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

A pair of raccoons in the dark sit in a tree.

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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Bear hunt has not ended in the Great Bear Rainforest

3 trophy hunters kneel behind a dead grizzly.

Published on 2016.02.16 | by Raincoast | in For the coast, In the News

The Huffington Post
For those of you celebrating the announcement declaring “the end of commercial trophy hunting” in the Great Bear Rainforest, you can put away the champagne…

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Bears left out of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement

A grizzly stares into the fog

Published on 2016.02.13 | by Raincoast | in Commentary, In the News

Special to the Vancouver Sun
Doug Neasloss, Chris Genovali and Brian Falconer
Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation and Raincoast leaders tells different story on Great Bear Rainforest deal…

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Eco-tourism worth billions trumps value of Kinder Morgan project, new report argues

Published on 2016.01.23 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Charles Mandel/National Observer
A new report tears into the Kinder Morgan TMX application, saying the company’s environmental assessments show a lack of scientific rigour…

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Even without spill, tankers are risky: report

Published on 2016.01.21 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Richard Watts/Times Colonist
The 108-page report released by Raincoast says various studies have shown Canada is ill prepared to deal with a large oil spill in southern B.C. waters…

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New report adds billions to cost of oil spill off BC’s south coast

Published on | by Raincoast | in In the News

Randy Shore/Vancouver Sun
Environmental and risk assessments for projects that would increase tanker traffic in southwestern BC fail to consider billions of dollars in potential impacts, according to a new report by Raincoast…

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National Energy Board refuses to accept study on diluted bitumen

A vessel waiting in harbour with a rusted hull, waiting to get loaded.

Published on 2016.01.05 | by Raincoast | in In the News

The Georgia Straight
One of the most important reports submitted to the NEB’s review of the proposed Trans Mountain expansion has been denied, according to a biologist with Raincoast…

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NEB timelines imposed by Harper government obstruct rigorous scientific assessment

Oil tanker in BC waters

Published on 2015.12.24 | by Raincoast | in Commentary, In the News

Karen Wristen and Paul Paquet/Vancouver Sun
The NEB’s assessment of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion has again demonstrated why tight timelines work to defeat rigorous scientific assessment…

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