bird eating plastic
Birds

The Telegraph reports that the kittiwake has become the first British bird to be added to the IUCN’s Red List of British birds facing extinction where plastic has been a factor in its decline. There used to be millions of kittiwakes nesting around UK’s shores but now there are only

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SLAPP lawsuits are like whack a mole
General

SLAPP law suits stands for “strategic lawsuits against public participation.” The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. have written that SLAPPs are becoming a common legal tool to intimidate and silence critics of businesses, often for environmental and local land development issues. Most SLAPP lawsuits center

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snow leopard
Endangered Species

The Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystems Program (GSLEP) is a joint initiative by all 12 snow leopard range countries and has the aim of achieving the long-term survival of this endangered cat. The GSLEP’s 1st Steering Committee meeting happened on March 19 and 20, 2015, when delegates from the range

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Parks Canada campground
Travel

Today, Parks Canada announced that the Government of Canada has decided to make admission to Parks Canada Places for Youth 17 and Under Free starting in 2018. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, along with Parks Canada’s Honourary Guide for Families,

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open ocean where oil barge may be
General

Vancouver media Global News is reporting that a 420-foot oil barge, disconnected from its fuel tug, is sitting at anchor a little less than one kilometre from rocks that are part of the Goose Group Islands (near Bella Bella, BC). The barge (Ziedell Marine 277) is carrying 3.5 million litres of diesel

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African family supported by Canada
Humanitarian

Under grey but mostly dry Vancouver skies, I attended CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival 2017 today with a friend. Amidst the sampling of black tea, waffles, and other treats at the stands, polar bears, gingerbread people and ladies on stilts were walking amongst the crowd. But the best was yet

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