Christopher Pollon, The Tyee

Christopher Pollon

The Tyee

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Christopher:

The Bute Inlet Disaster: How Dying Glaciers Can Unleash Devastation

The Big Melt is no slow drip. It can trigger sudden landslides and tsunamis. Last in a series. → Read More

Blasting Wasn’t Enough. Salmon Again Will Be Blocked at Big Bar

Why the vital passage for fish on the Fraser River won’t be restored in time for this year's salmon run. → Read More

We Took a Little Field Trip to a BC Farm Raising Millions of Maggots

The way agri-biz feeds pets, poultry and fish is devouring Earth. David Suzuki helped invent a hopeful alternative, and we paid a visit. → Read More

Tidal Power is the Next Big Green Wave

Why tides are set to take their place alongside solar and wind → Read More

Naomi Klein on Divestment, Trump and Saving the Paris Agreement

A Q&A with the author and activist on strategies for cutting fossil fuels. Last in a series. → Read More

Divesting From Fossil Fuels Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis

And you’ll still make money from your investments. Second of three parts. → Read More

How I Tried to Invest in a Better World

My attempt to make money on investments while avoiding fossil fuels. First of three parts. → Read More

Herring Fertilize the Coast, One Spawn at a Time

New research shows that coastal environments benefit from the annual sexcapades of fish. → Read More

How Canadians Bankrolled the World's First Genetically Engineered Food Animal

Taxpayers have invested $8.2 million in the development of a rapid-growth salmon that first hit shelves last year. → Read More

Fish Farm Lowballed Number of Escaped Atlantic Salmon, Misled Regulator: Report

It’s been a nightmarish year for Washington State’s only active Atlantic salmon farming company — Canada’s Cooke Aquaculture Inc. → Read More

Should Oil Companies Be on the Hook for Climate Change Costs? ·

From wild fires to rising sea levels, ecological disasters are expected to cost Canada $5 billion per year by 2020—and some communities want big oil to pay its share → Read More

Canada’s Pipeline Data Is Full of Holes

Is weak spill data making oil and gas pipelines less safe? → Read More

Please Enjoy Your Genetically Engineered Dinner ·

Last year, Canada became the first country to sell unlabelled transgenic animals for human consumption. But do consumers have an appetite for it? → Read More

How a Retired Mountie Became America’s Most Wanted Wildlife Smuggler

RCMP constable Gregory Logan illegally sold millions of dollars worth of narwhal tusks before he was caught in an elaborate cross-border sting. → Read More

B.C.’s First Utility-Owned Solar Project Would Allow Citizens to Rent Solar Panels

If you live in the Okanagan or Kootenays and dream of putting solar panels on your roof, FortisBC has a proposition for you. → Read More

What to Do with Our Remaining Natural Gas

‘The idea that there is going to be a big mega project like Petronas was nothing but a pipe dream.’ → Read More

Q&A with Andrew Weaver: The Future of B.C. Energy Beyond Site C and LNG

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver was never a big fan of LNG, he says, because he never thought the BC Liberal plan for a multi-billion domestic natural gas export industry was even possible. But that was the past: when it comes to the future of clean energy in British Columbia, what is possible → Read More

How Humans Are Inadvertently Hastening the Extinction of Canada’s Whales ·

An investigation into this summer's mysterious deaths blames our booming industries. But it isn't too late to save the endangered mammals → Read More

Tapping ‘Patient Capital’ to Fund Affordable Rental Housing

New models tap socially conscious investors seeking fair returns and a better community. → Read More

British Columbia’s Perfect Firestorm ·

Why this year's wildfires are so severe—and what can be done to stop them in the future → Read More