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Tankers and orcas cannot co-exist

By Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali, Island Tides July 28, 2011

According to Kinder Morgan, an estimated 288 tankers (576 transits) will leave Westridge Terminal by 2016, up from 71 tankers (142 transits) in 2010. This translates to more than one tanker per day transiting our region’s front yard…

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B.C. coast at risk if crude oil delivery rises substantially

Enbridge Northern Gateway is proposing a pipeline and oil tankers through BC

By Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali, Edmonton Journal July 23, 2011

Earlier this year, energy giant Kinder Morgan submitted an application proposing to increase the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline that is delivering oilsands crude to the Westridge Marine Terminal in British Columbia’s Burrard Inlet…

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BC’s coastal biodiversity: the highest in North America

As a result of a species richness mapping exercise done by North American scientists that worked for various academic and conservation agencies, it was identified that coastal BC’s marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats supported an extraordinarily high number of vertebrates and vascular plant species.

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Study assesses plastic pollution in BC waters

A new study has estimated that the inshore waters of coastal BC are filled with approximately 36,000 pieces of garbage, most of which is plastic.  CFAX host Adam Stirling speaks with Raincoast’s Misty MacDufee about the study and what it means for marine animals. Click here to listen (MP3)

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Study assesses marine pollution in waters of BC, Canada

For release March 19 2011 Download the PDF version Sidney BC; Researchers from the University of St Andrews, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Oceans Initiative and Environment Canada teamed up to assess the presence and potential threats from floating plastics and other debris to BC’s marine animals.

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Defending our killer whale legal victory

FISHERIES MINISTER APPEALING FEDERAL COURT’S KILLER WHALE RULING by Misty MacDuffee Wild Salmon Program biologist and killer whale advocate January 2011 Raincoast and our conservation partners recently won a major legal victory for British Columbia’s endangered and threatened resident killer whales. Led by lawyer Margot Venton at Ecojustice, we challenged the federal government’s lack of […]

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Marathon Training: The ‘Fin’al Run

For several months now, members of the Raincoast ‘Salmon Run’ team have been scattered in various places running the trails and roads of Calgary, California, Vancouver and Victoria as they train for the upcoming Victoria Marathon. For me, I’ve been hitting the logging roads of the Broughton Archipelago on the BC coast. Despite some drawbacks […]

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