A frustrated fish scientist

A frustrated fish scientist r1 ... View archive version Since we wrote last week, 40 readers have become monthly members of The Narwhal to support the work of Sharon J. Riley (pictured) in Alberta.

In case you missed it, last week Alberta elected a majority conservative government that's promising to accelerate approvals of new oil and gas projects and axe support for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

To keep our born-and-raised Alberta reporter, Sharon, on the ground as a full-time watchdog on environmental and energy issues, we need 100 new monthly members to sign up by the end of the month.

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By Larry Pynn
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Imperial Metals' plan to drill in Skagit headwaters spawns cross-border backlash

By Judith Lavoie
On the edge of B.C.’s popular Manning Park is an unprotected patch of land called the ‘Doughnut Hole,’ where the company responsible for the Mount Polley mine disaster is proposing exploratory drilling for a copper mine many say will violate a 1984 Canada-U.S. treaty. Read more.

B.C. stalls on promise to enact endangered species law

By Sarah Cox

The province is home to more species at risk than any other and is one of only three provinces that lacks stand-alone legislation to protect endangered species. Read more.

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