Environment

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

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

Sudden deaths during B.C. heat wave climb to 719

BC Coroners Service seeing downward trend in reported deaths

B.C. records nearly 500 deaths and counting during heat wave

The BC Coroners Service has launched an investigation to find out what the province could have done better to prepare for the heat wave

'We ain't seen nothing yet': Expect more, hotter heat waves, says climate scientist

The heat wave began Friday when an intense high pressure system settled over B.C., creating a stagnant heat dome