Tag: environment

Invasive species in Canada are changing the environment and costing billions

VANCOUVER—For two decades experts have been carefully nursing a community of endangered northern leopard frogs in B.C.’s Kootenay region but invasive bullfrogs and fish threaten to muscle in, potentially swallowing years of work. Purnimia Govindarajulu, a small-mammal and herpetofauna specialist at B.C.’s Ministry of Environment, said disease and invasive fish already mean the endangered frogs…

What does Alberta pulling out of the federal climate plan mean for the environment?

EDMONTON AND VANCOUVER—After the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision to put the Trans Mountain expansion on hold, the Alberta government’s decision to opt out of the federal government’s climate plan wasn’t far behind. And the province’s move has left environmentalists and political observers perplexed. On Thursday morning, the court quashed the project approval based on…