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Review to explore greener community power generation

March 31, 2017 To make it easier for Albertans to generate their own electricity, the province will explore ways to enable more small-scale, community-owned generation from greener sources, such as wind or solar. The province is directing the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to conduct a formal study of this issue to help inform government as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201730 Views

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Statement – Greenpeace responds to Trump’s rollback of climate protection initiatives

28 March 2017 (EDMONTON) — In response to the Trump administration repealing several crucial components of Obama’s climate plan, Greenpeace Canada Climate and Energy Campaigner, Mike Hudema, said: “Trump has shown again today that his agenda is to send America backwards by signing yet another executive order that defies science and ignores the health and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201718 Views

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Oilsands showdown coming over tailings cleanup: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017 13:46 EDMONTON _ Alberta’s oilsands could be heading for a showdown over toxic tailings ponds following an independent assessment that found cleanup plans of six major producers don’t meet new rules. The province’s energy regulator recently rejected Suncor’s plans, saying they relied on unproven technology and didn’t provide enough certainty on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201720 Views

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BR Parks Climate Change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 30, 2017  EDMONTON – Government research suggests the environments of parks and protected areas across North America are being shifted hundreds of kilometres away through climate change. The published research from Natural Resources Canada finds the ecosystems of nearly 80 per cent of those areas in Canada, the United […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201712 Views

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Tourism versus environment: Development in Rocky Mountain national parks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 10:50 Parks Canada is proposing an $86-million bike trail in Jasper National Park that would run from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields. The agency says it’s an opportunity to expand visitor experiences and bring new people to the parks. Environmental groups call it another chip off the park’s environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201714 Views

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Fort McMurray plans ‘tranquil’, dawn to dusk gathering for anniversary of wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017  FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. _ A “tranquil, welcoming, supportive” gathering will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfire in northeastern Alberta. Mayor Melissa Blake says dawn-to-dusk gathering on May 3 at Snye Park in Fort McMurray allows friends and neighbours to come together, reflect, and share in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201713 Views

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2017 Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow

2017 Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow   Agenda Registration Form Sponsorhsip Form Notice Tradeshow Registration Emergency Management in First Nation Communities:  Towards Resilience and Self Sufficiency ~ March 28-30, 2017, Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary, Alberta                       Objectives: To bring together a network of First Nation emergency management […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201717 Views

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Statement: Greenpeace Responds to Final State Department Permit for Keystone

The walls of the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) Kenora CityView office have received a face-lift in the form of a newly donated art project from St. Louis School’s Visual Arts Group. The painting entitled ‘Together’ was developed and created entirely by the group of six students under the guidance of local artist Holly Ann Friesen, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201721 Views

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Alberta government earmarks money for protecting province’s watersheds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  EDMONTON _ The NDP government is working towards protecting Alberta’s watersheds with a series of multi-year grants totalling $12 million. Officials say the announcement coincides with World Water Day, a date devoted to tackling the world’s water crisis. The plan will see $3.2 million for each of the 11 watershed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201715 Views

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Opinion: Contaminant problems in the Athabasca River not overstated – Edmonton Journal

We disagree with the assessment of Prof. William Shotyk that “contamination problems in the oilsands region are overstated.” Like Shotyk, previous research (including Kelly et al. 2010, Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences) has found that the concentrations of elements dissolved in the Athabasca River were well below Canadian Council of Ministers of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201711 Views

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