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British Columbia

08/03/15

Samuel Stime recently finished his graduate studies in environmental engineering at the University of British Columbia. During the last couple of years while a student, he has been working with the collective of students from SFU and UBC on the campaign to close the extractive industries institute hosted at the universities.

24/02/15
Author: 
Bill Bennett

From: Bill Bennett is the Minister of Energy and Mines for the province of British Columbia.

It’s unfortunate your editorial has seized upon the Mount Polley mine tailings storage facility failure to undermine the long tradition of respectful relations and co-operation between British Columbia and Alaska on mining development and environmental protection.

21/01/15
Author: 
Earth Institute

Abstract.  Global surface temperature in 2014 was +0.68°C (~1.2°F) warmer than the 1951-1980 base period in the GISTEMP analysis, making 2014 the warmest year in the period of instrumental data, but the difference from the prior warmest year (2010), less than 0.02°C, is within uncertainty of measurement.  The eastern two-thirds of the contiguous United States was persistently cool in 2014, cooler than the 1951-1980 average in all seasons.  Record warmth at a time of only marginal El Niño conditions confirms that there is no “hiatus” of global warming, only a moderate slowdown since 2

21/01/15
Author: 
Tamsyn Burgmann

Criticism of a proposed mine by an environmental group and allegations of defamation by the project’s owner have landed both parties in B.C. Supreme Court.

Taseko Mines Ltd. launched the lawsuit after the Wilderness Committee claimed during a 2012 public comment period that the New Prosperity mine could destroy Fish Lake.

The proposed gold and copper mine, 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, was undergoing a federal environmental assessment when the statements were made.

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