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Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales

Published on 2016.11.16 | by Raincoast | in In the News

The Guardian: Trans Mountain Expansion project poses the greatest risk yet to a killer whale population on the edge of extinction…

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A Diesel Spill is putting the World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk

Published on 2016.11.05 | by Kyle Artelle, PhD | in Commentary, In the News

Almost three weeks later, the sunken tug is still there, still intermittently leaking diesel, and clean-up efforts have barely begun…

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Notes from the Field: After the spill

Published on 2016.10.27 | by Kyle Artelle, PhD | in In the News, Notes from the Field

As a Raincoast biologist privileged to call Waglisla (Bella Bella) in Heiltsuk Territory home, this is a story I wish I wasn’t writing…

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Trophy hunting of cougars may increase cougar-human conflict, study finds

Published on 2016.10.25 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Cougar trophy hunting in B.C. is linked to human conflicts, according to a study published Monday by researchers from the University of Victoria, the University of Cape Town and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation…

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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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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

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

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, Executive Director | in Commentary, In the News

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

Great Bear looking into the mist of the GBR.

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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