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BC Hydro secretly handed out $430 million in Site C contracts

Beleaguered engineering firm SNC-Lavalin was among the big winners of no-bid contracts for the over-budget hydro project on B.C.’s Peace River, according to documents obtained by The Narwhal.

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The toxic threat in thawing permafrost

Scientists are tracking neurotoxic methylmercury production in North America’s largest peatland.
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Delaware and New Jersey scientists studying mercury levels in fish

Local scientists are trying to better understand the causes of mercury among fish populations to inform public health and environmental guidance.
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Ben Gordesky: The true costs of Hydro Quebec

While this energy is technically "renewable" in the sense that it relies on a fuel source that replenishes itself in a short time period, it definitely isn't clean.

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Carol Linnitt: Site C dam’s $16 billion cost: ‘people have a right to demand transparency’

As the project's budget continues to grow, so too do questions about whether the dam is safe to build and why the government continues to keep information from the public. The Narwhal's Sarah Cox offers her perspective on the latest developments.

Promise or peril? Importing hydropower to fuel the clean energy transition
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Promise or peril? Importing hydropower to fuel the clean energy transition

U.S. states hope to tap Canada’s network of large dams to meet low-carbon goals, but do better options exist closer to home?
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