies that promote green building initiatives.... Full Article

Pacific Carbon Trust to be shut down

Nov 19, 2013 - The British Columbia government's controversial carbon offsetter, the Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), is being shut down as part of the government's... Full Article

Surrey's energy initiatives net city a national award

Nov 19, 2013 - Proposed $68 million biofuel facility will use kitchen and yard waste to produce methane to drive the municipality's truck fleet Full Article

Environment minister attending UN climate change conference

Nov 18, 2013 - Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq is in Warsaw, Poland, to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),... Full Article




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