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What We Learned About Canada’s Environment in 2014

As far as Canada's federal government was concerned, the environment was a non-issue in 2014. Protesters and First Nations begged to differ. Also: Dumpcano.
Sarah Berman
12.23.14
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First Nations Are Blockading an Imperial Metals Mine, and the RCMP May Intervene

First Nations opposition to Mount Polley’s soon-to-be-opened sister mine is heating up in northern British Columbia. As Imperial Metals applies for a court order to remove protesters, activists are gearing up for a possible clash with RCMP.
Sarah Berman
10.6.14
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Reporting From the First Nations Resistance Camp That's Evicting Mining Companies Around Mount Polley

After a man-made lake full of mining waste spilled in British Columbia in early August, locals have been up in arms about the residual damage caused. We visited an active First Nations mining resistance camp that sits eight kilometres away from the...
Sarah Berman
8.29.14
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The Mt Polley Mine Disaster Has Produced a Mysterious Blue Substance

In the aftermath of the Mount Polley mine disaster, scientists have discovered a mystery blue wax that stings like a jellyfish.
David P. Ball
8.28.14
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The Mount Polley Tailings Pond Disaster Has Sparked a First Nation Blockade

The collapse of a man-made lake full of mining waste in BC last week sparked outrage among environmentalists the world over. Now a First Nations group in a town 12 hours north has established a blockade at a separate mining development owned by the...
Sarah Berman
8.14.14
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Tailings Ponds Are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of

Last Monday, a "tailings pond" dam holding waste from Polley gold and copper mine in British Columbia broke, spilling billions of gallons of toxic sludge out into pristine lakes and streams. Environmentalists say these dams are disasters in the making...
Peter Moskowitz
8.7.14