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Researchers find new humpback dolphin species near Australia

Pacific white side dolphins swim near Vancouver Island in British Columbia. There are about 36 species of oceanic dolphins. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP) Humpback dolphins have the scientific community stumped.  A team of biologists have…  …

Tar sands project suffers setback as British Columbia rejects pipeline

Canadian province rejects plan for Enbridge Northern Gateway, saying company failed to demonstrate adequate clean-up plan Efforts to expand production from the Alberta tar sands suffered a significant setback on Friday when the provincial government of British Columbia rejected a pipeline project because of environmental shortcomings. In a strongly worded…

PetroChina buys stake in Canada shale gas project

State-owned PetroChina said it has agreed to take a 20 percent stake in a Canadian shale gas project owned by Royal Dutch Shell, China’s latest acquisition of North American natural resources. PetroChina, the listed unit of China’s largest oil producer, has signed a deal to buy a share of land…

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