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Metro Vancouver needs to back up its “zero waste” talk: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Metro Vancouver needs to back up its “zero waste” talk: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Challenge is not going to result in as dramatic a reduction in our environmental footprint as is being hyped, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Emergency oil spill response plan needs more work: study

Emergency oil spill response plan needs more work: study

The Ministry of Environment has released the results of a marine-spill preparedness study, the province announced October 10.
“Green jobs” won’t solve economic or environmental problems: University of Calgary

“Green jobs” won’t solve economic or environmental problems: University of Calgary

The idea that “green jobs” can save the environment while aiding the economy is nothing but a fantasy, according to an October 9 report from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.
B.C. government to spend $650,000 on Kitimat airshed study

B.C. government to spend $650,000 on Kitimat airshed study

The provincial government announced October 3 it is funding a $650,000 environmental study of the potential impacts large-scale industrial developments would have on the Kitimat airshed if the proposed projects were built.
Canada requires a holistic approach to evaluating environmental-economic links: TD Economics

Canada requires a holistic approach to evaluating environmental-economic links: TD Economics

Canada needs a new approach to assessing links between economic performance and environmental quality, according to an October 2 TD Economics report.
Critics turn up heat on B.C. recycling plan

Critics turn up heat on B.C. recycling plan

Onerous reporting requirements, vague targets and timeline criticized
Business blasts recycling scheme

Business blasts recycling scheme

Unknown contract costs, environmental impact raise company red flags
Municipalities get recycling reprieve

Municipalities get recycling reprieve

The pressure is off for many B.C. municipalities reluctant to sign a new recycling contract many had complained was one-sided and unrealistic.
Vancouver council wants to renegotiate new recycling contract terms

Vancouver council wants to renegotiate new recycling contract terms

The City of Vancouver has said it will opt in to a controversial new recycling program – but only if it can renegotiate a contract that so far has not been up for discussion, council stated today (September 13).
Sustainable Swiss architecture exhibit reveals lessons

Sustainable Swiss architecture exhibit reveals lessons

An exhibition of sustainable Swiss architecture at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, opening today (September 12) and running through September 20, aims to teach locals how to build in a way that causes little burden to the environment.