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In my solar garden, I grow food energy in the form of strawberries, but I also grow raw energy in the form of electricity. And then I sell that electrical energy, just like strawberries – well, maybe if I had time to attend farmer’s markets.

A cartoon in the January 26 edition of the Globe and Mail depicts two figures dancing with glee near an oil tower while a man in surveyor’s garb tells his friend: “We’ve struck cauliflower!!!” It’s a humorous take

Shawnigan Lake is a community that has decided to stand up and stand together to protect its drinking water.

I have been asked for my opinion of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement (GBRA) several times since it was announced by the BC government in February, 2016.


18 Swamp, Peatland, Bog
Whatever you call them, these soggy places are a special part of the functioning of our planet, both for other living creatures and for carbon storage. We asked the folks at Burns Bog Conservation Society to explore these wetlands for us.

30 Sarita Tsunami
On a clear day in 2026, the local LNG facility gets in the way of nature. Keith Wyton outlines the the results vividly.


3 News Shorts
Russia goes GMO-free and other international news

4 Site C...

The Great Lakes ecosystem forms about twenty per cent of the world supply of fresh water. The region is home to approximately 42 million people, one-third of which are Canadian, residing mainly in large metropolitan areas along the shores of the lakes. Millions of residents rely on their drinking water from the lakes.

This updated release of the Great Lakes Nuclear Hot Spots Map, April 2013, provides a detailed regional, binational view of nuclear facilities in the Great Lakes Region. With the exception of Lake Superior, each of the Great Lakes has numerous nuclear sites related to...

From Showcase to Basket Case: Before Gordon Campbell became Premier in 2001, British Columbians were concerned that he would privatize BC Hydro. The Liberals’ New Era platform was small consolation with its promise to “protect BC Hydro and all of its core assets ... under public ownership.” Voters could “be confident that [a Liberal] government will protect [their] interests,” and would not “play politics with BC Hydro.” Sure thing.

The First Energy Plan
Campbell wasted no time carving up BC Hydro, without quite breaking the New Era commitment...

Caleb Behn is a 34 year old Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne-Za lawyer from Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern BC. He is currently working for the West Moberly First Nation, one of only two First Nations still contesting the Site C dam in the courts, as Director of the Lands department. He is also the Executive Director of the Keepers Of The Water Society, a non-profit focused on watershed stewardship and advocacy throughout the Arctic drainage basin.

See part 2 of this series: Whose Canada Infrastructure Bank?

Early October saw an unusual addition to some of the world’s top financial publications, as BBC Earth published its “Earth Index” in the Wall Street Journal, The Times, the Singapore Business Times, and the Economic Times of India.