Environment

An attendee walks past hydraulic fracking equipment at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Homes near fracking sites in B.C. have higher levels of some pollutants, says study

Researchers found higher levels of chemicals used in fracking in selected Peace River residences

An attendee walks past hydraulic fracking equipment at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Ruth Johnson Park in White Rock. (Tracy Holmes photo)

$1.3M contract OK’d for repairs to White Rock’s storm-damaged Ruth Johnson Park

January 2020 deluge triggered landslide that damaged walkways and bridges

Ruth Johnson Park in White Rock. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A heavy hauler truck transports material from Suncor’s North Steepbank in the oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alta., Monday, June 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Environment groups say all parties now firmly behind strong action on climate change

Only the People’s Party of Canada had no climate action plan

A heavy hauler truck transports material from Suncor’s North Steepbank in the oil sands in Fort McMurray, Alta., Monday, June 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Volunteers work to remove Himalayan Blackberry from White Rock’s West Beach on Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Green Team removes invasive species from White Rock’s West Beach

Lower Mainland environmental group and volunteers clear Himalayan Blackberry

Volunteers work to remove Himalayan Blackberry from White Rock’s West Beach on Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Diana Barkley is new president of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board of directors, following a Sept. 14 election. (File photo/friendsofsfgc.ca photo)

South Surrey fish-and-game ‘Friends’ win board majority

Sept. 14 vote put 12 new faces on Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board

Diana Barkley is new president of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board of directors, following a Sept. 14 election. (File photo/friendsofsfgc.ca photo)
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LETTER: The time to end coal shipments is now

Canada needs to walk away from the coal industry to save the environment

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach in May 2021. (Green Team photo)

Green Team looking for volunteers to pitch in at White Rock beach

Himalayan blackberry to once again be focus of restoration efforts

Local volunteers and members of the Lower Mainland Green Team work to remove invasive species from White Rock Beach in May 2021. (Green Team photo)
This Sept. 4, 2021, satellite image provided by Maxar shows a view of oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico at East Timbalier Island National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Hurricane Larry’s track shifts west, residents of Newfoundland warned to prepare

Hurricane is not expected to have much of an impact on the rest of Atlantic Canada

This Sept. 4, 2021, satellite image provided by Maxar shows a view of oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico at East Timbalier Island National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)
European green crab (DFO photo)

PHOTOS: Volunteers sought for South Surrey invasive-crab efforts

European Green Crab trapping, information sessions planned at Blackie Spit, Elgin Heritage Park

European green crab (DFO photo)
A general meeting has been set for Sept. 14, 2021 to elect a new board of directors for the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club. (File photo)

Effort underway to ‘rejuvenate’ Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club

‘We owe it to the founders not to give up so easily’

A general meeting has been set for Sept. 14, 2021 to elect a new board of directors for the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club. (File photo)
The RCMP use an excavator to extract an old-growth logging protester from a tripod in the Fairy Creek area on Vancouver Island. (Submitted)

RCMP watchdog gets more than 70 enforcement complaints from Fairy Creek blockades

Protesters’ lawyer says 17 complaints fall under the agency’s mandate and will be investigated

The RCMP use an excavator to extract an old-growth logging protester from a tripod in the Fairy Creek area on Vancouver Island. (Submitted)
A sunflower star on the Olympic Coast of Washington is shown in this undated handout photo. Sea stars in the waters off British Columbia that died off in the billions about a decade ago are not recovering as expected, an expert says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Janna Nichols

‘Very disturbing’: Expert says sea stars melting away because of wasting disease

Scientist: unclear if populations of sea stars in B.C. waters will survive

A sunflower star on the Olympic Coast of Washington is shown in this undated handout photo. Sea stars in the waters off British Columbia that died off in the billions about a decade ago are not recovering as expected, an expert says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Janna Nichols
Beaver Scout Caspian Lai earned the North Star Award for his work helping plant pollinator gardens in his neighbourhood. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey Beaver Scout leads neighbours in creating streetside gardens

Caspian Lai earns North Star Award for work helping plant pollinator gardens

Beaver Scout Caspian Lai earned the North Star Award for his work helping plant pollinator gardens in his neighbourhood. (Contributed photo)
People find comfort in sea breeze at the Scala dei Turchi (Stair of the Turks), a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. The ongoing heatwave will last up until the weekend with temperatures expected to reach well over 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of Italy. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)

Days of hot weather grip Southern Europe, North Africa

Scientists say there’s little doubt climate change from fossil fuels is driving extreme events

People find comfort in sea breeze at the Scala dei Turchi (Stair of the Turks), a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. The ongoing heatwave will last up until the weekend with temperatures expected to reach well over 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of Italy. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
A two striped grasshopper infected with Entomophaga grylli, a fungal pathogen which only kills grasshoppers, is seen on a plant near Lethbridge, Alta., in a July 2021 handout photo. A pattern of dry, hot weather across the Prairies over the past few years has resulted in a grasshopper infestation of epic proportions, with some experts saying the nuisance is negatively affecting every part of the agriculture industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dan Johnson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Booming grasshopper populations plague Prairie farmers

Higher than usual number of grasshoppers inhabiting grassy areas and feasting on crops

A two striped grasshopper infected with Entomophaga grylli, a fungal pathogen which only kills grasshoppers, is seen on a plant near Lethbridge, Alta., in a July 2021 handout photo. A pattern of dry, hot weather across the Prairies over the past few years has resulted in a grasshopper infestation of epic proportions, with some experts saying the nuisance is negatively affecting every part of the agriculture industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dan Johnson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, a man watches as wildfires approach Kochyli beach near Limni village on the island of Evia, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Athens, Greece. A new massive United Nations science report is scheduled for release Monday Aug. 9, 2021, reporting on the impact of global warming due to humans. (AP Photo/Thodoris Nikolaou)

‘Nowhere to run’: UN report says global warming nears limits

Report: far worse heat waves, droughts and flood-inducing downpours without deep emissions cuts

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, a man watches as wildfires approach Kochyli beach near Limni village on the island of Evia, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Athens, Greece. A new massive United Nations science report is scheduled for release Monday Aug. 9, 2021, reporting on the impact of global warming due to humans. (AP Photo/Thodoris Nikolaou)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)

Judge decides Friday to let some work slip through on Surrey’s 84th Avenue project

This is despite the B.C. Supreme Court ordering an interim injunction on construction

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Rally Thursday at city hall against Bear Creek road project. (Submitted photo)

Environmentalists win interim court injunction against Surrey’s Bear Creek road project

B.C. Supreme Court will hear application for permanent injunction on August 19 in Vancouver

Rally Thursday at city hall against Bear Creek road project. (Submitted photo)
A climber is dwarfed by the massive rock face of the Chief in Stawamus Chief Provincial Park in Squamish, B.C., on August 16, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Many Stawamus Chief climbing routes closed after tons of rock tumbles in Squamish

Hot weather suspected cause of collapse at popular B.C. rock-climbing destination

A climber is dwarfed by the massive rock face of the Chief in Stawamus Chief Provincial Park in Squamish, B.C., on August 16, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A heat wave alert from Fraser Health would be White Rock's cue to open a cooling centre again, according to Fire Chief Ed Wolfe. (File photo)

City of White Rock cooling centre to be opened with mercury set to rise

Forecast calls for temperatures in the low 30s through latter part of the week

A heat wave alert from Fraser Health would be White Rock's cue to open a cooling centre again, according to Fire Chief Ed Wolfe. (File photo)