Aloha Universal Children's Day!
Children’s Day began on the second Sunday of June in 1857 by Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Children’s Day was first officially declared a national holiday by the Republic of Turkey in 1920. The United Nations' Universal Children's Day was established in 1954. In 1959 the UN General Assembly adopted an extended form of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Originally acquired in 1924 by the League of Nations, the UN adopted this document as its own statement of children’s rights. UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day, which also works towards improving children's welfare.
LNG project projected to meet mid-decade start despite
The $18-billion project will liquefy natural gas from northeast B.C. in a plant at Kitimat in northwest B.C., where it will be loaded onto ships and transported to Asian markets.
environmental policy the oilpatch wants from Ottawa ASAP
Shell Canada will plant more than 800,000 trees in the interior of British Columbia next year, a project that the company hopes will create valuable carbon offsets in the future.
officials rush to auction off rights to Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge before Biden can block it
The Trump administration on Monday called for oil companies to pick spots where they'd like to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, launching a leasing process it aims to finish just before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Trump officials rush to auction off rights to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before Biden can block it
The Trump administration on Monday called for oil companies to pick spots where they'd like to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, launching a leasing process it aims to finish just before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Parks Foundation successfully raises $1.7M for purchase of
West Ballenas Island
The BC Parks Foundation has officially raised enough money to purchase West Ballenas Island. Foundation CEO Andrew Day said they reached their goal of $1.7 million through community support.
streams see 'pretty decent' salmon run after years of
At nearly 70 years of age, Mark Angelo is still filled with delight when he sees salmon swimming up the streams in Burnaby, B.C., where he lives.
border closure likely to be 'with us for a while'
The most recent extension of the U.S.-Canada border closure expires...November 21, but no one expects the restrictions to be lifted then.
Tribes against anchorage
Cowichan Tribes has joined the fight to prohibit freighters from anchoring in coastal waters along the Salish Sea.
pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door
Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats.
Bezos launches his own climate action push as U.S. policy
faces potential gridlock
...[T]hrough his Bezos Earth Fund, he also became the biggest private supporter of climate action. The $10 billion fund gave out its first round of grants, $791 million to 16 environmental organizations.
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