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Podcast
Jan 18, 2017
Old growth on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island old-growth forest almost gone

Redeye
Ninety per cent of the forests on Vancouver Island have been logged. Now the B.C. Chamber of Commerce and the Union of B.C. Municipalities have joined the fight to save the last 10 per cent.
Blog
Dec 6, 2016
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Paxson Woelber

Indigenous people hold the key to caribou survival

David Suzuki
One thing governments could do to ensure caribou survive and thrive in the face of development: listen to the people who have shared the area with caribou for countless years.
Blog
Aug 2, 2016
caribou antlers in the snow

Half measures aren't enough to save caribou

David Suzuki
The challenge to recover caribou is not Alberta's alone; it is a national undertaking. Boreal caribou are threatened in every province except Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Blog
Jan 6, 2015
Photo: kris krüg/flickr

Energy shift requires shift in conversation

David Suzuki
Pervasive fossil fuel infrastructure makes it difficult to contemplate rapidly shifting away from coal, oil and gas, which creates a psychological barrier to rational discourse on energy issues.
Podcast
Feb 6, 2014

B.C.'s forests shift from carbon sink to carbon source

Redeye
Trees play an important role in addressing global warming by sequestering emissions. But recent figures show that forests in B.C. are now releasing alarming amounts of carbon rather than absorbing it.
Podcast
May 7, 2013

Assessing the NDP's environmental platform

Redeye
The Wilderness Committee has taken a close look at the NDP’s platform. Joe Foy gives us an assessment of what the party says it will do if it wins the provincial election on May 14.
Blog
Mar 19, 2013

Big-picture thinking needed to protect nature

David Suzuki
Industrial projects like the Northern Gateway pipeline grab headlines, but it’s often the combined impacts of numerous activities that threaten to drive nature beyond critical tipping points.
Book Review
Mar 1, 2012
Eating Dirt

Eating Dirt: A tree-planting tale

Noreen Mae Ritsema
Eating Dirt is the veteran tree planter Charlotte Gill's homage to not only planting life, but to the larger context in which deforestation and reforestation take place.
Podcast
Jan 18, 2012

Issue 38.1: Inside forestry

Alternatives Podcast
Alternatives' "Inside forestry" podcast looks at Parks Canada's 100th anniversary, the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement and 10 global forest hotspots.
News
Sep 1, 2011

Climate change: Responsibility and action

Bill Henderson
Are we acting with due diligence to future generations? Is ideological orthodoxy keeping us in denial about how we govern ourselves? B.C.'s fossil fuel expansion is a crime against humanity.

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