Historic Drought Behind BC Wildfires, Salmon Die-off Could Continue, Experts Say

Thousands of dead fish, a prolonged wildfire season and intense water shortages leading to ice rink closures are all symptoms of record-setting drought in parts of British Columbia. The Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast and West Vancouver Island areas are experiencing Level 5 drought conditions—the most severe in the province’s classification scale, which the BC government’s … Read more

Common Herbicide Causes Genital Abnormalities in Frogs

In findings that scientists fear may have implications for humans, researchers say exposing frog larvae to a common weed killer leads to reproductive abnormalities. These abnormalities may impair sexual behavior, and be a factor in the current decline in the worldwide frog population. The study, the first to look at levels of the herbicide atrazine—which … Read more