Caribou populations in Jasper National Park are in deep trouble. Of three southern mountain woodland caribou herds managed by Parks Canada, one — the Maligne herd — is now considered extirpated, or locally extinct, while the other two are dangerously small, according to the Jasper National Park’s Species at Risk report. Worse, neither […]
Is this the work of waves, a prankster or supernatural beings? The mystery of the white lines on a B.C. beach
First Nations leader says grid of shell fragments caused by ‘square waves’; scientist says it looks man made. An Indigenous leader from Haida Gwaii, B.C., says mysterious white lines he saw on a local beach are naturally created, but a scientist affiliated with the federal government is skeptical. On Monday, Billy […]
Bold wolves roaming a Kananaskis Country campsite have prompted a warning from authorities Bold wolves roaming a Kananaskis Country campsite have prompted a warning from authorities. Alberta Parks issued the wolf warning at Sundance Lodges in the Evan-Thomas Provincial Recreation Area on Sept. 1 until further notice. Keep you eyes […]
It’s not unusual to see bears and other wildlife in Whistler, B.C., Canada, but one bear seemed to want to get a taste of the high life recently. In July 2020, a black bear wandered into the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in the world-renown ski resort’s […]
Southern Alberta’s weed grazing goats are back at it again. Through a pilot project, they’re helping the Blood Tribe with their fight against the leafy spurge — an invasive weed threatening the diverse plant species on the reserve. “We have such a vast amount of land here and […]
The Vancouver Aquarium will shut down again on September 7th, saying it’s losing too much money with COVID-19 restrictions on visitors. The aquarium says it will be a different attraction when it re-opens. See more on Global News here.
Although bears occasionally walk through main street in Revelstoke BC, Canada, this is the first one a black bear explores the local liquor store on the inside!
Two more Asian giant hornets have been found in Washington state, just 13 kilometres from B.C.’s border. The insects, formally known as Vespa mandarinia but sometimes called ‘murder hornets,’ are invasive to the region and known to devastate honeybee colonies. In July, the WSDA captured its first-ever live Asian giant […]
Analysis shows temporarily stopping fishing would lead to gains of up to 10 times above the status quo after 30 years. At least a quarter of major fish stocks in Canada are in decline, but efforts to rebuild them — such as closing fisheries or setting catch limits […]
From time to time, the problems we all face can seem overwhelming. Headlines on environmental stories these days can be shocking, sometimes even terrifying, when they talk about collapse of biodiversity and loss of large wildlife species, massive insect die-offs, and pollution affecting large waterways and lands. But […]