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    Costa Rican shark finning may be far worse than previously thought

    Costa Rican shark finning may be far worse than previously thought

    Read this Aug. 26 story from the Costa Rican Times story suggesting that the country’s underground shark finning industry may be far more prevalent that originally thought – as Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson has l...


    We can’t ignore the little things that keep us alive

    We can’t ignore the little things that keep us alive

    In our concern with protecting grizzlies and polar bears, whooping cranes and redwood trees, wolves and caribou, we give short shrift to the small creatures that keep the planet livable.



    Caught on camera: bears in natural environment

    Caught on camera: bears in natural environment

    Check out this  Aug. 13 video from motion-activated Alberta Parks cameras, capturing bears and other species in their natural environment. Watch Global TV video report on the cameras and bears – featuring interview with ...


    Life on Peace River threatened by dam

    Life on Peace River threatened by dam

    Peace Valley resident Caroline Beam describes life on the river and the myriad wildlife threatened by the proposed Site C Dam.



    Scientists work to solve mystery of dying bees

    Scientists work to solve mystery of dying bees

    Wild and domesticated bees are in trouble, which means we could be, too. Causes for declining bee populations are not entirely understood, but scientists are getting closer.


    State of World’s Birds Bleak but not Hopeless

    State of world’s birds bleak but not hopeless

    We can’t live without birds. Beyond being fascinating and beautiful, they play a crucial role in keeping the world habitable for all life, including people. They disperse seeds, pollinate plants, control insects, provide food...



    Ontario’s wildlife needs continued protection

    In the early 1970s, a significant shift occurred in the relationship between North Americans and the world we live in. People started to recognize that nature’s bounty isn’t bottomless and that human activities often strain...


    Big-picture Thinking Needed to Protect Nature

    Few places on Earth have been untouched by humans, according to a study in the journal Science. Satellite images taken from hundreds of kilometres above the planet reveal a world that we have irrevocably changed within a remark...



    Of Frogs and Fishes: Farms Spawn Lethal Diseases

    A lethal fungus has spread around the world, killing frogs at a rate 40,000 times faster than at any time since these amphibian species formed some 360 million years ago. Habitat loss is a factor, too, as wetlands are drained a...


    Photo of Jumbo Glacier by Trevor Florence

    Undemocratic Jumbo Resort Threatens Kootenay Grizzly Bears

    The Jumbo Ski Resort planned for the Purcell Mountains has been approved by the provincial government, which has put in place legislation for the area to become a municipality. The setting up of a municipality is so the governm...