Alberta Environment

WATCH: The Oilsands Film He's Showing Tour Audiences

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Neil Young has made ample reference to the ugliness and the Hiroshima-like destruction he says permeates the landscape in the oilsands region of north...

16 Times The Mercury Concentrations

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Mercury levels around the Alberta oilsands are 16 times higher than background loads, with contamination taking on the shape of a 'bull's-eye' over th...

TransCanada Pipelines' 'Green' Move

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

TORONTO - TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has acquired an additional new solar power generation facility in eastern Ontario, about 60 kilometres west of O...

'Things Are Coming To A Head'

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Simmering disputes over the oilsands between Alberta aboriginals and the provincial and federal governments will break into the open in 201...

Lubicon Blockade Receives Legal Blow From Calgary Judge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A Calgary judge has granted an injunction against an anti-fracking blockade of an energy company's drilling site in northern Alberta.A news ...

Neil YoungTo Help Fund Anti-Oilsands Fight

CP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Music legend Neil Young is playing four concerts in his native Canada to benefit a northern Alberta aboriginal band fighting oilsands development in i...

Showing The True Impact Of The Energy, Forestry Industries

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - An ambitious three-year research project is using eyes in the sky to produce what may be the clearest picture yet of the impact of the ener...

Dene Leaders Demand Answers On Coal Spill

CBC | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

Dene leaders are demanding the provincial and federal government do more to protect the territory's waters from development projects in Alberta. Mo...

Province Clamps Down On Oozy, Toxic Mess

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government ordered the owner of a coal mine Tuesday to clean up an estimated 670 million litres of waste water that spilled int...

Buyout Packages Silence Albertans

The Vancouver Observer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Locals living close to oil and gas projects in what is known as Alberta's Industrial Heartland are not surprised that a recent study found that chemic...

This May Cripple Entire Canadian Oil Industry: Opponents

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's proposed oil and gas regulations are too ambitious and will hobble the Canadian industry's ability to compete, says the industry ...

This Mess Is 'Totally Solvable': Operator

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The president of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says bitumen leaks at its Primrose oilsands project are "totally solvable" and that the cle...

Mine Pit Failure Results In Massive River Contamination

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

The "major failure" of a pit at an Alberta coal mine has released one billion litres of contaminated water into the Athabasca River. The breach at ...

The Pursuit Of Living Off The Grid

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

Cashing Out is The Huffington Post Alberta's look into lives of Albertans who are trying to make their dollars stretch a bit further. We'll examine pe...

Tar Sands Spills - up to 1,528,996.71 Litres and Still Spilling!!

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

Right now in Alberta, tar sands bitumen is spilling into the environment at four different sites, one directly underneath a lake. All four spills have been spilling for months and the Alberta and Canadian governments know all about it, they are just powerless to stop them.

Alberta Emissions Are Huge Compared To Other Provinces

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

Canada's greenhouse gas emissions continue to level off or decline in most sectors - with the exception of the Alberta oilsands. An annual inventor...

Oilsands Water Leak Proves Toxic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Water released from a pipeline spill at an oilsands facility in northern Alberta was toxic to fish, a provincial investigation has conclude...

Input From Public To Be Included In Alberta Pipeline Safety Review

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta plans to broaden a safety review of its vast energy pipeline network to include input from the public.The province's energy regulat...

UH-OH: Will Shell Mine Expansion Break Oilsands Pollution Limits?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Less than two weeks after Alberta enacted legally enforceable pollution limits for its oilsands region, industry figures already suggest th...

Alberta Government Attempts Balancing Oilsands And Environment, Again

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is taking its third swing at balancing development and the environment in the oilsands.The latest version of the pro...

Alberta NDP Call For Fracking Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Alberta

LETHBRIDGE - The Alberta New Democrats are renewing a call for the provincial government to undertake an independent scientific review of hydraulic fr...

Every Fish Is The One That Got Away Here

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - Anglers won't be able to keep fish from one of Alberta's most popular rivers while the government studies the effects of a major pipeline s...