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The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of groups throughout the province dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information & resources among member groups, and to assist them in taking common action. AEN also promotes awareness of environmental issues & activities with stakeholders & the general public. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Check out Field Notes for the latest news, events & action alerts from the AEN & our member groups.

 

Alberta Action On CWD Ignores The Cause

Scientists: "Must Include the Elimination of Game Farming"

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 15, 2005

The Alberta government's recently announced plan to stem the advance of CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) by culling deer near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border seems at least a small step toward recognizing the seriousness of the situation. However, in the absence of vastly more substantive action to eliminate the source of the disease - game farming - scientists and conservation organizations point out that Read more »

Posted March 15, 2005 by russ

An Earth Out of Water: Local and Global Perspectives on the Water Crisis

Change for Children Association and Parkland Institute are cosponsoring:

An Earth Out of Water

A conference to launch the Second United Nations Decade of Water
Local and Global Perspectives on the Water Crisis

March 18 and 19, 2005
Main Floor ETLC, University of Alberta

Registration is $25 or $15 (without lunch)
Download the registration form at www.changeforchildren.org or www.ualberta.ca/parkland

Conference Program and speakers below.

The state of water in Alberta remains a critical and contested key issue and this symposium is a challenge to all Albertans to respond to and understand the dirty business of clean water in Alberta. The health and well being of all Albertans depends on the health of our water. Water as a public good is increasingly coming into conflict with the goals and decisions being made by government, and industry.

Speakers will address various themes related to water from the legal battles being waged in the province to the depth of privatization and what that means to our social and economic well being.

For more information contact Change for Children at (780)448-1505 , or Parkland Institute at (780) 492-8558. Conference posters can be printed off of the Change for Children website. Read more »

Posted March 15, 2005 by russ

Invitation for Comment: Technical Report on Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Waste

The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) has posted the final draft of the "Technical Report on the Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in Waste" to its website for review and comment. The deadline for comments is April 18, 2005.

To view the report and for further details on how to provide comments, please visit:

http://www.eub.gov.ab.ca/BBS/requirements/gbs/bulletin-2005-07.htm Read more »

Posted March 15, 2005 by russ

CEN Weekly e-Bulletin -- March 11, 2005

The March 11 issue of the Canadian Environmental Network's Weekly e-Bulletin is now available at the CEN website.

Contents


  1. Call For Delegates

    1. Reference Group On Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

    2. Consultation Meeting on proposed regulation on VOCs in Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM)
      Coatings

    3. Fifth Session Of United Nations Forum On Forests (UNFF5)
Read more »

Posted March 11, 2005 by russ

Alberta's Little Smoky Caribou Herd Gets Reprieve From Forest Industry Player

Alberta Wilderness Association
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Edmonton Chapter

News Release: March 10, 2005

Alberta conservation groups have received
information from Canadian Forest Products
(Canfor) that they will defer logging activities
in the Little Smoky caribou herd range located
north west of Hinton. Alberta Wildernesses
Association (AWA) and The Canadian Parks
and Wilderness Society- Edmonton Chapter
(CPAWS) are very encouraged by this decision. Read more »

Posted March 11, 2005 by russ

Running Wild! Run or Walk for Wilderness

Join Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society
in the excitement of our 3rd Annual outdoor event!

Sunday, May 15th, 2005
Fish Creek Provincial Park, Glennfield Area, Calgary


  • Bring family and friends to enjoy the 5km or 10km route through the beautiful Fish Creek Provincial Park.

  • Collect pledges to earn exciting incentive prizes.

  • Participate in our education stations and learn more about what you can do to help our wilderness in Southern Alberta.

Early Bird Registration until April 15th!!! Read more »

Posted March 11, 2005 by russ

Activist Agenda -- March 8, 2005

The March issue of Activist Agenda is now available for download

Download file (pdf, 96 KB). Read more »

Posted March 8, 2005 by russ

Corporate control of seeds and crops: the consequences for farmers and food safety in Canada

Presented by: ECOS and Biofreedom

Andrew Rushmere, Alberta Youth Advisory Committee member of the National Farmers Union.
Lorelei Hanson, assistant professor of environmental studies and human geography at
Athabasca University.
Lucero Mariani, Biofreedom member.

Thursday, March 10, 12 pm, University OF Alberta, in South Education Building, room
165 (For a map: http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca/) Read more »

Posted March 7, 2005 by russ

Fort Hills Oilsands Venture Will Destroy An International Treasure

Alberta Wilderness Association
News Release: March 3, 2005

One of the world's most spectacular wetlands will be destroyed
if PetroCanada and UTS Energy Corp. go ahead with their plans
for oilsands development in the Fort Hills Area. AWA strongly
believes that the McClelland Lake Wetland Complex (MLWC)
is a priceless part of Canada's natural heritage and must be
protected.

"The proposed destruction of this internationally significant site
is totally unacceptable," says Dr. Richard Thomas, AWA's
representative for the area. Read more »

Posted March 4, 2005 by russ

CEN Weekly e-Bulletin -- March 3, 2005

The March 3 issue of the Canadian Environmental Network's Weekly e-Bulletin is now available at the CEN website.

Contents


  1. Call For Delegates

    1. Reference Group On Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

    2. Consultation Meeting on proposed regulation on VOCs in Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings

    3. Fifth Session Of United Nations Forum On Forests (UNFF5)
Read more »

Posted March 3, 2005 by russ

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