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B.C.’s gas plan is a short-sighted pipe dream

Originally Published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Communications Manager Ian Hanington

B.C. appears to be pinning its economic hopes on natural gas — much of it obtained by fracking. While the world should be turning from fossil fuels to cleaner energy and conservation, we’re poised to dig ourselves deeper into the climate-altering carbon hole.
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Low-carbon Solutions and Offsets: Let’s Not Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Originally Published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By Tyler Bryant

The B.C. Auditor General’s report on the province’s carbon neutral policy raises important questions about the effectiveness of carbon offsets. The report concludes that two of the biggest offset projects were not as worthy of offsets as previously believed. This has led to many legitimate questions about the value of the offset regime and of rewarding private companies like oil and gas majors with public dollars, when some projects demonstrate questionable benefits to the environment. Continue reading Low-carbon Solutions and Offsets: Let’s Not Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Earth Hour is being observed from 8:30 to 9:30 pm; this Saturday March 23

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Millions of people will be turning their lights off at 8:30 pm on Saturday. They will be observing Earth Hour, a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in which households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.The first Earth Hour was held in Sydney, Australia, during 2007. The event has since spread to every continent on the earth.  More than 800 cities will be taking part the WWF Earth Hour City Challenge this year and, for the first time, a Global capital has been chosen. Continue reading Earth Hour is being observed from 8:30 to 9:30 pm; this Saturday March 23

Rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor

The ECOreport reposts findings that rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor

From UBC News

The City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia today released a KPMG study that shows the employment and population of the UBC/Broadway corridor will grow by 150,000 in the next 30 years and a rail-based rapid transit system is needed to meet the corridor’s population growth and significant economic potential.
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Whats the Fracking Problem with Natural Gas?

Originally Published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By David  Suzuki with contributions from with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Editorial and Communications Specialist Ian Hanington

At least 38 earthquakes in Northeastern B.C. over the past few years were caused by hydraulic fracturing (commonly called fracking), according to a report by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. Studies have found quakes are common in many places where that natural gas extraction process is employed. Continue reading Whats the Fracking Problem with Natural Gas?

Single spill could wipe out economic gains from Northern Gateway

From UBC News 

UBC researchers estimate losses of $300-million, cleanup costs of up to $9.6-billion

A major tanker spill off the coast of northern British Columbia could wipe out any potential economic gains from the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
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Cohen Commission: We’ve got the Wild Salmon Policy — now let’s use it

Originally Published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By Jeffery Young, Aquatic Biologist

After more than two years of working on the issue, I am pleased with Justice Bruce Cohen’s report from the Judicial Inquiry into the Decline of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon. The report has a strong conservation focus and makes 75 recommendations that, if implemented by the federal government, would go a long way toward recovering Pacific salmon in Canada.
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