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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup challenges Canadians to set a new record for Canada’s 150th birthday

ACROSS CANADA, April 21, 2017 – Canada is turning 150 this year and to celebrate the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is challenging Canadians to mark Canada’s big birthday by cleaning their shorelines in record-breaking numbers. With Earth Day tomorrow, registration for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is now open and is easier than ever, with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201711 Views

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Alberta first nation declares local state of emergency – Global News

April 19 2017 A first nation two hours northeast of Edmonton has declared a local state of emergency due to terrible road conditions. Julia Wong has the details. Read More: http://globalnews.ca/video/3389234/alberta-first-nation-declares-local-state-of-emergency/

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 20179 Views

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Comment – What are natural levels of Athabasca River contaminants? – U of Alberta

Careful research on “background” contaminant levels needed to understand industrial impact, argues UAlberta ecologist. April 19, 2017 We are grateful to Dr. David Schindler and his colleagues for bringing attention to our recently published studies on the levels of trace elements in the Athabasca River, but must correct some inaccuracies they stated. One goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 20177 Views

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True north, carbon-free? What the Arctic tells us about climate change – University of Calgary

The effects of climate change can be seen clearly in the Canadian Arctic. UCalgary researchers look at what they tell us about the impact of carbon emissions worldwide. As climate change melts the polar ice cap, the Arctic becomes more accessible, causing increased marine traffic and greater industrial development. University of Calgary researchers are investigating […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 20177 Views

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OneStop: Reclamation Certificate Tool Update – AER

April 19 Update – Based on feedback we heard from OneStop users, the AER has updated the tool. Energy operators can now submit phase 1 environmental site assessment (ESA) data. When ESAs are submitted to the OneStop tool, they will be linked to an energy asset and will stay with the asset regardless of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 20173 Views

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You’re Invited! WBEA Earth Day Talks – April 22

Apr 13, 2017 The number, size and intensity of wildfires has been increasing over the last 30 years. What are the causes? What are the effects? On April 22, 2017 you’re invited to the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association’s Earth Day talks. Matt Landis, Ph.D., will explore the largest wildfire in Alberta’s history and the impact it […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 20178 Views

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How extending personhood to Canada’s rivers could help reconciliation – CBA National Magazine

April 18, 2017 In March, governments in India and New Zealand independently extended personhood rights to rivers, making them the first jurisdictions in the world to do so. Is it possible that Canada could follow suit? Likely not in the foreseeable future. Not that it’s impossible. The Canada Business Corporations Act grants corporations the rights […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 20178 Views

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Alberta government announces $13 million for Calgary flood mitigation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 12, 2017  CALGARY _ The Alberta government is committing another $13 million towards flood mitigation projects in Calgary. The funding will help pay for small-scale projects to protect the city from flooding. Mayor Naheed Nenshi says these projects will provide some peace of mind for those most at risk. He says the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201719 Views

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AER: New Public Lands Disposition Application Requirements Information Sessions

Effective April 28, 2017, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), in collaboration with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), is improving the application requirements for submitting an application for a public lands disposition. On April 27, AEP and the AER will be hosting two information sessions to discuss these changes. The sessions will include: An overview of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201712 Views

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Alberta to bolster Calgary’s flood resilience

April 12, 2017 The Government of Alberta is investing $13.4 million to help the City of Calgary boost its flood readiness. Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities and organizations adapt to severe weather events and a changing climate. The projects will protect downtown Calgary and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201714 Views

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