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Protesters add new blockade to stop old-growth logging near Port Renfrew PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 11 December 2020 10:11

 

 
A group of forest activists have created a new blockade along Bugaboo Creek, near Port Renfrew, where logging company Teal Jones Group is working to clear cut another section of old-growth trees on the southern part of Vancouver Island. (Facebook/Fairy Creek Blockade)

A group of forest activists have created a new blockade along Bugaboo Creek, near Port Renfrew, where logging company Teal Jones Group is working to clear cut another section of old-growth trees on the southern part of Vancouver Island. (Facebook/Fairy Creek Blockade)

Protesters add new blockade to stop old-growth logging near Port Renfrew

Bugaboo Creek protesters demands B.C. to immediately stop old-growth logging on Island

A group of old-growth logging protesters near Port Renfrew have added a new blockade at a nearby site.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2021 18:46
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The Day UN Buried its Report Focusing on Apartheid in Israel PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:31

The Day UN Buried its Report Focusing on Apartheid in Israel

Credit: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
  • by Thalif Deen (United Nations)
  • Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 30 (IPS) - When the UN’s Beirut-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), released a landmark 2017 report on “apartheid” in Israel, the United Nations disassociated itself with the study and left it to die--- unceremoniously and unsung.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:57
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BCEN Calls for Stop to Site C PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 21:23

 

BCEN
BC Environmental Network
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Sept 8, 2020

 by the BC Environmental Network
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Dam cost/benefit and foundation on shaky ground. BC Environmental Network calls for immediate stop work Peace River diversion plan.
 
For 45 years, the Site C Dam has been promoted by various BC Governments as being needed for a wide range of purposes. Not one of those predictions of necessity has come true. During that same time, the economics of building large hydro dams have literally tanked while the socio/environmental impacts have become increasingly unacceptable. This is true for all three large hydro dams currently under construction in Canada.
 
In the case of Site C, the 26,000 page 2014 Environmental Impact Statement clearly described the anticipated harmful impacts. However, even with a record setting number of “significant harms that cannot be mitigated” as identified by the Joint Review Panel, the Harper Conservatives and Christy Clark Liberals pushed this project through, with follow-up help from the Trudeau Liberals. It did not stop there. Despite the need for billions more dollars at the time and the findings of the 2017 BCUC Review saying that alternatives to Site C would be the same or lower cost, the new Horgan NDP Government made the fateful decision to proceed. As bad news continues to emerge from Site C, this cluster of past political decisions is coming home to roost.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 September 2020 11:04
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Seismic survey threatens endangered whales PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 22 May 2020 17:36

 https://georgiastrait.org/press/seismic-survey-threatens-endangered-whales/

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Image by Rachael Merrett.

As the oceans become quieter amidst the global pandemic, an application for seismic surveys off the West Coast of Vancouver Island threatens the recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales. This week, in response, a coalition of conservation groups has written to the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans to inform her that approval of the application would be illegal under the Species at Risk Act.

Recently, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University requested a permit under the federal Species at Risk Act to conduct geophysical surveys in the habitat of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. The seismic survey will produce high-intensity sound from an array of towed air guns through Southern Resident habitat, including areas designated as critical habitat. With only 72 remaining, the Southern Resident Killer whales are endangered under the Species at Risk Act. In May 2018, the government announced these whales face imminent threats to their survival and recovery.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2020 17:41
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the Leap Manifesto is 5 years old today PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 08:11

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 08:15
 
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