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"Shifting the forestry paradigm" requires getting down to serious efforts – but not violence

Those in positions of responsibility must work to lower the temperature on a brewing "war in the woods"

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Why oil sands producers say they need it

Do changing attitudes about oil, and projected shifts in global demand for it over coming decades, affect whether the Canadian pipeline is needed? Stewart Muir looks at what oil sands companies are telling investors about this.

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Danish scientists say old-growth forests' climate role overestimated by 1/3

Incorrectly analyzed data led to mistaken view about the climate mitigation impact of old and unmanaged forests.

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Here's the real story on Fairy Creek and the future of responsible forestry

If all your information is from high-volume advertising campaigns, the following might come as a surprise: the Fairy Creek watershed near British Columbia's Port Renfrew is not at risk because of forestry. 

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Meeting Canada's aggressive green targets a tall order

OPINION: In this commentary for Resource Works, Jock Finlayson and Denise Mullen of the Business Council of British Columbia explain what a green recovery from COVID-19 might actually look like – and what it might cost. 

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Go for the gold, BC

BC finds a silver lining in exploration investments but won't strike gold without reform. Without regulatory and tax reforms, BC may lose two-thirds of its mines by 2040.

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Natural gas: a way forward for BC and First Nations

Natural gas makes our province an energy giant. But what is LNG, and what does it mean for BC? Josiah Haynes explores.

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How Canadian pipelines reduce global emissions

Want to bring down global emissions? Clean Canadian energy can help, but we'll need pipelines to do it.

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Not your grandparents' oil

With emissions reduced by over 30% since 1990, the Canadian oilsands continue to find innovative ways to reduce emissions and conserve the natural environment.

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Metro Vancouver council rejects "fossil fuel treaty" that would seek to end thousands of B.C. jobs

Mayors’ assembly debating the proposal pondered environmental, social and economic aspects before landing on its decision.

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What's our shared future in BC's forests?

Myths abound about how forestry is done in British Columbia. More than ever, sound judgment and respect for the facts are needed. We've put together some resources to help with that.

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Killing 10 million fish & eggs "unfortunate"

Minister Jordan stands by her decision to cut 1,500 coastal jobs, knocking out almost 25% of BC's salmon farming industry and culling 10.7 million fish and eggs.

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Carbon trading: opportunity and obstacles

With its energy exports to Asia reducing world-wide emissions, Canada could benefit from an international carbon credit trading agreement. But flawed carbon accounting and insufficient liquidity in the international market stand in the way.

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Look North for Canada’s future

Northern communities are increasingly ready to play their part, contribute and benefit from this new era, writes Sean Willy.

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What's next for Canada’s water?

Canada boasts an impressive abundance of water resources, but jurisdictional overlap and over-regulation are drying up opportunities. As the federal government plans a new Canada Water Agency, stakeholders urge greater consultation.

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Red tape hurts investment in Canada

The biggest hold-up is split processes, both provincial and federal, whether it’s cutting permits for forestry or mining assessments. Walter Cobb explains.

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Fossil fuels: here for a long future

This Valentine's Day weekend, Arctic chills froze wind turbines and blackouts descended on Texas. Demand for gas soared as homes were left without heat. 

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No pipeline? Then oil moves by rail

Gulf Coast refineries need Alberta's heavy oil. But without Keystone XL, that oil will move by rail instead of pipeline. That's bad news for jobs, and it's bad news for our environment. 

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“Seeing Red: BC's last primary forests” map weaves an artful fiction about forestry

BEHIND THE NEWS: ResourceWorks News takes a look at how GIS data is being employed to create a highly misleading picture of forest practices. What we discover is confusing, to say the least.

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Hydrogen: the future and the fine print

Hydrogen makes a splash with the promise of jobs, green energy, and an emerging industry. But what stands in the way?

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