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The World’s Top Predator

The ECOreport publishes a syndicated column about  human beings, the world’s top predator

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Humans are the world’s top predator. The way we fulfil this role is often mired in controversy, from factory farming to trophy hunting to predator control. The latter is the process governments use to kill carnivores like wolves, coyotes and cougars to stop them from hunting threatened species like caribou — even though human activity is the root cause of caribou’s decline.

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Invasive Taking Over Fraser Salmon “Nurseries”

The ECOreport reposts findings of invasives taking over Fraser salmon “nurseries”

Originally Published on SFU News

By Marianne Meadahl

A team of Simon Fraser University researchers has found that small-scale “floodgates” that control flow in the lower Fraser River are transforming streams from nurseries for salmon and other native fish species into hotspots for invasive species. The team’s study is published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science and is available online.

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Northern Gateway Suit In Court

The ECOreport reposts Ecojustice’s explanation of  why the Federal Court of Appeal should revoke the federal government’s approval, the Northern Gateway Suit In Court

Originally Published on Ecojustice

By Devon Page

The Hearing on Enbridge’s controversial pipeline project begins tomorrow. Opponents of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project will finally get their day in court. Or, to be more precise, six days in court.

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2,000 Apply to speak at Kinder Morgan Pipeline Hearing

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe deadline for applications to speak at the National Energy Board’s hearing on the proposed Kinder Morgan (Trans-Mountain) Pipeline expansion proposal is over. Around 2,000 applicants came forward. Several Lower Mainland communities, the governments of BC, Alberta and Washington, as well as 40 First Nations (4 of which came from Washington state) have applied.
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BC: Lawsuits Filed Over “Flawed” Joint Review Panel for Northern Gateway Pipeline Recommendation

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMFour lawsuits have been filed to block Cabinet from following the Joint Review Panel’s recommendation that the Northern Gateway Project be allowed to proceed.
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