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B.C. lowers rebate cap on electric vehicles, triggers industry backlash

B.C. lowers rebate cap on electric vehicles, triggers industry backlash

On Tuesday, B.C.'s $4,000 rebate for vehicles deemed electric 'cars' was restricted to models that cost $50,000 or less — a $5,000 reduction from the previous cap.
Dinosaurs come to Vancouver to get you thinking about extinction

Dinosaurs come to Vancouver to get you thinking about extinction

Dubbed 'Life at the Edge,' the exhibit aims to give visitors a peek into deep time, and bring them closer to the processes that could threaten human extinction.
Mass mortality event kills hundreds of tonnes of B.C. farmed salmon

Mass mortality event kills hundreds of tonnes of B.C. farmed salmon

DFO and operator attribute mass die-off to low oxygen, but one scientist who visited one far-flung site in a kayak worries the real cause could be more complicated.
'Grolar' hybrid bears confirmed in Canadian study

'Grolar' hybrid bears confirmed in Canadian study

Few hybrid bears suggest Canadian polar bears not yet getting 'genetically swamped' by grizzlies, say researchers
B.C. coal mining company penalized $41,100

B.C. coal mining company penalized $41,100

Between 2020 and 2023, the company failed to properly monitor mine waste flowing into a nearby fish-bearing tributary, according to a recent decision.
Fired B.C. environmental officer who feared for safety given years of back pay, job back

Fired B.C. environmental officer who feared for safety given years of back pay, job back

Former Canadian environmental officer who feared for her life at work wins multi-year case. The labour board ruling raises concerns she was fired as an example to other government employees.
B.C. Youth Climate Corps backed by province to expand operations

B.C. Youth Climate Corps backed by province to expand operations

Government money allows Youth Climate Corps BC to more than triple its annual budget and expand across the province to places like Squamish, southern Vancouver Island and the northeast.
Canadian minister waited too long to recommend spotted owl emergency order, judge rules

Canadian minister waited too long to recommend spotted owl emergency order, judge rules

The ruling found Canada's environment minister waited too long to issue a call to halt logging threatening the B.C. owl. It could guide future action on endangered species in Canada.
Flat tax on big polluters could fund basic income, finds UBC study

Flat tax on big polluters could fund basic income, finds UBC study

Authors say flat tax on companies who release carbon emissions and overexploit natural resources could largely fund a basic income program, while boosting Canada's GDP by $541 billion
Canada launches coastal flooding alert system

Canada launches coastal flooding alert system

System meant to warn Canadians of high-impact coastal flooding events, give emergency authorities time to prepare.