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Environmentalists decry hunting's record toll on B.C. grizzlies

MARK HUME From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail April 15, 2008 at 3:57 AM EDT VANCOUVER — A record number of grizzly bears were killed in British Columbia last year, according to new figures released yesterday by environmental organizations. “It’s kind of shocking … very disturbing,” Chris Genovali of the Raincoast Conservation Society said of provincial […]

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Calculating the true cost of salmon farming

The Georgia Straight April 3, 2008 By Chris Genovali There has been a strong push recently by governments in both the United States and Canada for citizens to increase their fish consumption because of health benefits. This presumptive dietary shift, along with the fact that the bulk of seafood caught in Canadian waters is exported, […]

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Rally sounded a warning. Is anybody listening?

Island’s old-growth forests continue to disappear while governments do little Chris Genovali, Special to Times Colonist, Page A11 Published: Thursday, April 03, 2008 It was heartening to see the strong show of support for Vancouver Island’s dwindling old growth forests (“Logging protesters circle legislature,” Times Colonist March 29) at the rally over the weekend.

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Notes from the Lab

By Heather Bryan Biologist Rainforest Wolf Project Parasitology lab University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon March 2008 Peering down the eyepiece of my microscope, I scan a slide for larval stages of parasites. I find one that is familiar-a brown, translucent egg of the tapeworm Diphyllobothrium-and begin to count. One, two ….

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Fin Whale Frenzy

By Ian McLeod Marine Mammal Observer Journal Entry – October 2007 It was another early start for Raincoast’s marine mammal survey team as we needed every minute of light to complete the long transect from Haida Gwaii to the mainland in less than favourable conditions—cold winds and a slopping two-metre swell that seemed to come […]

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Oil Subsidies Undermine Tax

By CHRIS GENOVALI Victoria Times Colonist: Letters to the Editor Published: Thursday, February 21, 2008 While the Liberals try to foster a transition to a low-carbon economy via the new carbon-pricing initiative, their budget announcement simultaneously includes a 24 per cent increase in oil and gas subsidies, in addition to further funding and promotion of […]

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The Price of Oil: Alberta black gold rush threatens BC’s coast

Monday Magazine Last Word By CHRIS GENOVALI Feb 13 2008 One of the biggest industrial projects on the planet is about to get even bigger with corporate giant British Petroleum recently announcing their intention to heavily invest in Alberta’s oil sands. British Columbians should be concerned about what is happening with the oil sands, as […]

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Come see Achiever

Saturday, March 15 10:00 – 2:00pm Port Sidney Marina, end of Beacon Ave, Sidney Contact Raincoast at 250-655-1229 for more info

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