Environment

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)
Cherries at Pravin Dhaliwal’s family farm in Oliver, B.C., are seen cooked on their trees, when the temperature hit a record 41.5 C in a June 2021 handout photo. Dhaliwal is trying to maintain his passion as a third-generation farmer while dealing with the reality of climate change and says farmers need more support from provincial and federal governments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pravin Dhaliwal

Farmers say heat wave, drought show vulnerable agricultural sector needs support

Farmers across Canada look to provincial and the federal governments for help

Cherries at Pravin Dhaliwal’s family farm in Oliver, B.C., are seen cooked on their trees, when the temperature hit a record 41.5 C in a June 2021 handout photo. Dhaliwal is trying to maintain his passion as a third-generation farmer while dealing with the reality of climate change and says farmers need more support from provincial and federal governments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pravin Dhaliwal
Stuart LePage, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, sprints to place a salmon in a vessel to be lifted by a helicopter and transported up the Fraser River past a massive rock slide near Big Bar, west of Clinton, B.C., Wednesday July 24, 2019. Officials say thousands of migrating salmon are making their way past an area of British Columbia’s Fraser River that was the scene of waterway restructuring efforts following a massive rock slide more than two years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Salmon getting through Fraser River slide zone as officials ponder permanent fix

Protected fishway at the slide site is allowing salmon to make it upstream

Stuart LePage, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, sprints to place a salmon in a vessel to be lifted by a helicopter and transported up the Fraser River past a massive rock slide near Big Bar, west of Clinton, B.C., Wednesday July 24, 2019. Officials say thousands of migrating salmon are making their way past an area of British Columbia’s Fraser River that was the scene of waterway restructuring efforts following a massive rock slide more than two years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The south Campbell Heights areais a pristine environment that is teeming with wildlife, Mike Falconer told Peace Arch News. (Mike Falconer photo)

Surrey council moves South Campbell Heights plan forward

Support for third reading of plan follows six-hour public hearing

The south Campbell Heights areais a pristine environment that is teeming with wildlife, Mike Falconer told Peace Arch News. (Mike Falconer photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. man donates 140,000 mollusk specimens to biodiversity museum

UBC’s Beaty museum grateful for Bill Merilees’s historical record of B.C. marine biodiversity

Bill Merilees, a retired B.C. Parks regional information officer, collected mollusk shells from B.C. and Washington state coastlines for 50 years and has donated his 140,000-specimen collection to University of British Columbia’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Development of the South Campbell Heights area would destroy a pristine environment that is teeming with wildlife, writes Mike Falconer. On July 26, Surrey council will host a public hearing into a proposal to re-designate 600 acres in the area as employment lands. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (Mike Falconer photo)

LETTER: Too much to lose with development of south Campbell Heights area

Pristine area is teeming with wildlife, writes Mike Falconer

  • Jul 22, 2021
Development of the South Campbell Heights area would destroy a pristine environment that is teeming with wildlife, writes Mike Falconer. On July 26, Surrey council will host a public hearing into a proposal to re-designate 600 acres in the area as employment lands. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (Mike Falconer photo)
A sign advertising A Rocha’s market was set on fire early Saturday (July 17, 2021). (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: Police investigate pair of fires set on A Rocha’s South Surrey property

Two signs burned days after vandalism to pair of watershed-protection signs

A sign advertising A Rocha’s market was set on fire early Saturday (July 17, 2021). (Contributed photo)
Traffic flows along 192 Street south of 24 Avenue in the South Campbell Heights neighbourhood. The City of Surrey is seeking to re-designate 600 acres south of 20 Avenue, between approximately 186 and 196 Streets to employment lands, and to expand the urban containment boundary. A public hearing is set for July 26

‘Lengthy’ public hearings anticipated for Surrey’s South Campbell Heights, Harmony

Surrey is only Metro city with room to rezone for industry: council

Traffic flows along 192 Street south of 24 Avenue in the South Campbell Heights neighbourhood. The City of Surrey is seeking to re-designate 600 acres south of 20 Avenue, between approximately 186 and 196 Streets to employment lands, and to expand the urban containment boundary. A public hearing is set for July 26
The MV Schiedyk is shown in this handout image. Tonnes of bulk fuel has been safely removed from a ship that sank off the west coast of Vancouver Island more than half a century ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bligh Island Shipwreck Response *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Tonnes of oil, diesel pumped from leaking B.C. shipwreck 53 years after sinking

The 147-metre cargo ship went down in Nootka Sound in 1968

The MV Schiedyk is shown in this handout image. Tonnes of bulk fuel has been safely removed from a ship that sank off the west coast of Vancouver Island more than half a century ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bligh Island Shipwreck Response *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Halfpipe with his mother Split Fluke in 2019. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.

Death of young humpback shows tragic impact of ship collisions, 2 experts say

Two-year-old ‘Halfpipe’ found dead July 8

Halfpipe with his mother Split Fluke in 2019. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.
Officials with A Rocha Canada’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre say Surrey council’s decision July 12 to move its draft South Campbell Heights plan forward was disappointing, but not surprising. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

UPDATE: Public hearing set for South Campbell Heights plan

River stewards’ petition passes 4,000-signature mark

Officials with A Rocha Canada’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre say Surrey council’s decision July 12 to move its draft South Campbell Heights plan forward was disappointing, but not surprising. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
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THINK GREEN: Vegetarian or vegan diet key to combatting climate change

Animal agriculture responsible for startling levels of greenhouse gas emissions

  • Jul 8, 2021
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