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Tree-ring data suggest B.C. is facing harshest droughts in 350 years

May 11, 2016 0 Comments

MARK HUME VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:02PM EDT British Columbia is facing droughts more severe than any in the past 350 years, according to....

Drones, dogs and DNA the latest weapons against invasive species

Feb 10, 2016 0 Comments

The Canadian Press, February 3, 2016  RICHMOND, B.C. — Field technicians on the hunt for invasive species used to go on foot, by canoe or relied on....

Think what’s happening with Flint’s water supply can’t happen in Canada? Think again

Feb 03, 2016 0 Comments

BY MICHELLE MCQUIGGE, THE CANADIAN PRESS  TORONTO — Water toxicity experts estimate that roughly 10 per cent of Canadians are at risk of being exposed to lead....

Rain and snow melt make up a third of global rivers, says University of Calgary researcher

Jan 27, 2016 0 Comments

CBC News Posted: Jan 20, 2016  Researchers from the University of Calgary have discovered that roughly one-third of water flowing into rivers around the world is "young water"....

Fighting invasive mussels: ‘When you’ve got ‘em, you’ve got ‘em’

Jan 25, 2016 0 Comments

The Spokesman Review THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016  Idaho and a few surrounding states are the last places where invasive quagga and zebra mussels haven’t taken hold, Montana Rep.....

B.C. farmers seek compensation in treaty renewal

Jan 20, 2016 0 Comments

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 Posted Jan. 14th, 2016 by Tom Walker  - The Western Producer There have been a lot of changes in agriculture in the Pacific Northwest since the Columbia....

Meteorologist predicts variation on El Nino pattern: A wet PNW winter

Jan 06, 2016 0 Comments

An Eastern Washington University meteorologist says he has a different take on what El Nino will do this winter in the Northwest. By MITCH LIES For the Capital....

Boat inspections keep mussels out of Alberta

Dec 18, 2015 0 Comments

Posted Dec. 11th, 2015 by Barb Glen  The province’s inspectors conducted almost 22,000 watercraft inspections this year and monitored 66 water bodies  Zebra mussels hitched a ride into....