Environment

Elk population a headache for Yukon farmers

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

Threat of drilling in ANWR a long-fought battle for Gwich’in, environmentalists

‘They’re hoping for another Prudhoe Bay, but they really don’t know’

YG says it will consider upgrading to Alberta standards for capping abandoned gas wells

YESAB recommended a standard that’s technically against Yukon law

Don’t delay C-17

Bill C-17 helps protect the Yukon’s environment. Parliament should not delay approval of it

  • Oct 12, 2017

Bugling: How Yukon’s elk look for love

Scenes from a wildlife viewing

Taking a closer look at Kluane National Park

This summer’s bioblitz uncovered a snail not spotted in the Yukon before

Researchers to study climate change impacts on Mayo, Aishihik rivers

‘Climate change is already impacting Yukon rivers and lakes in ways we don’t fully understand’

  • Aug 3, 2017

Sale of Kotaneelee wells by Apache should not affect abandonment

New owners Paramount Resources responsible for three of four wells

Invaders: Many common ‘wildflowers’ are invasive species in the Yukon

Ox-eye daisies, sweet clover and hawkbeard are among the most common invaders

Don’t rely on bear spray in the back country, experts say

Not knowing how to use bear spray properly can lead to a grizzly scene

  • Jul 27, 2017

Contaminated soil at F.H. Collins now tops 900 cubic metres

Environment Yukon says it will be another week or two before work is done

Yukon sees 40 bears killed so far this year

‘Most of these bear deaths can be prevented’

YESAB approves Kotaneelee cleanup

Capping YG-owned well will cost $2.4 million

YESAB says Goldcorp failed to consult First Nations, halts Coffee mine assessment

‘They just came in and completely failed to read the local landscape,’ evironmentalist says

Federal Court dismisses Northern Cross claims against YESAB

Company argued review board was out of line giving Eagle Plains project extra scrutiny

Yukon government weighs in on Ottawa’s carbon tax plan

Territorial environment minister argues YG needs full control over revenue

Old F.H. Collins grounds more contaminated than first thought

Officials say fuel-tainted soil don’t pose a threat to Whitehorse’s water supply

‘Aggressive’ fire closes down Dempster Highway

Three other fires broke out in Yukon June 19.