From Appalachia to India, research has uncovered the potential harms open-pit coal mining has on the environment and human health. In this second instalment of our series, ‘The True Cost of Coal’, we take a look at the impacts of coal mining to human health.
The Secret's Out!
Wildsight News : Southern Rockies
Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Louisiana Pacific (LP) is building a new road and is about to log important habitat for endangered mountain caribou. Multiple mountain caribou sightings in and adjacent to planned cut-blocks have been reported to the provincial government. Despite sightings of the endangered caribou, Louisiana Pacific is in the … Continued
At times most of us have felt that we are nothing but a voice in the wilderness. We speak out to industry or government and little seems to change. A letter is written with no reply nor result and we question whether it is worth it. It is worth it; when we speak out, change … Continued
Montana sets selenium pollution limit for Koocanusa, while BC stalls Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a new, lower limit for selenium pollution limit in Lake Koocanusa in Montana based on six years of study from a group of scientists on both sides of the border. The evidence is in: to … Continued
A survey is seeking feedback on the Koocanusa Recreation Strategy until March 28. Please take a minute to support this recreation strategy and help to restore balance to the landscape.
There is a growing global movement to protect nature. More than 75% of the earth has been significantly altered by human activities and 66% of the ocean is experiencing direct impacts from people. In response, governments around the world are committing to protecting 30% of their lands and waters to fend off the biodiversity crisis … Continued
Canada is 9.985 million square km, stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Arctic Oceans. We’re the second largest country in the world. We have boreal forests and Rocky Mountains, prairies and rugged coastlines. Both beauty and biodiversity are remarkably varied from sea to shining sea. So when the federal government committed to … Continued
The Rocky Mountains are one of the most iconic and biologically significant mountain ranges in the world. Stretching almost 5,000 kilometres from northern British Columbia to the arid reaches of the US Southwest, these spectacular mountains support a vast array of species and provide an essential corridor to maintain genetic diversity for grizzly bears throughout … Continued
Even though Lake Koocanusa is more than a hundred kilometres downstream of Teck’s coal mines in the Rocky Mountains, selenium pollution flowing from the mines is a real danger to fish who call the reservoir home. The still waters of the 145km long reservoir that runs from B.C. into Montana allow even low concentrations of … Continued
British Columbia has more than 600,000 kilometres of resource roads. Every year, an additional 10,000 kilometres are added. These roads are constructed primarily for logging, mining exploration and development. While these roads play an important role for resource industries, they remain long after their industrial use has come to an end. Unfortunately, there is no … Continued