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A Community Prepared

The tight-knit community of Anacla prepares for a predicted earthquake; can neighbouring communities learn from them?

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On the Rise

Green roofs are on the rise for their environmental benefits and their ability to bring communities together.

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What About the Salmon Sharks?

A seasoned Alaskan diver highlights the need for more information about salmon shark populations and their conservation.

Scientist Faces Fallout

Death threats have not deterred a scientist from reporting data about negligible Fukushima radiation on the BC coast.

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New Roots

UBC Forestry teaches skills to Chinese transfer students in an investment that has benefited BC’s forest industry.

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Conferring with the Conifers

Conifer trees in the forests of British Columbia use different survival tactics to deal with wildfire.

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A Fitting Solution

Many used items of clothing are simply tossed into the garbage, but this does not have to happen.

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To Bee or Not to Bee

With minuscule tracking devices glued to their backs, bees are valuable research subjects to psychologists studying memory and learning.

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Going Strawless

Local grassroots organizations aim to reduce wasteful plastic straw usage in the bar and restaurant industry.

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Plastic Oceans

The continued growth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is motivating advocates to find innovative ways to clean it up.

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Urban Homesteader

With a few inexpensive, eco-friendly lifestyle changes, helping Mother Nature has never been so easy. Here are a few options to consider adopting in your everyday life.

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Future Harvests

Innovative UBC program provides a new generation of farmers with agricultural education and hands-on experience.

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The Repair Economy

Re-using and recycling old technology is just the first step in reducing the environmental impacts of electronic waste in our world.

Rescuing Chester

False killer whale, Chester, arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium near death. But he not only survived – he thrived!

Growing Alternatives

From mushroom surfboards to bamboo bicycles and hemp beer: once futuristic, eco-friendly alternatives are available now.

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The Denim Dilemma

With the global popularity of disposable fashion comes the increasing destruction of the world’s water sources and ecosystems. Your $30 jeans may feel good and look fashionable, but what price does the environment pay?

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Waste Not, Want Not

Cowpower BC is a non-profit organization that creates sustainable energy from manure. While similar energy production already exists in countries such as Germany and China, Cowpower is helping British Columbia contribute to a sustainable future.

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Diversity Threatened

The plight of a few endangered species (such as the Javan rhinoceros and giant panda) has been widely publicized, but there are many lesser-known species across the Pacific Rim which are facing similar threats.

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The Pacific Rim in Numbers

This collection of facts relates to various articles published in the 2015 issue of Pacific Rim Magazine. From beekeepers to chopsticks, cups of coffee to endangered animals, we examine the Pacific Rim in numbers.

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Debunking Jaws

The great white shark is not the villainous, vengeful killer Hollywood would have you believe.

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The Daiichi Dilemma

Fears of radioactive contamination remain as Fukushima attempts to rebuild.

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Reincarnating Bottles

Plastic waste provides humanitarian relief when upcycled into new textiles.

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Falling Behind

Canada’s rankings in environmental regulation and protection take a steep dive.

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A Growing Economy

A review of Canada’s and China’s forestry industries.

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