The scene was primordial. We were following a rickety moss-covered boardwalk through a rain forest of immense trees and wild growth.
Moss and fungi clung to fallen trees and logs. Huckleberry and thimbleberry bushes sprouted. Delicate sword ferns carpeted the forest floor.
A federal review panel weighing the future of a stalled gold and copper mine in the B.C. Interior is wondering just what, exactly, the panel is supposed to be assessing in the wake of federal changes to the environmental assessment process.
The billion-dollar New Prosperity mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd. was already rejected once by a previous Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency panel, although it received provincial approval.
Enviros, other opponents say vast 'giveaway' looms with scant public input
A British Columbia government bill that would radically shift the management of public forests is drawing criticism from environmental groups, the head of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and opposition politicians.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (All day)
Globe & Mail
An alliance of four Indian bands has expressed support for a new national park reserve in the South Okanagan, a hot, dry region where sweeping pine forests give way to natural grasslands and sagebrush flats.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 (All day)
Run-of-river projects have come under harsh criticism in recent years for salmonid kills
B.C.'s run-of-river power industry has commissioned an independent foundation to study its effect on salmon and other fish.