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On the Alberta Prairie, Ranchers Are Finding Ways to Coexist with the Grizzlies in their Midst
waterton  alberta  ranching  griz  conservation  crown  y2y  diss  montana  indigenous 
march 2014 by nicholassenn
Fort McMurray, Home to 176 Square km of Tar Sands Tailings Ponds, Overwhelmed by Floods | DeSmog Canada
On Friday the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), the Alberta government's industry regulator, released a report stating that tar sands companies have failed to comply with pre-existing agreements to limit the amount of water used in tar sands extraction and processing as well as the amount of polluted water that ends up in the region's growing toxic tailings ponds. The release of the report coincides with massive floods near Fort McMurray, wreaking havoc on the city's infrastructure. Since Friday the region has seen between 80 and 180mm of precipitation. Major highways have been closed, roads have been partially washed out, buildings flooded and homes evacuated. The city of Fort McMurray officially declared a state of emergency today, while unseasonably high temperatures prompt snow melt and rain is forecast to continue throughout the week. The immediate question is apparent: what threat does the flooding pose to the massive tailings ponds lining the Athabasca River and the...
flooding  alberta  news  fort_chipewyan  indigenous  tar_sands 
june 2013 by nicholassenn
Battle widens over oil pipelines from Canada through Midwest | StarTribune.com
Conservation groups have added allies and opened a new battlefront against pipeline expansion projects that will bring more Canadian tar sands crude oil through the Midwest
minnesota  alberta  news  midwest  keystone  tar_sands  pipelines 
march 2013 by nicholassenn
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