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Wild Lands Advocate October 2010, Vol. 18, No. 5

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Illusion of Integrity
  • What is Happening With the New Provincial Parks Legislation?
  • Do Mountain Bikes Belong in the Backcountry? Absolutely.
  • A Sordid Affair: Mountain Biking in Canada's National Parks
  • The Willmore: Stronger Management... What's So Evil About World Heritage Status?
  • Potatogate: Turning Endangered Species Habitat into Potato Chips
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Media Releases & Op-eds

Seeking the Right Balance: Financial Security for Conservation and Reclamation of Alberta's Oil Sands Mines

Edmonton, AB – Development of Alberta’s oilsands resources has significant environmental consequences and potentially long-lasting impact on land and water resources. Oil sands surface mining projects have caused radical changes in landscapes and tailings ponds represent a significant ongoing challenge. Read more about Seeking the Right Balance: Financial Security for Conservation and Reclamation of Alberta's Oil Sands Mines

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Greenpeace report challenges Canada’s need for dirty, risky fossil fuels

TORONTO — Greenpeace today released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s energy potential that challenges the need for dirty oil from the tar sands and shows that Canada can create tens of thousands of green jobs, while providing over 90 per cent of the country’s electricity and heating needs from renewable sources by 2050. Read more about Greenpeace report challenges Canada’s need for dirty, risky fossil fuels

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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.

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  • 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
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Pembina Briefing Note: Canadian Oil Sands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Facts in Perspective

This briefing note outlines key information about greenhouse gas emissions from Canada's oil sands today and in the future. Recent attention to the issue of greenhouse gases in Canada and the U.S. prompted the Pembina Institute to outline key issues in more detail. Read more about Pembina Briefing Note: Canadian Oil Sands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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2010-06 Vol. 18 No. 3 Wild Lands Advocate

The Alberta Wilderness Association has posted the latest issue of Wild Lands Advocate.

Features

  • Lakeland: A Lifelong Odyssey in a Land of Wonder
  • Exploring Alberta’s Mountain Wilderness
  • Thoughts on “Being:” Get Out There
  • Disabled Citizens: Welcome Them into the Conservation Community
  • Blind Ambition: the Ross Watson Message
  • North America’s Original Frequent Fliers
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Why Water Matters: Annual Report 2009

Water Matters has posted their 2009 Annual Report — Why Water Matters.

Why Water Matters CoverAs Albertans, we are so used to clean water flowing from our taps that it is easy to forget how much we depend on it. Though we are solid to the touch, 60 per cent of our bodies are made of water. All plant and animal life could not survive without this simple molecule, and neither could Alberta's most important economic drivers, including agriculture and the oil sands.

 

In Why Water Matters, our 2009 annual report, we provide highlights of Water Matters' work in 2009 and revisit the fundamental motivations behind what we do. Learn why water matters to us — and why it should matter to you too!

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Wildlands Advocate Vol. 18 No. 2

The April 2010 issue of Wildlands Advocate (Vol. 18 No. 2) is available for download from the AWA website.

Features

  • Understanding the Ecology of Mountain Goats: The Long-Term Study of Caw Ridge
  • Research Without Results
  • Wolverines: Putting the Wild into Wilderness
  • Celebrating the Snakes of Alberta
  • Endangered Species Under Alberta’s Wildlife Act: Effective Legal Protection?
  • Livestock Grazing in the Castle’s Front Range Canyons
  • 2010 Update on Skoki
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