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China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk

A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
Becky Ferreira
7.9.18
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The Uglier Side of Portugal's Dreamy Beaches

Photographer Diogo Andrade documented what happens to summer dream destinations when you build first and think later.
Diogo Andrade
6.10.16
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Kangaroo Farts Are Unlocking Ways to Tackle Climate Change

Skippy may be the solution to Australia's reliance on gassy, environmentally destructive livestock.
Wendy Syfret
11.6.15
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Black Goo, the Environment, and the End of the World

Douglas Coupland looks to the past to find an answer for the impending environmental apocalypse of the extreme present.
Douglas Coupland
10.7.15
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A ‘Massive Deposit’ of Mining Waste from British Columbia’s Mount Polley Mine Spill Is Still Lingering

The 2014 spill was and remains the worst environmental mining disaster in Canadian history.
Carol Linnitt
8.6.15
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Local Governments in Canada Say the Feds' Response to Vancouver Fuel Spill Was Too Slow

Politicians blamed each other for delayed spill response last week, as many popular Vancouver beaches remain closed.
Sarah Berman
4.15.15
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The Heiltsuk Nation Is Occupying a Government Office to Stop Commercial Herring Fishing in British Columbia

Chief Marilyn Slett has declared that if the feds don't have the authority to shut down commercial herring fisheries, the Heiltsuk Nation would.
Sarah Berman
4.2.15
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Victoria Is Still Cleaning Up Last Century’s Toxic Mess

Eleven years and $138 million after cleanup efforts began, one of Canada's most toxic sites remains a work in progress.
Sarah Berman
2.26.15
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Indigenous Canadians Are Fighting the Uranium Mining Industry

A group of remote northern Dene trappers are fighting to preserve some of their traditional land from exploitation.
Michael Toledano
2.11.15
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Did Fracking Cause an Earthquake in Alberta?

So far there's no conclusive proof, but fracking has been connected to earthquakes in other places, and British Columbia is already cracking down.
Mack Lamoureux
2.9.15
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An Oil Boom Is Ravaging an Indian Reservation in North Dakota

MHA Nation has collected about $1 billion in oil money since the fracking bonanza took off in 2008, but life for most tribe members has only gotten bleaker since then.
Cole Stangler
11.25.14
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Angry Venetians Are Sick of Cruise-Ship Pollution

Cruise ships have been ploughing their way through Venice’s canals—and depositing huge amounts of pollution into the water in the process—for the past couple of decades. Local environmentalists aren’t happy about this, and they spent Saturday marching...
Pietro Minto
6.9.14