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Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé

Stefan Labbé covers Climate and Environment solutions across British Columbia for Glacier Media. A former digital reporter at the Tri-City News, his work has appeared in the Guardian, the Globe & Mail and PBS Newshour.

Recent Work by Stefan

B.C. government extends wolf cull despite nearly 60% opposition

B.C. government extends wolf cull despite nearly 60% opposition

The B.C. government has extended its controversial wolf cull program for another five years, despite opposition from many scientists and the public.
‘It’s pretty desperate’: Coalition calls for Fraser steelhead to be listed as endangered

‘It’s pretty desperate’: Coalition calls for Fraser steelhead to be listed as endangered

In a letter to Ottawa, 15 fishery and conservation groups say there is an 'imminent threat' to the survival of Interior Fraser steelhead trout. They are asking the federal government to protect the species under Canada’s endangered species act before it’s too late.
40% of companies make misleading environmental claims, finds global report

40% of companies make misleading environmental claims, finds global report

In reponse to the global report, Canada's Competition Bureau warned Canadians to be on the lookout for companies 'greenwashing' their products through false advertisement
Heat dome made British Columbians more anxious. Could prescribing nature help?

Heat dome made British Columbians more anxious. Could prescribing nature help?

A new study has found the heat dome that scorched British Columbia in late June 2021 led to a 13 per cent average rise in anxiety over the effects of climate change. Now, some doctors are looking at prescribing nature as a solution
B.C.'s 'under the radar' outdoor recreation agency can't keep up, say critics

B.C.'s 'under the radar' outdoor recreation agency can't keep up, say critics

With 50 staff and an $8-million operating budget, Recreation Sites and Trails BC has “fallen under the radar” of government priorities, according to Louise Pedersen, executive director of the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C.
B.C. watershed security strategy could put province on the 'cutting edge'

B.C. watershed security strategy could put province on the 'cutting edge'

The B.C. government has rolled out the early stages of a water security strategy meant to protect the province's freshwater resources from drought, flooding and long-term shortages
Could artificial intelligence help people survive one of the world's deadliest diseases?

Could artificial intelligence help people survive one of the world's deadliest diseases?

Sepsis is responsible for one in five deaths worldwide, and is likely an underlying cause of COVID-19 deaths. Now a Vancouver immunologist says he's found a key solution using artificial intelligence
Fish populations are shifting around the planet and 'someone is going to lose out,' says UBC researcher

Fish populations are shifting around the planet and 'someone is going to lose out,' says UBC researcher

By 2100, nearly half of the world’s shared fish stocks are expected to shift to neighbouring countries or international waters, says a new UBC study
Why are Canadian babies getting smaller?

Why are Canadian babies getting smaller?

A new Statistics Canada study found a correlation between smaller babies and whether parents were born outside of the country, their income level, and a trend to have babies later in life. But researchers say they are still missing something.
How climate change could threaten the Winter Olympics

How climate change could threaten the Winter Olympics

Under a high-emission scenario, only one of the previous 21 Winter Olympic host cities will be able to offer a safe and reliable games by the 2080s