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Alberta government urged to stand fast on grizzly hunt suspension

Alberta environmentalists (including Alberta Wilderness Associatiion, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club Canada and UTSB Research) are hoping that the Alberta government will resist concerted lobbying efforts to introduce a spring grizzly bear hunt. Rather the government should heed the advice of its own scientists, who have consistently emphasized that such a hunt would not be sustainable. Read more about Alberta government urged to stand fast on grizzly hunt suspension

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Will Saskatchewan Oil Sands be a Carbon Copy of Alberta’s Mistakes?

Comprehensive new report outlines risks of poorly managed oil sands development and proposes a new approach
Saskatoon — Oil sands development in Saskatchewan should be paused immediately so that appropriate planning and regulatory processes can be put in place before further development occurs, says a report released today by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) in conjunction with the Pembina Institute and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. The report, Carbon Copy: Preventing Oil Sands Fever in Saskatchewan, outlines key steps that would be required to ensure any oil sands development proceeds responsibly.  

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New Alberta protected wilderness after 10 years?

Alberta opens door to first new protected wilderness in a decade
Edmonton -   For the first time in 10 years, the Alberta government is giving the green light to creating new protected wilderness areas in the province -- a move being welcomed by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). The region that will be affected is the Athabasca heartland, where oils sands developments threaten one of Alberta’s last strongholds of ecological integrity.

The province’s announcement last week gives the Lower Athabasca Regional Read more about New Alberta protected wilderness after 10 years?

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Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release by the Alberta Energy Research Institute of two new analyses comparing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands and other sources of crude oil:

“These reports reaffirm that producing and burning oil from the oil sands results in up to 45 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions relative to some sources of conventional crude oil. Read more about Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

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Consumers Get Help in Choosing Carbon Offsets

Canadians heading off for summer vacation will have some help in making their holidays more environmentally friendly, thanks to a new guide ranking carbon offsets and vendors that encourages consumers to choose the highest quality carbon offsets. Read more about Consumers Get Help in Choosing Carbon Offsets

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Landmark court victory forces government to protect endangered species habitat

Precedent-setting decision gives Canada’s endangered sage-grouse and other species at risk a chance at recovery

Vancouver, BC — Environmentalists are celebrating the first decisive victory for endangered species since the unveiling of Canada's Species at Risk Act in 2003. On Thursday (July 9) a federal court judge in Vancouver ruled that the federal Minister of the Environment, Jim Prentice, broke the law by refusing to identify critical habitat in a recovery plan for the endangered greater sage-grouse. Read more about Landmark court victory forces government to protect endangered species habitat

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New Edinborough Park Parties In Support of Calgary Pesticide Phase Out

Fourth Annual Party in the Park

Saturday June 13, 5 A St and 3 Ave NW

The fourth annual Party in the Park will take place in Calgary, using music, food and entertainment to celebrate the City's phase out of cosmetic pesticides. New Edinborough Park is now famous across Alberta for being the first Calgary park to go pesticide-free in 1998 and for providing the Calgary impetus to phase out cosmetic pesticides. The bylaw will ban pesticide use on private land by the end of 2010 and the city is to stop using pesticides when the bylaw is approved. Read more about New Edinborough Park Parties In Support of Calgary Pesticide Phase Out

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Clearing the Air of Oil Sands Myths

Pembina Institute Distributes Facts to Key Decision Makers in Canada and the U.S.

On June 4, 2009, the Pembina Institute distributed copies of a new resource, Clearing the Air on Oil Sands Myths, to key Canadian and U.S. decision makers. It identifies a growing body of oil sands “spin” from federal and Alberta politicians and the oil sands industry. Read more about Clearing the Air of Oil Sands Myths

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