CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
While the many legged Sunflower Sea Star is now nearly extinct in most of the United States, there is still hope it may survive in British Columbia. Researchers have seen signs of recovery in a few areas, including the Discovery Islands, despite the threats to the marine population.
Continue reading UBC researcher says there’s hope for the Sunflower Sea Star
Twenty businesses and organizations are recommending that the federal government not renew BC fish farm licenses, when they come up for renewal next year.
Continue reading Asking the feds to not renew BC fish farm licenses
By Peter Anderson
Extreme drought tests our assumptions about a predictable future and now that the well is running dry, we understand the worth of water.
Continue reading The Extreme drought in California
By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Unprecedented federal import restrictions on romaine lettuce and salad mixes from California’s Salinas Valley point to problems in the U.S. agricultural system that supplies British Columbians with more than half their fresh vegetables, Canadian food safety researchers say.
Continue reading California growers need to test for E. coli
By Roy L Hales
As British Columbia reels from the worst fire season in its recorded history, it is easy to look upon this as a local problem. Only much of Oregon is wrapped in smoke, there are reports of ash falling like snow in some Washington cities (photo at top of page) and two days ago a state of emergency was declared in Los Angeles. What is causing the West Coast’s epidemic wildfires?
Continue reading The West Coast’s Epidemic Wildfires