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Storm slowing down clean up of “sickening” oil spill on west coast


Published on 2016.10.21 | by Raincoast | in In the News

More than 60% of the Heiltsuk First Nation’s harvesting clam beds have already been destroyed and the impact on salmon, kelp and herring in the months to come could be severe.

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Time is running out for British Columbia’s killer whales

Killer Whale in the Pacific

Published on 2016.09.09 | by Chris Genovali | in Opinion Editorials

It has been 14 years since Southern Resident killer whales were listed as endangered. Today, less than 85 of these whales remain. Despite their legal obligation, the federal government has failed to take measures to recover these endangered whales…

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Comment: National Energy Board is failing killer whales

Killer Whale in the Pacific

Published on 2016.06.30 | by Raincoast | in Opinion Editorials, southern resident killer whales

Chris Genovali , Misty MacDuffee and Paul Paquet / Times Colonist
Last month, the NEB recommended approval of Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline and accompanying increase in oil-tanker traffic…

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Big oil vs. big whale: Will pipeline trump iconic orca?

Killer Whale in the Pacific

Published on 2016.05.28 | by Raincoast | in In the News, Kinder Morgan, oil tankers, southern resident killer whales

Jason Proctor/CBC News
If you don’t live on the West Coast, perhaps it’s hard to appreciate just how poorly approving an oil pipeline at the expense of an endangered population of killer whales might play out…

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Flood control structures in tidal creeks, sloughs harm fish in lower Fraser River

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Published on 2016.05.02 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun

Biologist finds flood control structures on the Fraser River alienate habitat for salmon and encourage invasive species…

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Take a closer look at shipping effects in Salish Sea

A killer whale spy hopping

Published on 2016.04.22 | by Chris Genovali | in In the News, Opinion Editorials

Chris Genovali and Ross Dixon / Times Colonist
This past week’s Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver provided an in-depth look at the threats facing this ecologically, economically and culturally important marine environment…

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B.C. grizzly bear hunt to include Great Bear Rainforest

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Published on 2016.04.05 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Wendy Steuck/Globe and Mail
B.C.’s spring grizzly bear hunt has opened for another year, with the government authorizing a limited number of bears to be killed in parts of the province – including the Great Bear Rainforest…

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Dread is vanishing from the animal world. Here’s why that’s a bad thing.


Published on 2016.03.05 | by Raincoast | in In the News

The Washington Post
A Raincoast researcher and his university collaborators document how raccoons respond to the threatening sounds of large carnivores, and how this “landscape of fear” affects the health of ecosystems…

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How top predators enforce balance in the ecosystem


Published on 2016.02.26 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Charles Mandel/National Observer
The fear that top predators such as cougars, wolves and other large carnivores inspire in other animals cascades down the food chain and is critical to maintaining a healthy ecosystem…

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