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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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Making the Connection: Water and Land in Alberta

Water Matters has released a new report entitled "Making the Connection: Water and Land in Alberta".

In Alberta, 90,000 square kilometres of forests safeguard the upper reaches of the Athabasca and Saskatchewan River systems, and more than 100,000 square kilometres of wetlands store and filter water over 18 per cent of the province. Making the Connection: Water and Land in Alberta, a new report by Water Matters, concludes that the Alberta government must protect these and other watershed resources to prevent a water crisis in the province in the coming decades. This is the easiest, most effective and least costly way to maintain healthy ecosystems and the benefits they provide including clean, abundant drinking water, sustainable fisheries, and water for agriculture and other industrial uses. The best part? It will also save taxpayers billions of dollars over the long term.

Download the report from the Water Matters website. Read more about Making the Connection: Water and Land in Alberta

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Edmonton & Area Land Trust Annual Report now online

Please note that EALT has published its 2008-2009 Annual Report viewable via our homepage: www.ealt.ca, and it will remain on our Resources page.

We invite you all to peruse it. Besides providing information on our accomplishments, which include land securement, outreach, awards and partnerships; it also provides detailed summaries of our activities since we became operational. Read more about Edmonton & Area Land Trust Annual Report now online

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New Publication: Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta

The Environmental Law Centre's Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta: A jurisdictional review and recommendations for reform is a jurisdictional review focused on comparing law and policy approaches to implementation of collaboratively produced and approved watershed management plans. The review identifies central issues that must be dealt with in a policy framework for implementation of plans.

This publication can be downloaded for free from the Materials Available to Download section of the ELC website. Read more about New Publication: Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta

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