"Fairy Creek, The RCMP And A Win For Press Freedom"

"A coalition of journalism organizations, including The Narwhal, has won a court victory over the RCMP’s actions at the Fairy Creek logging blockades in B.C."

"“This is, without question, a watershed moment in the history of Canadian press freedom advocacy.”

That’s the view of Brent Jolly, president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, after a coalition of journalism organizations, including The Narwhal, won a hard-fought court victory over the RCMP’s actions at the Fairy Creek logging blockades.

Source: The Narwhal, 07/27/2021

Forest Conservation Case Tests B.C.’s Law To Protect Free Speech

"Lawyers say Todsen Design and Construction’s libel case against two individuals and the Qualicum Beach Preservation Society — each fighting to protect a small coastal Douglas fir forest from development — will test a fairly new provincial law designed to halt strategic lawsuits against public participation".

Source: The Narwhal, 07/15/2021

"Rare Whooping Cranes Raised For Wild as COVID Rules Relax"

"A year after pandemic precautions all but halted work to raise the world’s most endangered cranes for release into the wild, the efforts are back in gear. Fourteen long-legged, fuzzy brown whooping crane chicks — one more than in 2019 — are following their parents or costumed surrogates in facilities from New Orleans to Calgary, Canada."

Source: AP, 07/14/2021

As Climate Change Brings Extreme Heat Events, Human Health Is a Casualty

With heat waves driven by global warming pounding parts of the western United States this summer, environmental journalists mustn’t overlook the toll on especially vulnerable populations, among them disadvantaged groups, the elderly, those in low-income housing and more. The latest Issue Backgrounder helps reporters understand heat’s health effects, track heat-vulnerable populations and clarifies how communities can prepare and prevent the worst public health impacts.

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Canadian Governments Spent $23 Billion Supporting 3 Pipelines Since 2018

"A new report finds Canadian governments have provided billions to support pipelines — none of which have been completed to date — even as experts worry pipelines themselves undermine progress on climate goals".

Source: The Narwhal, 07/07/2021

"Inside The Pacheedaht Nation’s Stand On Fairy Creek Logging Blockades"

"Catapulted into the spotlight amid B.C.’s new war in the woods, Pacheedaht First Nation is asserting its right to decide how resources on its territory, including old-growth forests, are managed".

Source: The Narwhal, 07/06/2021


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