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If you were wondering how the heat bubble of the Northwest and Canada impacted marine life, well, it ain’t good. Chris Harley smelled Kitsilano Beach before he even arrived. The odour permeating from the British Columbia beach in late June signified one thing — death. Extreme heat temperatures, rising up to 40 C in Vancouver, […]
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In case climate change wasn’t stressing the world’s species enough, human politics and failure to govern is driving many of them to extinction. The story of the monarch butterfly, an iconic species in the U.S. that unfortunately also has to cross human borders, is probably going to go extinct soon and a big part of […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On November 11, 2019
The story of how humans are turning the ocean into an ecologically barren trash-strewn watery desert is even more depressing than most contemporary environmental news. Researchers studying baby fish off the coast of Hawaii announced a troubling discovery on Monday.  Minuscule plastic particles are clustering at the ocean’s surface and mixing with critical sources of […]
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The news isn’t depressing enough. For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest. Normally four or five calves would be born each year among this fairly unique urban population of whales — pods […]
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