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Ferry across Georgia Strait. Photo © JamesZ_Flickr

Clean coast living provides no escape from dirty air

On a recent trip to Vancouver, a great yellow tongue of dirty air greeted us as the ferry surged into Georgia Strait. Stretching out from Vancouver, the tongue licked at the shores of Galiano and Mayne islands. “We’re travelling right into it,” Nature Boy said. “Gotta love these temperature inversions.” Read more →

Waves breaking on the Ogden Point breakwater, Victoria, BC. Photo by Stewart Butterfield.

We can’t escape effects of rising sea level

Someday, our hilltop house may be waterfront property. It won’t happen soon—certainly not this century, and maybe not even this millennium. However, if global warming continues, the surf may indeed break at the bottom of our driveway. Nature Boy can’t wait. When I point out the timelines don’t work with Read more →

The 2006 windstorm toppled thousands of trees throughout Stanley Park's old-growth groves. Photo by Jenny Lee Silver

DNA screening identifies non-native pests in Stanley Park

Information Forestry, December 2009— Emerging DNA-screening technologies can play a vital role in detecting and identifying potentially problematic pest insects in Canadian forests, according to a recent insect survey conducted in Vancouver’s Stanley Park by Natural Resources Canada, the University of British Columbia and other agencies. In the survey, DNA Read more →