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Money can in fact buy happiness, if it’s spent on others: study

Source: AFP, Sun March 23, 2008
Vancouver, British Columbia, USA - Money can buy happiness -- as long as it is spent on other people or on pro-social causes, scientists said Thursday.

B.C. introduces carbon tax

Source:, Tue February 19, 2008
Victoria, BC - Driving and other fuel-dependent activities are about to get more expensive as British Columbia becomes the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce a consumer-based carbon tax.

Canadian province to set aside caribou lands

Source: ENN, Tue October 16, 2007
Calgary, Alberta - British Columbia on Tuesday said it will set aside hundreds of thousands of acres of old-growth forest in order to boost the Canadian province's dwindling mountain caribou herds. The province said it will add 865,000 acres of protected lands. That will bring the total area of lands where logging and road building will be prohibited to 8,500 square miles, an area nearly the size of New Jersey that covers 95 percent of the animals' range in the province.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

B.C. premier rolls out sweeping green plan

Source: CBC, Sun September 30, 2007
Vancouver - B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell laid out more details of his green plan Friday, including the promise of legislation to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 33 per cent below current levels by 2020.

Strike has people composting again

Source: Vancouver Sun, Mon August 20, 2007
Vancouver, Canada - For years, Gretchen DuMoulin has worked to reduce her impact on the environment.

Ballard powered buses ‘to be on British Columbia roads in 2009’

Source: Fuel Cell Today, Wed August 15, 2007
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada - Ballard Power Systems has announced that BC Transit has selected Ballard fuel cells to power up to 20 fuel cell buses in a fleet that will roll onto British Columbia roads by the end of 2009.

UBC research could help transplant recipients

Source: CBC, Wed April 25, 2007
Vancouver, BC - Medical researchers at the University of B.C. say they've made a breakthrough that could lead to fewer rejections following organ transplants.

Sewers to help heat 2010 Olympic village

Source: MSNBC, Mon April 23, 2007
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - In an effort to make the 2010 Winter Olympics as environmentally friendly as possible, the city of Vancouver is turning to its sewers to help heat the athletes' village.

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