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Motorized Access Levels in the Ghost Too High for Grizzlies

10 Aug 2011

 Motorized access density in southern Alberta’s Ghost Watershed is more than three times that officially recorded by the Alberta government, and more than four times the maximum recommended in the province’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan says a new report released August 8. Motorized access levels in bear habitat strongly correspond to high mortality rates for grizzly bears. Read more »

Posted August 10, 2011 by AEN

Edmonton Bicycle Commuters August 2011 Newsletter

The August 2011 issue of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters newsletter is available from the EBC website. You'll find information on:

"Decoding the new bike symbols and signs, bike art, memorial, bike generator workshops, and much more!"

Posted August 3, 2011 by AEN

Drilling Down: Groundwater Risks Imposed by In Situ Oil Sands Development

Groundwater monitoring and management steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

21 Jul 2011

"Groundwater is a key turning point for the future of oil sands development and environmental management," says William Donahue, Ph.D., science advisor to Water Matters, an Alberta-based water-policy think-tank, "Unlike many surface water issues where provincial and federal governments have been playing catch up in their monitoring and assessment efforts, there is an opportunity to get ahead of the curve on groundwater protection, and that's what our recommendations are all about." Drilling Down: Groundwater Risks Imposed by In Situ Oil Sands Development, released today by Water Matters, provides clear, achievable recommendations for improving groundwater management, assessment and monitoring in the oil sands region. Read more »

Posted July 21, 2011 by AEN

ELC News Brief Vol. 26 No. 2

ELC News Brief Vol. 26 No. 2 is now available to view or download from the Environmental Law Centre website. The issue's theme is Alberta's South Saskatchewan region.

Contents

  • Grasslands Management
  • Recreation & Water
  • Water Transfers
  • Contaminated Land Regulation

Posted July 21, 2011 by AEN

Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada?

New report finds numerous problems with push to expand natural gas production

14 Jul 2011

OTTAWA — Some common government and industry assumptions about the role of natural gas in combating climate change do not hold up to scrutiny, according to an in-depth study released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute. Read more »

Posted July 14, 2011 by AEN

Edmonton Bicycle Commuters July 2011 Newsletter

The July 2011 issue of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters newsletter. You'll find information about EBC's summer urban cycling & mechancs courses, volunteer opportunities,  upcoming events, and a call to action urging the Mayor and Edmonton City Council to support "well-designed, well-maintained cycling infrastructure".

Posted July 12, 2011 by AEN

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