Environment

Covering a full range of environmental and sustainability issues in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

B.C. forests are 'bonfires waiting to go off' — are more fires the solution?

There are billions of tonnes of wood fuel waiting to ignite B.C. forests, a recent white paper shows. As climate change leads to hotter, drier summers, could prescribed fire be the solution? Is it...

Factions seek advantage in B.C. old-growth debate

Discussion around Vancouver Island forests confused by competing definitions, data

Heat devastates shellfish in B.C., threatens salmon

To see global warming impacts in real time, look at B.C. marine life

Mass timber builder welcomes ‘net zero’ bylaw

Firm says demand for low-energy buildings shows market is ready for toughest environmental building code in Canada

Study finds no impact of PRV on salmon health

'PRV poses a very low risk to British Columbia’s population of wild Pacific salmon' --UBC scientist

BC Hydro warns of 'EV bottleneck' due to pent-up pandemic demand

Electric vehicle sales in B.C. accounted for almost 10% of car sales in 2020, the highest rate per capita in North America

Billion seashore animals may have died during B.C. heat wave, says marine biologist

The researcher found thousands of mostly dead mussels, as well as sea stars, clams, snails and barnacles while out walking at Vancouver's Kitsilano Beach in late June

Reservoirs at normal levels despite near-record water use during heat wave

Daily water consumption in Metro Vancouver hit 1.79 billion litres recently, just shy of the all-time record for water use set in 2009

Vancouver start-up brings renewable energy to remote communities

Better Together is a content series from Coast Capital celebrating programs, partnerships, and individuals making positive change in our communities.

B.C. seeks military assistance to fight 130-plus active wildfires

The province has requested additional firefighters and resources through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre