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FORESTRY CRISIS: Messages for community leaders

From the Interior to the Island to Metro Vancouver and its suburbs, British Columbia forest workers are facing the biggest threat in decades.

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Mining and the green economy

Radical improvements needed for metal mining to impact climate change as much as it needs to in coming decades.

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The City of Richmond's contorted relationship with fossil fuels

After voting to sue fuel companies for their role in climate change, local officials signed off on a jet-fuel pipeline project that will create decades of emissions. Awkward? Stewart Muir looks at the issue.

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How things were made right after the Mount Polley spill

Dr. 'Lyn Anglin, founding president and CEO of Geoscience BC, takes a look at what happened at the British Columbia copper and gold mine after its 2014 tailings accident.

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Another shipload of Canadian heavy oil sails for China

Despite some myths, crude oil from the Alberta oil sands has a ready market across the Pacific, writes Stewart Muir.

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Why I work in oil and gas – a personal narrative

Deidra Garyk is a Canadian energy advocate based in Calgary.  

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The shame "is on us" if we don't grasp opportunity

Agri-foods visionary Murad Al-Katib – Saskatchewan's lentil king – shared advice on pursuing resource options with Stewart Muir of Resource Works.

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Saskatchewan's resource reliance facing "unnecessary uncertainty"

Bronwyn Eyre, the province's minister of energy and resources, expressed frustration about constraints facing forestry, mining and energy opportunities. 

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Regional Canadian, U.S. policy leaders gather to scope out economic future

Resource Works is among sixty non-governmental organizations attending the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) 2019 summit, being held in Saskatoon July 21-25.

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The 1990s image of high cost, high emissions Canadian fossil fuels is now completely out of date

TRANSCRIPT: Canadian oil & gas should be on the global market, because greenhouse gas emissions will go down when Canadian products replace competing fuels from any other source in the world. Steve Laut of Canadian Natural Resources explained this trend.

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Swapping dirty cooking fuels for natural gas & LNG shows life-saving results

If all of India's households transitioned to clean fuels, 13% of premature mortality could be averted from the reduction in ambient pollution, says a recent study.

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How Resource Works became a Top 50 energy influencer in just five years

A consortium of Canadian universities including UVic and the University of Alberta, backed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, ranked our not-for-profit as one of the country's 50 most serious voices to be reckoned with in 2019. 

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How the Trans Mountain expansion will make Vancouver more affordable

The fact that British Columbia residents pay more in road fuel tax than just about anywhere in North America is a deliberate policy to reduce consumption and GHG emissions. 

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Vancouver’s council should examine other Canadian cities before committing to climate lawsuits

Last week, Vancouver City Council voted in favour of a motion to set the city on a path to pursue a lawsuit against major energy producers in an attempt to hold them liable for climate-change related damages. Stewart Muir analyses the situation and offers a way forward

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Universities fund $4.5 million fishing expedition to expose "conflicts of interest and malfeasance", but come up dry

The University of Victoria found $730,000 to be part of a $4.5 million, publicly funded corporate smear campaign against energy professionals. The end product is an amateurish grab bag of inaccurate information, writes Stewart Muir

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LNG offers massive advantages for the evolving global energy mix

If you have to burn a fossil fuel for power or heat, natural gas should be the first choice. Energy specialist Ian King makes the case for liquefied natural gas from British Columbia.

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Summer reading for resource people

Some books to haul to the cabin, mountaintop or beach this summer

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Blackwater mine means decades of high-paying jobs

New gold and silver mine in central British Columbia will contribute to social and economic well-being locally and in the entire province through expenditures on labour, goods, and services. 

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Getting over the rhetorical yelling on climate

Agriculture, air, fish, hydro, land, minerals, natural gas, oil, seafood, solar, water, wind, wood...there is no nation on earth blessed with a greater variety and abundance of natural resources than Canada.

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Why sustainably managed forests mean green jobs

Resource Works caught up with Jessica Kaknevicius (pictured), vice president of community engagement, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Project Learning Tree Canada, to hear about innovation and new ideas in forestry.

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