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Orca breaching and blowing. Photo © digicla via Creative Commons and flickr

SARA gets no respect from feds

Among groups of people, ignoring somebody is often considered a sign of disrespect. The word disrespect itself means disregard, overlook, to not acknowledge or look at something. Over the last dozen years, we have seen disrespect for federal legislation. The Species at Risk Act became law in December 2002, but Read more →

Olympia Oyster. Photo © Deep Bay Marine Field Station, Vancouver Island University, www.viu/deepbay

Rare native molluscs return to an urban waterway

Beneath the quiet surface of the Gorge Waterway and Portage Inlet, life, death and survival play out in a drama affecting a rare, tasty B.C. marine species. The Olympia oyster is the only oyster species native to the province. Once abundant from Alaska to Panama, it disappeared from much of Read more →

Dead Annas hummingbird. Photo © Lenore M. Edman, www.evilmadscientist.com, creative commons

Lights out for the planet and for the birds

Tonight, at 8:30 p.m., many people, businesses and institutions here on the eco-friendly south coast will be turning out the lights. We’re taking part in Earth Hour, an international grassroots event started by former-Pearson International College graduate Todd Sampson and now hosted by the World Wildlife Federation. The goal is Read more →