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New system alerts coastal First Nations about hazardous spills on land and water

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:03

"A new notification system and app that alerts coastal B.C. First Nations about oil or hazardous chemical spills on their lands and waters was recently launched.

The initiative was developed collaboratively between 12 First Nations and the province’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. The process was coordinated by Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative. " Read full article.

Petition for an Emergency Order for the Southern Resident Killer Whales under s. 80 of the Species at Risk Act

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Thu, 06/06/2024 - 11:36

When the federal government approved TMX, it undertook to protect southern resident Killer Whales. They've done too little, too late: the tankers are already cutting through critical habitat in the Salish Sea. View the full petition document.

Op-ed: Are aquaculture sustainability certifications broken?

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Mon, 04/29/2024 - 10:43

“Global retailers need to step out from behind the certification shield and make protecting pristine ecosystems a priority by refusing to buy salmon grown in protected areas or in production areas that have problems with pollution, fish diseases, and farmed fish escapees.” Read on...