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    Burnaby residents complain of fumes from Kinder Morgan oil terminal

    Burnaby residents complain of fumes from Kinder Morgan oil terminal

    Residents of Burnaby's Westridge neighbourhood who have been affected by intense fumes coming from the nearby Kinder Morgan oil terminal.


    BC's Fiscal Mess: Hydro, LNG Numbers Don't Add Up

    BC to study air pollution impacts from proposed LNG plants

    The B.C. government will spend $650,000 to study potential air pollution impacts of proposed industrial developments — including liquefied natural gas plants — in the Kitimat area.



    Canada mulls crackdown on pesticide suspected of killing bees

    Canada mulls crackdown on pesticide suspected of killing bees

    The federal Health Department is proposing tighter rules for the use of a pesticide that is suspected of killing honey bees.


    Walmart applauded for pulling toxins from shelves

    Wal-Mart applauded for pulling toxins from shelves

    Wal-Mart will be requiring suppliers to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals from personal care products, cosmetics and cleaning products sold in its stores - earning the praise of consumer groups.



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    Cycling is smart but some cyclists need to get smarter

    Bicycles are an increasingly popular, affordable and practical transportation option. Many cities are making life easier for cyclists by building separated lanes, implementing bike-share programs and introducing regulations t...


    An ounce of prevention: Cancer and environmental toxins

    An ounce of prevention: Cancer and environmental toxins

    It is estimated that over 22,000 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and nearly ten times as many in the United States. Almost a quarter of these people will die. Nobody knows why. Yes, there are esta...



    American robins killed by DDT as shown in Michigan State University research in 1961.From Introduction to Ornithology, 3rd Edition, 1975

    Sick, Stupid and Sterile: The 50th Anniversary of ‘Silent Spring’

    In September 1962 – 50 years ago this month – a book was published which changed the way we looked at the post-World War Two chemical revolution. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring – a clarion call about the perils of pestic...


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    Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

    Watch this Youtube video from the Wilderness Committee’s Ben West. Currently Metro Vancouver is considering a plan which would lead to over half a million tonnes of garbage being incinerated every year. This would be a ma...