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Environmental groups oppose Total Joslyn North mine

World-renowned climate expert Dr. James Hansen to address panel

5 Oct 2010

EDMONTON, AB — Environmental groups are challenging a new oilsands project application that threatens wildlife habitat, is rife with errors and could leave Canadians facing roughly $3 billion in liability.

The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, represented by Ecojustice, opposes the approval of Total E&P Canada's Joslyn North Mine and is arguing for a full assessment of the project's cumulative impacts on wildlife, fish and northern forests, as required by law. Read more »

Posted October 5, 2010 by AEN

50 Years of Chimps & Change: Celebrating an Extraordinary Legacy with Dr. Jane Goodall

Oct 24 2010 - 7:00pm

In the 50th anniversary year of her research into the behaviour of chimpanzees, world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall will visit Calgary on October 24th to deliver a major public lecture at Jubilee Auditorium, presented in partnership with the University of Calgary. Dr. Read more »

Location

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 4, 2010 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Tim Williams with guests Robbie & Will

Nov 6 2010 - 7:30pm

AWA is proud to present master guitar player and multi-award winner Tim Williams. Tim's live solo shows are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments. Opening act: Robbie & Will. Robbie Banks and Will Lynch are two of Calgary's hottest young players. Expect highly skilled Celtic, folk and pop tunes with a bit of blues on the side. Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 30, 2010 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: The Lynx Cycle

Oct 19 2010 - 7:00pm

Join Gabriela and Seth Yates in this fascinating glimpse into the life cycle of the lynx.

Join Gabriela and Seth Yates for a fascinating glimpse into the lives of lynx!

Project Lynx is using new radio collar technology and DNA analysis techniques on lynx in the Nordegg area in order to understand their unique 10-year population cycle and their movement patterns.

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Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 30, 2010 by AEN

Bear Education Evening

Sep 29 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In partnership with Crowsnest Conservation Society and Devon Canada Corporation

For information, contact: office [at] crowsnestconservation [dot] ca

Location

Frank Slide Interpretative Centre
Crowsnest Pass, AB

Posted September 23, 2010 by russ

Ghost Bird Film Screening

Sep 23 2010 - 7:00pm

The Edmonton and Area Land Trust’s Fall Event

GHOST BIRD: the movie
Royal Alberta Museum

Cost: $25.00

EALT is excited to provide a unique opportunity to view Ghost Bird

We will provide refreshments before and after the film, and there will be opportunities to see our displays, and network with EALT people, volunteers, and other guests and special people. Read more »

Location

Royal Alberta Museum (12845 102 Avenue NW)
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 16, 2010 by russ

Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

15 Sep 2010

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is asking for the Premier to clarify a statement made to the media by Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Mel Knight, about funds generated by the proposed sale of native prairie Public Lands near Bow Island, Alberta. Sale and conversion of this land would destroy vital habitat for a number of endangered species. Read more »

Posted September 15, 2010 by AEN

The Landowner's Dilemma: are reasonable expectations obsolete?

Sep 28 2010 - 12:15pm - 2:00pm

The Faculty of Law presents

Professor Joseph L. Sax

Berkeley Law, University of California

“Climate change" and “loss of global biodiversity” are the watchwords of our time. Is the price we must pay to address these a radical revision in what it means to own land? Is this the time-like the Industrial Revolution, the end of slavery, the economic recognition of married women as individuals-when long-standing conceptions of ownership had to give way, and the world of law was made anew? Read more »

Location

2370 Murray Fraser Hall
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted September 8, 2010 by AEN

Wild Lands Advocate Vol. 18 No. 4

The August 2010 issue of Wildlands Advocate (Vol. 18 No. 4) is available for download from the AWA website.

 Features

  • Guilty!: Syncrude Runs "Afoul" of Canadian and Alberta Environmental Laws
  • The Boreal: A Birder's Wonderland
  • New Policy Tools for Conservation in Alberta's Boreal Natural Region
  • Tar Sands Lobby: 1 - Wetlands Policy: 0?
  • In Situ Tar Sands Risks Confirmed by Recent Blowouts
  • Progress in Ghost River Watershed Planning
  • Business as Usual as ERCB Approves Kananaskis Sour Gas Pipeline
  • Ants and Antelope

Posted August 27, 2010 by AEN

Remarkable Beyond Boundaries: Shaping the Future of the Crown of the Continent

Sep 23 2010 (All day) - Sep 24 2010 (All day)

First Annual Conference Will Explore Policies of Place

For two days in September, a diverse gathering in Waterton National Park will explore the past, present, and future of the Crown of the Continent. Convened by the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy on September 23-24, 2010, the conference features keynote speakers Jack Nesbit (author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson across Western North America), Jonathan B. Tourtellot (Director and Geotourism Editor, National Geographic Traveler), Darrell Kipp (Director, Piegan Institute), Lynn Scarlett (former Deputy Secretary of the Interior), and the Hon. Jim Prentice (Canada’s Minister of Environment; invited). Read more »

Location

Waterton Park, AB

Posted August 26, 2010 by AEN

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