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Articles tagged British Columbia

Oct. 25, 2013, 7:49 a.m.

West Coast States, B.C., To Align Carbon Reduction Efforts

Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia are set to announce a new regional pact that will align efforts to reduce carbon pollution.

Oct. 14, 2013, 3:01 p.m.

Mass Starfish Die-Off May Be Headed For Washington

In September, divers in Vancouver Harbour and Howe Sound near Vancouver, British Columbia, noticed the pizza-sized starfish known as sunflower stars wasting away and dying in large numbers.

July 23, 2013, 11 a.m.

Wildlife Officials Move Ahead With Killing Barred Owls

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that it will experiment with killing barred owls in Northwest forests to keep these aggressive birds from crowding out their more genteel cousins, the federally protected northern spotted owls.

July 9, 2013, 6:46 a.m.

Canada Defends Hydropower 'Entitlement' From U.S. Northwest

Every year, public utilities in the Northwest give British Columbia several hundred million dollars worth of electricity -- compensation for managing the upper Columbia River to minimize flooding and maximize hydropower downstream.

Nov. 7, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

Can Dumping Iron Into The Sea Fight Climate Change?

Climate and ocean scientists are questioning a "rogue" experiment off the Canadian coast. A native village dumped hundreds of tons of iron into the water to cause a bloom of plankton, which would then capture greenhouse gases.

April 16, 2012, 1 a.m.

Washington Not Ready For Implications Of B.C. Pipeline Expansion

Canadian pipeline operators are considering expanding the pipeline that brings oil from the Alberta oil sands to Western British Columbia. And we're not talking about your typical Alaska crude.

Nov. 29, 2011, 6 a.m.

More Reports of ISA in Wild and Farmed Salmon Uncovered

Infectious salmon anemia has killed millions of farmed salmon from Europe to South America. This fall, wild salmon in British Columbia were found to be carrying the ISA virus. However, the Canadian government denied those findings. EarthFix has obtained a scientific manuscript showing that the ISA virus may have been detected in wild salmon as early as 2002, but remained unpublished.