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    Species At Risk

    BC Hydro breaks promises in logging eagle’s nest for Site C Dam; May have lacked permits

    BC Hydro's clearcut logging this past weekend at the location of the proposed Site C Dam broke promises to care for active eagles' nests and may have lacked federal permits, critics charge.


    Rafe: What Tom Mulcair must do to become Prime Minister

    Tom Mulcair could pull off an upset and become Prime Minister, says Rafe Mair, but only if he wins over BC by opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline.



    Suzuki- Time to end grisly trophy hunt

    Suzuki: Time to end grisly trophy hunt

    Citizens are ready for a ban on the grizzly trophy hunt, but government - which takes money from the industry - isn't getting the message, says David Suzuki.


    Suzuki: Bees matter, so restricting neonics is the right thing to do

    Ontario's proposed restrictions on the use of neonics is good for bees - which is good for us all, says David Suzuki. But the pesticide industry is fighting hard to block the changes.



    Ontario beekeepers sue pesticide makers for $450 million

    Ontario beekeepers sue neonicotinoid pesticide makers for $450 million

    A $450-million proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against the producers of neonicotinoid pesticides on behalf of two large family-owned Ontario honey producers.


    Mount Polley highlights risk of Red Chris, KSM tailings dam failures

    Mount Polley highlights risk of Red Chris, KSM tailings dam failures

    Mount Polley shows the risk to salmon from 3 major BC mine proposals near Alaska - KSM, Red Chris and Tulsequah Chief. The largest, KSM, is under federal review, with 1 week remaining for public comment.



    Vancouver Aquarium can keep cetaceans, with breeding restrictions

    Vancouver Aquarium can keep cetaceans, with breeding restrictions

    The Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously to allow the aquarium to keep cetaceans in captivity at a special meeting Thursday night, with new restrictions on breeding.


    Healthy Newfoundland bees may help solve mystery of global collapse

    Healthy Newfoundland bees may help solve mystery of global collapse

    Newfoundland's healthy honeybees are an increasing draw for researchers in the race to understand why colonies across much of the globe are dying off.



    Orcas face triple threat - Vessel noise, pollution, lack of food

    Orcas face triple threat: Vessel noise, pollution, lack of food

    Triple threats of pollution, vessel noise and lack of food are making it hard for southern orcas to grow beyond an estimated population of 80, says a decade-long US study.


    David Suzuki-Time to save bees and ban neonic pesticides

    David Suzuki: Time to save bees and ban neonic pesticides

    A new report warns it's time for Canada to follow Europe's lead and ban neonic pesticides, which kill bees and other species without boosting crop yields - says David Suzuki.