A new study from researchers at Simon Fraser University argues that hundreds of small flood-control structures in the lower Fraser River are robbing salmon and other fish of valuable habitat while creating conditions for non-native species to flourish. From The Vancouver Sun‘s profile of the research: “The study looked at five sites with flood-control structures and five without in […]
The Government of Canada currently has an open, online feedback opportunity for comments and ideas to inform Canada’s new strategic framework on climate change. Topics include: General ideas on addressing climate change How and where to reduce emissions Ideas for clean technology, innovation, and jobs Preparing for the impacts of climate change Putting a price […]
The Canadian Water Resources Association, BC Branch, has a special presentation as part of their upcoming AGM: Floodplains by Design: Lessons from Our US Colleagues May 11th, 2016 1:00-4:30 pm Surrey City Hall, Room 418 13450 104 Ave, Surrey BC The BC Branch is pleased to announce that Bob Carey, of The Nature Conservancy, will […]
The Fraser Basin Council is now accepting applications for their Elizabeth Henry Scholarship: Apply now for a $2,000 scholarship for research on communities and environmental health! Applications for the inaugural Elizabeth Henry Scholarship are being accepted now through May 10, 2016. The scholarship supports graduate students working on BC-based research projects that are addressing environmental […]
Free screening of the documentary ‘This Changes Everything’: Tuesday May 10th Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 W Georgia St 6 pm Panel discussion to follow.
This Earth Day, consider how marine life is faring with warming ocean temperatures. From the David Suzuki Foundation: “Short-term oceanographic events, such as El Niño and the Pacific ‘blob’ — an enormous area of unusually warm water in the North Pacific — demonstrate that while oceans may be relatively stable, they aren’t immune to temperature […]
Check out these two job postings related to climate and the environment: Student Energy: Community Manager One year contract, full time Vancouver, BC with some location flexibility Deadline to apply: May 5th Student Energy is seeking an entrepreneurial and creative candidate for a position being added to the rapidly growing organization, our global Community Manager. […]
Natural Resources Canada has just published a new national assessment of Canada’s marine coasts. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was also one of the reviewers of this assessment. From the summary: Coasts are an important component of the Canadian identity, economy and culture. Fronting on three oceans— Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific—Canada’s coasts, the longest in […]