Environment

CPAWS Yukon ‘disappointed’ controversial writer to give keynote at Yukon Geoscience Forum

Vivian Krause is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the forum on Nov. 16.

 

The wonderful world of worm compost

Worms kept in a bin under your sink can let you compost organic scraps year-round

 

Commentary: Do endangered species endanger industries?

CPAWS Yukon campaigns coordinator Malkolm Boothroyd says the Yukon needs species at risk legislation

  • Mar 21, 2019

 

Ptarmigan are built to thrive in the winter

While some creatures struggle through long winters, ptarmigan are so good at it they gain weight

Federal study looks at carbon price impacts in Yukon

Study has little data on initial household costs, no thought of new mines, few business details

The boreal owl: Yukon’s secretive, bite-sized raptor

Even with their abundance, actual sightings of a boreal owl are rare

Pneumonia-causing strain of bacteria found in Alaskan wild sheep, goats for the first time

‘This is an issue we have been concerned about for quite some time’

  • Mar 22, 2018

Cleanup work set to start at former site of Whitehorse oil refinery

Crews will use thermal technology to remediate sludge pit that dates back to 1940s

How three bison ended up dead in the middle the Yukon wilderness

Three bison were spotted in a remote valley a 40-minute helicopter ride outside of Haines Junction

How Northern dogs went from ‘howl’ to ‘woof’

Archaeological evidence shows humans were burying their canine best friends nearly 15,000 years ago

  • Mar 13, 2018

B.C. veterinarian wants 2,900-km wildlife death trap removed

Collapsed, 100-year-old Yukon Telegraph line believed to be killing moose across north

Short-tailed grouse are the singing, dancing lotharios of the avian world

It’s Dirty Dancing for birds, with every male trying to be Patrick Swayze

  • Feb 22, 2018

Porcupine caribou herd reaches record numbers

Population definitely a high, future decline ‘inevitable’: biologist

Solitary, cranky and rare: Wolverines stalk the Yukon wilderness alone

‘They’re the true essence of the wilderness’

Is the Yukon government reducing its emissions? Nobody knows

‘Before we go out and put out any data, I want to make sure that it’s reliable’

Chiefs and former Peel planning chair express happiness, frustration with case

Peel case wouldn’t have had to go to court at all if YG had respected final agreements, say chiefs

It’s time for a Yukon Wetlands Protection Act

Why do we not have one?

  • Nov 14, 2017

All caribou herds aren’t created equal

Biologists warn the Procupine caribou herd is more vulnerable to development than its neighbours

Elk population a headache for Yukon farmers

‘No one gets into farming for compensation. Farmers are trying to grow crops’