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BDC Venture Capital creates $100 million clean-tech fund

BDC Venture Capital creates $100 million clean-tech fund

BDC Venture Capital has announced a new $100 million fund for smaller, scalable renewable energy and clean-technology projects.
New '4D' movie attraction to be powered by green electricity

New '4D' movie attraction to be powered by green electricity

A new tourist attraction hitting Vancouver’s waterfront will be powered entirely by green electricity, according to its operator.
Burnaby Board of Trade nets green award

Burnaby Board of Trade nets green award

The City of Burnaby has awarded the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) its annual environmental star award for building and implementing a comprehensive online environmental resource.
Vancity named one of Canada’s most socially responsible companies

Vancity named one of Canada’s most socially responsible companies

Vancity has been chosen as one of Canada’s 50 most socially responsible companies in Maclean’s fifth annual survey of corporate social responsibility, the credit union announced Friday.
Vancouver named fourth most sustainable city in North America

Vancouver named fourth most sustainable city in North America

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson’s aim has long been to make his city the world’s “greenest” by 2020, but according to researchers at Corporate Knights magazine, he has work to do.
New environmental process threatens Sacred Headwaters: Tahltan Central Council

New environmental process threatens Sacred Headwaters: Tahltan Central Council

The Tahltan Central Council says it has grave concerns about a coal mine proposed for the Klappan region in northern B.C.
Surrey report: You are where you eat

Surrey report: You are where you eat

B.C. startups want to make sustainable urban agriculture easy, local and profitable
Kitimat smelter expansion will increase some pollutants, but decrease others

Kitimat smelter expansion will increase some pollutants, but decrease others

Expansion means acid levels higher but other emissions lower
Climate experts issue warning to energy minister over fossil fuels

Climate experts issue warning to energy minister over fossil fuels

A team of climate scientists is warning energy minister Joe Oliver that his continued support of Canada’s oil and gas industry will have dire environmental consequences.
David Suzuki getting Bayer award for renewable energy focus

David Suzuki getting Bayer award for renewable energy focus

Vancouver scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki is among the Canadian scientists and educators being recognized by pharmaceutical giant Bayer Inc. for innovation and leadership.