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B.C. rejects Northern Gateway citing spill response, environmental concerns

B.C. rejects Northern Gateway citing spill response, environmental concerns

In its final submission to the Joint Review Panel, the Province of British Columbia issued a resounding ‘no’ to approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.

Vancouver Observer: Oil sands pipelines not good for BC economy, CRED Conversation panelists say

Vancouver Observer: Oil sands pipelines not good for BC economy, CRED Conversation panelists say

It was a business advocate’s perspective on oil pipelines in BC that sparked a spontaneous round of applause at a public discussion themed “Will new oil pipelines benefit BC businesses?” Dressed in a suit and tie, Hastings Crossing BIA executive director Wes Regan spoke at the Wednesday event, hosted by Citizens for Responsible Economic Development […]

More bang for your buck? The ripple effects of pipelines on the B.C. economy

More bang for your buck? The ripple effects of pipelines on the B.C. economy

During a recent radio interview with CKNW’s Bill Good, Dr. Rashid Sumaila and others discussed an important question about the relative benefits of pipeline development in British Columbia.

Dr. Dana Miller

Flagging out, fleeing responsibility: why flags of convenience are probably an inconvenience for fish

The common practice of ‘flagging out’, otherwise known as using ‘flags of convenience’ (FoCs) within the international shipping sector has contributed to the competitively low pricing of imported products.

CKNW radio – The Bill Good Show: Pros and cons of pipeline expansion in BC

Dr. Rashid Sumaila and others discuss the pros and cons of pipeline expansion in BC with CKNW’s Bill Good. If BC doesn’t build more pipelines, what’s the economic alternative? These are some of the questions that will be explored at the first “Credible Conversations forum”. British Columbians from various backgrounds have come together to form […]

Globe and Mail: What Norway did with its oil and we didn’t

When oil was discovered in the Norwegian continental shelf in 1969, Norway was very aware of the finite nature of petroleum, and didn’t waste any time legislating policies to manage the new-found resource in a way that would give Norwegians long-term wealth, benefit their entire society and make them competitive beyond just a commodities exporter. […]

CBC News: Ocean acidification affecting Arctic at fast pace

CBC News: Ocean acidification affecting Arctic at fast pace

Scientists are raising the alarm as the Arctic Ocean is becoming more acidic, and at a more rapid pace than other oceans. Rashid Sumaila, with the University of British Columbia, is one of 60 scientists at the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme who took part in an international study on Arctic Ocean acidification. The group […]

World Oceans Day 2013 at the Fisheries Centre – Friday, June 7

To mark the occasion of World Oceans Day 2013 on Friday, June 7, the UBC Fisheries Centre will be hosting a panel discussion, featuring: Dr. Simon Donner, Assistant Professor, Geography Dr. Tony Farrell, Chair, Sustainable Aquaculture and Professor, Zoology and Land and Food Systems Dr. Maite Maldonado, Associate Professor/Canada Research Chair II Earth, Ocean & […]

CTV News: Arctic Ocean acidifying from greenhouse gasses, study suggests

An international study suggests greenhouse gases are acidifying the Arctic Ocean at a faster rate than any of the world’s southern seas. “What we know is that ocean acidification is actually stronger in the Arctic than in southern waters,” said Rashid Sumalia, a University of British Columbia researcher, who is one of 60 authors of […]

Arctic Ocean acidification video from AMAP

Arctic Ocean acidification video from AMAP

The following video was created as part of Dr. Sumaila’s work on ocean acidification with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council. Arctic Ocean Acidification (2013) – Full (12 minute) version from AMAP on Vimeo.