There is a fundamental flaw in the current environmental assessment process: It focuses on each proposed development as something that stands alone. But an individual well or dam is not separate or isolated from its surroundings -- air, water, plants and animals pay no attention to our imposed, artificial boundaries. We can't anticipate long-term consequences of any major technology if we are ignorant of how the world works, yet the consequences persevere.
EDMONTON - A University of Alberta ecologist says governments shouldn't be wasting money on controlling nitrogen to stop algae blooms in lakes.David Schindler says lawmakers should focus instead on co...
A famous research facility in Ontario that pioneered investigations into acid rain is the latest victim of federal budget cuts. The Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario is being closed at...
Remarks by Alberta Wildrose party Leader Danielle Smith on climate change have at least one top scientist wondering if she believes in a flat Earth as well. Smith said Monday that the science around c...
Only an independent, science-based monitoring authority, at arms-length from government and industry, can establish the necessary credibility in gathering data and making recommendations regarding local and long-term environmental effects of unearthing Alberta's oil.