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Researchers ask: Are Canada’s threatened caribou at risk of chronic wasting disease? – UCalgary

As cases of an infectious disease that kills members of the deer family continue to rise in Alberta, a new study sheds light on the risk of chronic wasting disease (CWD) to Canadian caribou — a species officially listed as threatened. CWD is one of a group of infectious illnesses called prion diseases. They occur when […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202028 Views

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Creating jobs and improving Alberta’s parks

Alberta taxpayers are spending $43 million to enhance, repair and protect Alberta’s provincial parks while creating more than 290 jobs when they are needed most. Alberta’s parks are a key part of our economy, supporting opportunities and jobs in tourism, hospitality and services, making them an important part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. Tax dollars will […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202027 Views

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From a bitter past to the sweet taste of opportunity – Troy Media

Road to Reconciliation: An examination of what meaningful consultation and economic reconciliation look like If you relied on the headlines alone, you might conclude that the Indigenous peoples of Canada are squarely against oil and gas development. You would be wrong. Headlines, by their nature, highlight crisis and conflict in simplified terms. But the debate […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202025 Views

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Grassy Mountain Coal Project — Notice of Scheduling

September 9, 2020 — The Joint Review Panel (the Panel) established to review the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project (the Project) and conduct an assessment of the environmental effects of the Project has determined that the public hearing will be held online, using electronic means (Zoom platform) starting on October 27, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 202030 Views

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CEC Secretariat releases report on Alberta (Canada) Oil Sands Tailings Ponds

Montreal—Today, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) made public the Alberta Tailings Ponds II Factual Record, after the CEC Council voted to authorize its release. This report is the result of the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process, which allows citizens and organizations across North America to raise concerns about the enforcement of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202024 Views

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Environmental watchdog report says Alberta oilsands tailings ponds are tainting groundwater – CBC

Alberta’s chief scientist says he is reviewing the report Sep 03, 2020 An environmental watchdog says it has found “scientifically valid evidence” that Alberta’s oilsands tailings ponds are contaminating groundwater sources. The report was released Thursday by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an independent international organization tasked with implementing an environmental side accord to the North American free-trade […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 202027 Views

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Contaminants from Mount Polley tailings spill continue to affect Quesnel Lake – Folio

August 13 2020 A tailings spill in 2014 may still be affecting the British Columbian lake, as contaminated sediment is mixed into the water column each spring and fall. Natural mixing of lake waters may resuspend contaminants deposited from a catastrophic mine spill six years ago, according to a new paper led by a University of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 202096 Views

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Former Alberta civil servant says leaving the Athabasca River unmonitored is ‘crazy’ – APTN News

Alberta, Ottawa reduce tarsands environmental monitoring budget due to pandemic A former civil servant in Alberta says changes to environmental monitoring for the tar sands including leaving the Athabasca River “unmonitored” is “crazy.” Bill Donahue, a former bureaucrat with Alberta’s science and monitoring programs, said the tar sands are too big to leave alone. “We’ve […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 202092 Views

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Alberta and Ottawa said to agree to cuts in environmental monitoring – RCI

August 5, 2020 In a move certain to anger environmentalists and many First Nations, Alberta and Ottawa have reportedly reached an agreement that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the the province’s oilsands. A copy of the plan was obtained by The Canadian Press, which reports the agreement lays out research plans for this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202086 Views

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Alberta’s renewed bet on coal: what Kenney’s policy shift means for mining, parks and at-risk species – The Narwhal

The UCP government has rescinded a decades-old policy that restricted coal mining in parts of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills, setting the stage for a coal mining expansion in Alberta Amid a global economic slowdown spurred by the spread of COVID-19, Alberta’s government is paving the way for a resurgence of coal mining in the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202038 Views

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