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Heiltsuk leaders seek justice on the global stage for a historic spill's fallout

Heiltsuk leaders seek justice on the global stage for a historic spill's fallout

Heiltsuk tribal leaders from coastal British Columbia have taken their grievances over Canada's inadequate spill response to an international forum, aiming to secure legal recognition for cultural losses.

Steph Kwetásel’wet Wood reports for The Narwhal.

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British Columbia's budget overlooks climate disaster prevention efforts

In British Columbia, despite recent devastating climate events, the latest budget focuses more on emergency response than on preventing future disasters.

Zoë Yunker reports for The Tyee.

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How scientists are using poop to track climate-change effects on pikas and their mountain home

American pikas are more than just adorable little mountain dwellers — they're also a potential canary in the coal mine when it comes to the impact of climate change on their ecosystem. B.C. researchers are now developing new ways to better monitor their populations.
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Kevin Falcon is ready to axe the carbon tax

BC United Leader Kevin Falcon said that although he’s proud of having been part of the government that introduced Canada’s first carbon tax, as premier he would keep it only if other provinces do.

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Vancouver air quality is among the worst of any major city

Typically Vancouver has fairly good air compared to the world's major cities, but wildfires can cause it to leap to the top of the table for worst air.
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Sea level rise could squeeze young salmon out of places to live

Climate-caused sea level rise is threatening coastlines in Canada. Caught in the squeeze are juvenile salmon, who depend on estuaries to survive. Now scientists and First Nations on Vancouver Island are trying to find out where baby salmon will live in the not-so-distant future. The question is: will we make room?
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How climate change is affecting B.C., from cattle to glaciers to wine grapes
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How climate change is affecting B.C., from cattle to glaciers to wine grapes

A cattle rancher, a vineyard owner and other British Columbians are speaking out on the ways temperature extremes and wildfires are changing their lives, businesses and hobbies.
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