Alberta Environment

Cool Weather Spells Some Relief For Alberta Firefighters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Cool, wet weather is helping crews in Alberta get more of a grip on wildfires.Provincial officials say there are about three dozen fires bu...

Alberta Plans Energy Lease Sale On Huge Swath Of Caribou Habitat

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

Figures from 2010, the latest available, show that about half that caribou range was already disturbed.

Alberta's Climate Change Approach Model For North America: Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Alberta approach to pricing and controlling greenhouse gas emissions could serve as a model for all of...

Alberta Should Be An Environmental Leader: Premier

CBC | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta must become a world leader in environmental stewardship or risk being left behind, Premier Jim Prentice said Saturday in Banff. In a speech...

Oilsands Growth Outpacing Environmental Monitor: Official

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Oilsands growth is already putting pressure on Alberta's environmental monitoring agency to expand."The program was initially designed to l...

'The Wild Frontier Mentality Isn't Working'

DeSmog Canada | CAROL LINNITT | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alan Ernst and his wife Madeline were world travellers for most of their adult lives. So when they decided to settle down, they gravitated back to ...

What Hollywood Hotshots Saw When The Visited The Alberta Oilsands

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

Even before there was a script for my last film, Noah, I was interested in the environmental message in scripture. Man and woman are kicked out of par...

Alberta Animals Being Threatened By Climate Change

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The peaceful croaking of frogs in Alberta ponds could eventually go silent, according to an assessment of how climate change could affect t...

Alberta's Inaction On Climate Change Comes In Threes

Greg Clark | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Alberta
Greg Clark

Whether we like it or not, the world is using Alberta's development of our oilsands as a proxy in the fight against climate change, in large part because our transparent regulatory reporting system requires Alberta producers to report the impacts of their operations.

Company Defends Rejection Of Alberta Oil Spill Ad

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

Pattison Outdoor Advertising is denying allegations that the company's decision to not run a Greenpeace billboard in Alberta was politically motivated...

Silenced First Nations Sue Alberta Energy Regulator

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Two aboriginal bands are taking Alberta's energy regulator to court after it denied them the right to speak at hearings into an oilsands de...

Lack Of Funding Forces Climate Change Non-Profit To Close

Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

An Alberta non-profit dedicated to addressing climate change announced Monday that it will be shutting down, two years after the provincial government...

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 ...