Finishing the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements feels like climbing Mount Everest: the air is getting thinner, the peak is in sight. With just one last push, we will reach it.
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By Sue Andrews I kind-of fell into volunteering for Sierra Club BC. Our Greenpeace local group offered to help organize the Defend our Climate march last May and I liked working with the Sierra group so much, I simply never stopped. Like many Sierra Club BC volunteers, I still volunteer with other organizations whose values […]
The stars were so bright they seemed to be intently watching us as we took delicate measurements of the bat’s wings and ears. “Anything below about 10 degrees Celsius and it becomes hard for the bats to stay warm at night”, explained Dr. Cori Lausen, one of North America’s foremost bat research specialists. I joined […]
Last week, I applied to participate in the National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline.
New reports by the World Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers warn that the world is on a path to catastrophic global warming. International progress to fight climate change is outpaced by the speed and impacts of global warming.1 The science is clear: despite the lack of international agreements each jurisdiction should seek to reduce emissions as much […]
B.C.’s coastal rainforest is the best carbon storehouse of the province. Other forest lands, too, have great potential as allies in the fight against climate change—if we nurture and maintain their carbon-absorbing capacity.
B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions quadruple when emissions from fossil fuel exports and forests are counted, according to a Sierra Club BC report released on September 13.
A new report released today by Sierra Club BC – Carbon at Risk: BC’s Unprotected Old-growth Rainforest – shows that one year of logging old-growth rainforest in southwest B.C.is responsible for releasing approximately 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
One year of logging old-growth forests in southwestern British Columbia blows away a year of carbon emissions reductions made through climate-change fighting initiatives like the carbon tax, says a Sierra Club report released today.
One year of logging old-growth rainforest on Vancouver Island and the south coast eliminates B.C.’s progress in reducing annual emissions, a new Sierra Club BC report shows.