The ECOreport publishes an OP ED: what a film maker learned on Cortes Island, a Different Vision for Forestry in British Columbia
By Daniel J. Pierce
Daniel J. Pierce is a Victoria-based documentary filmmaker. He is almost finished production on a documentary series entitled Heartwood: A West Coast Forestry Documentree. He is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the post-production of this series. Please click here to watch his pitch video and learn more about his project. And enjoy the brand new Heartwood trailer below.
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The ECOreport looks at commercial fishing with the help of one man’s experience, Four decades of gillnetting in British Columbia
By Roy L Hales
There are more than more 40 names on the Cortes Island Museum’s list of fishermen from the 1970’s. Some were wives, who worked alongside their husbands. Others may have been deckhands. The names of 28 boats are given, though not how many were working in any given year. Now there are two. In this week’s radio program (podcast below), the owner of one of those 28 fish boats describes close to four decades of gillnetting in British Columbia.
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The ECOreport reposts Ecojustice’s reasons for fighting the Energy East Pipeline
Originally Published on Ecojustice
By Devon Page
We are representing community group, Transition Initiative Kenora, in their fight to stop the Energy East pipeline. But first we need your help to make sure the review process is fair and unbiased.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED stating the $21.8 million dumped into Prop. 1 campaign revealed the corporate money behind Jerry Brown
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
by Dan Bacher
This November will be the second anniversary of the passage of Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial water bond, a measure that fishing groups, California Indian Tribes, grassroots conservation groups and environmental justice advocates opposed because they considered it to be a water grab for corporate agribusiness and Big Money interests.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from California about potentially deadly disease in lower Klamath salmon
Originally printed on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
The Klamath River salmon fishery, an integral part of the culture, religion and livelihoods of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley and Karuk Tribes of Northern California, is going through some tough times this year.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the problems with BC’s Climate Procrastination Plan
Originally Published on Clean Energy Canada
By Merran Smith, with analysis by Jeremy Moorhouse.
In the introduction to the Government of British Columbia’s new climate plan, Premier Christy Clark declares: “Our province is committed to being at the forefront of this fight and continuing to demonstrate climate action leadership.”
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The ECOreport looks into a legal action Washington state, forcing EPA to protect salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
By Roy L Hales
There have been salmon die-offs since the mid-1990s. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was on the verge of addressing this issue more than a decade ago. Vested interests objected. The idea was shelved until last year’s drought. After water temperatures rose 4 degrees above the lethal ceiling (68 degrees F), 96% of the returning adult sockeye died before they could pass beyond the Lower Granite dam. Now a coalition of environmental groups is forcing EPA to protect salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
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The ECOreport interviews a well travelled consultant about reports of the Developing World Leapfrogging Western Technology
By Roy L Hales
Much of the planet does not possess the extensive financial, power, communications and automotive infrastructures that are commonplace in the West. This was a serious handicap throughout the 20th century. But as the planet transitions into new technologies, there are reports of the developing world leapfrogging western technology to lead the way into a more sustainable future.
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The ECOreport reviews the evidences as British Columbia enters the post peak agricultural world at the onset of climate change: Site C will submerge prime agricultural lands
By Roy L Hales
British Columbia grows less than half of the fresh produce it needs. Much of what we consume comes from California. The ongoing drought conditions, and a weak loony, have sent vegetable prices spiralling 11.7% this year. Fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables are becoming an occasional luxury for some middle-low income B.C. families. Though this will only worsen worse as global temperatures continue to rise, the government of BC is far more preoccupied with the get-rich promise of mega-energy projects. Once it is completed, Site C will submerge prime agricultural lands.
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The ECOreport reposts an announcement of goals achieved, a milestone year for Vancouver
Press release from the Mayor of Vancouver
This has been a milestone year for Vancouver becoming the greenest in the world by 2020, through our Greenest City Action Plan. In 2016, we’ve achieved:
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