Saturday, August 26, 2006

2010 Vancouver Olympics Scar

2010 Vancouver Olympics Scar
Originally uploaded by WestCoast TreeHugger.

Construction continues on the new highway from Vancouver to Whistler. This section of construction destroyed a rare Arbutus ecosystem, wetlands that were home to an endangered frog species and migratory bird nesting habitat (an act that is illegal under Canada's wildlife act).

All this despite a promise in the 2010 Olympic Bid to reduce the use of automobiles for the games.

Thursday, August 17, 2006