Who's Online

We have 981 guests online

Popular

Victoria and Area Earth Articles
PEJ News Welcomed Record 100,000 Visitors In July - Meet the Editors Tonight at Swans 7:30-9:30 PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Wednesday, 03 August 2005 17:12
PEJ News Welcomed Record 100,000 Visitors In July - Meet the Editors Tonight at Swans 7:30-9:30

PEJ News - Peace, Earth and Justice News logoPEJ News
- Victoria, Canada - Prometheus Institute announced today that its daily non-profit PEJ News service hosted over 100,000 visitors on PEJ.org for the first time in July (104,317) and that its public domain searchable news archives surpassed 2,500 stories in July (now at 2,676).

The public and journalists are invited to a "Meet the Editors" Open House at Swans Hotel in the Collard Room this Thursday, August 4 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. It is the first such gathering in over eight years of providing a daily non-profit news service. Children are also welcome in the Collard Room. 

www.PEJ.org

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2005 17:12
Read more...
 
Victoria Harbour's Matson's Meadows Preserved Forever PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Monday, 18 July 2005 09:17
Victoria Harbour's Matson's Meadows Preserved Forever

HAT - July 14, 2005 - Victoria ? Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) is the proud new owner and manager of Victoria Harbour?s last Garry oak ecosystem. On Saturday, July 23, HAT will host a community celebration event to celebrate the newly-created Matson Lands Conservation Area.

The one-hectare waterfront property in Esquimalt features more than one hundred Garry oak trees and countless native wildflowers including satin flower, camas, fawn lilies. Widow Ada Theresa Matson willed the lands to the Salvation Army in 1958.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2005 09:17
Read more...
 
Tragedy and Travesty at the Sacred Sooke Potholes PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Monday, 27 June 2005 16:20
Tragedy and Travesty at the Sacred Sooke Potholes

Ingmar Lee,  June 21, 2005

Oftentimes on a summers morning, I head out to the Sooke Potholes, where I strip off all my clothes and swim naked into a most wondrous whelm of wilderness. Immersed in the crystal clear waters of the Sooke River, and looking up through the lofty boughs of the hoary old fir trees which cloak the valley, the sublimity of nature deeply permeates ones being. Drifting under the ancient trees one slowly sinks out of this world, and on through the realm of hamadryads and satyrs, and beyond. All of the physical conditions for the human being's most ultimate quest are to be found here. No cathedral, no masjid, no mandir, vihara or synagogue can offer such immersion into that primaeval place from whence we have all evolved. One day, several years ago, while swimming though the Potholes, a sudden flash of fluorescence, a colour unknown in nature, focussed my vision back to Earth, and onto a fluttering piece of flagging tied around an ancient tree.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2005 16:20
Read more...
 
Walbran Valley "Ancient Forest Rendezvous": Sat. and Sun., July 23-24, 2005 PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Monday, 27 June 2005 15:33
Walbran Valley "Ancient Forest Rendezvous": Sat. and Sun., July 23-24, 2005

Western Canada Wilderness Committee Victoria ,  June 27/05

Please join the Western Canada Wilderness Committee for a weekend camping trip to the spectacular ancient rainforests in the Upper Walbran Valley on southern Vancouver Island. There will be guided hikes to see the incredible ancient trees, waterfalls, pools, and clearcuts in the area. There will also be several workshops on the politics, activism skills, science, and ecology of ancient forests.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2005 15:33
Read more...
 
41% of Vancouver Island Proposed for Protection in New, Science-based, Protected Areas Proposal PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Sunday, 12 June 2005 16:59

41% of Vancouver Island Proposed for Protection in New, Science-based, Protected Areas A recent clear cutProposal

June 10, 2005  Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC) Press release

Today the Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC) unveiled its new, science-based Vancouver Island Conservation Vision, which calls for 41% of the Island to be fully protected from commercial logging and mining. This would require the BC Liberal government to break the arbitrary, non-scientific 13% cap on protection of Vancouver Island’s land base and undertake a new, systematic Protected Areas Strategy based on science. At the same time, the WCWC will be pushing for legislative reforms to enhance employment levels for timber workers in the value-added sector, as well as for public service employees.

50 000 copies of an 8 page educational newspaper are being released today for distribution throughout Vancouver Island and BC. The newspaper details the Vancouver Island Conservation Vision, with a map of the proposed protected areas in the centerfold, and addresses key environmental, economic, and First Nations issues.

http://www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org/

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2005 16:59
Read more...
 
Walbran Under Attack Again: CORPORATE FACE-LIFTS CAN'T HIDE HUGE LOGGING SCARS! PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Friday, 03 June 2005 03:26
New road at Sad LakeWalbran Under Attack Again: CORPORATE FACE-LIFTS CAN’T HIDE HUGE LOGGING SCARS!

June1/05

By Richard Boyce (Postscript by Syd Haskell, Carmanah Forestry Society)

A recent trip to the Walbran Valley near the South-West coast of Vancouver Island reminded me of the reality behind ‘changes’ in the logging industry in BC today. Fresh roads have been blasted through granite to allow logging trucks to zig-zag up the steep northern slope of SAD HILL in the Walbran Valley. The forest of the lower slopes have been felled and massive old growth Hemlock and Balsam Fir logs have been left to lie between the stumps. The road has been rammed up the steep slope.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 June 2005 03:26
Read more...
 
Clearcutting in Lower Walbran Today PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Sunday, 15 May 2005 17:15
Clearcutting in Lower Walbran Today Current logging in the Walbran SMZ

May 13/05 -- Syd Haskell, Carmanah Forestry Society

With full government approval, Teal Jones is transforming a pristine old growth Special Management Zone (SMZ) comprised of giant Western Red Cedar and Hemlock into another scarred hillside. This is in the Lower Walbran, a forest that many British Columbians have been led to believe is already protected. Special Management Zones were initially Harcourt's environmental middle ground that would protect park values while allowing some logging to take place. This was meant to lower the amount of provincial parks required under the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan. Unfortunately, it was never realized due to industry and worker pressure.

www.carmanah.ca

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2005 17:15
Read more...
 
Happy EarthDay! PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Saturday, 23 April 2005 02:43

Happy EarthDay!

The Earthday Celebrations in Victoria begin at 12:00 down at Centennial Square with the requisite March Down Government to the Legislature. There, there will be music and such....Bring the Kiddies! -{lex} 



http://www.antarcticconnection.com/
antarctic/science/images/c
limate2.jpg

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 April 2005 02:43
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next > End >>

Latest News