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Capital Region Fine Particulate Response

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development has finalized and released the Capital Region Fine Particulate Matter Reponse—a plan to reduce and maintain ambient concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at all stations in the Capital Region below numerical Canada-wide Standard. In addition to the full report, an overview of the response is available for download at the Capital Region Cumulative Effects Management page on the AESRD website. Read more »

Posted January 29, 2015 by AEN

Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium

Feb 24 2015 (All day) - Feb 25 2015 (All day)

The Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium will be held on February 24-25, 2015 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

This two-day event will feature technical presentations on monitoring activities and results collected during the three year Joint Canada/Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM). Scientists will present findings related to: air, water, biodiversity and wildlife health, monitoring standards and protocols, and innovative monitoring tools and techniques.

The symposium is designed for individuals interested in the scientific basis of oil sands monitoring including: environmental consultants; researchers from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, industry and government agencies; First Nations and Metis organizations; as well, students, instructors and others in the academic community and any group interested in oil sands monitoring results are encouraged to attend. 

There is no cost to attend this event; however, participants must register in advance.

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 23, 2014 by AEN

Call for Aboriginal and NGO Nominations for Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards Development and Review Working Group

Initiative: 
CAAQS Development and Review Working Group
Position: 
Aboriginal & NGO Members (5)
Application Deadline: 
4 Nov 2014 - 11:00am

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is the primary minister-led intergovernmental forum for collective action on environmental issues of national and international concern. In 2012 ministers agreed to take further action to protect the health of Canadians and the environment with measures to improve air quality in Canada through the implementation of the Air Quality Management System (AQMS). CCME’s Air Management Committee (AMC) is supporting jurisdictions’ implementation of AQMS. Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 30 2014 - 8:30am - 11:30am

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal fired plants (Alberta Energy, 2012). The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (Alberta study here). What are the impacts of coal on human health? How can Alberta include health issues related to burning coal in its energy strategy? Read more »

Location

MacHall A (lower level)
MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW)
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Posted September 24, 2014 by AEN

Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 29 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone, coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (A Costly Diagnosis, 2013). The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal-fired plants. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2014 by AEN

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal Power — A Panel Discussion

Jan 16 2014 - 12:00pm

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal-Power Event Poster

A Panel Discussion

  • Joe Anglin, MLA, Wildrose
  • Hon. Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA, Associate Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy
  • Rachel Notley, MLA, NDP
  • David Swann, MLA, Liberal

Free Event. All Welcome!

Location

Room 1 490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 10, 2014 by AEN

Public Comments Invited: Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project

Initiative: 
Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project
Deadline: 
23 Dec 2013 (All day)

From the CEAA website:

…the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Genesee Generating Station Expansion Project, located in Alberta. To assist in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. Read more »

Posted December 6, 2013 by AEN

AEN Fall Meetings 2013

You are invited to attend the 2013 Alberta Environmental Network Fall Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. Read more »

Location

Bennett Centre
9703 94 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 22, 2013 by AEN

Air Quality Monitoring Workshop

Oct 7 2013 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Oct 8 2013 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The impact of air pollution on human health and vegetation has become a major source of concern over the past several years. The quality of air, water, and soil directly and indirectly impacts human health. As such, air quality monitoring plays an integral part in determining the quality of existing air as well as enabling the management efforts for the future air quality challenges. Read more »

Location

University of Calgary, MacEwan Centre
Calgary, AB

Posted September 27, 2013 by AEN

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