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UN Forum on Forests: Major Groups Call for Urgent Action

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 23, 2007

New York, April 23 - Major Groups took the lead on a multi-stakeholder dialogue at the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 7th Session being held in New York and called on Governments to undertake immediate action on behalf of civil society. They told the UNFF that the status quo is unacceptable and expressed alarm at the unprecedented rate of forest disappearance which is having tremendous impacts on people and the environment. They said that it is time to move the dialogue to action and called for a member country to host a Major Group-led initiative in 2008 that would allow more substantial discussion on Major Groups' engagement in the multi-year programme of work (MYPOW). Nations are convened at the UN Headquarters to discuss a non-legally binding instrument (NLBI) on all types of forests and the MYPOW for the period 2007-2015. Read more about UN Forum on Forests: Major Groups Call for Urgent Action

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Call for Oil Sands Moratorium Grows Louder

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 23, 2007

As the second round of province-wide oil sands consultations draws to a close, the call for a temporary reprieve from new oil sands leases and approvals increases. In its second presentation to the Oil Sands Consultation Panel in Calgary today, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) added its voice to those asking for a moratorium on oil sands activities, for new protected areas in oil sands regions, and for an overarching provincial land and resources management plan that effectively addresses cumulative impacts. Read more about Call for Oil Sands Moratorium Grows Louder

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Bow River News - Apr 23rd, 2007

Bow Riverkeeper

1. Drumheller says no to supplying water to the Balzac development

A controversial proposal to pipe water from the Red Deer to a development in the Bow River basin has run into a major stumbling block. On April 3, 2007, Town of Drumheller Council denied Municipal District of Rocky View's request to use Drumheller's water intake structure and works to withdraw water from the Red Deer River that would supply the United Horsemen's new development near Balzac, a few miles north of Calgary. The vote was unanimous.

Read more: http://www.bowriverkeeper.org/node/121 Read more about Bow River News - Apr 23rd, 2007

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Action Alert - Alberta's Climate Change Plan

Toxics Watch Society of Alberta

The Alberta Government needs to hear from you about its climate change plan.

Through its website, the government is soliciting comments from the public on what should be included in its new plan. Here are a few things you can do to make sure the Alberta government knows that the public demands action on climate change. Read more about Action Alert - Alberta's Climate Change Plan

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Spring Programs - Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area
Box 20, Site 23, RR8
Calgary, Alberta, T2J 2T9

Advanced registration required (call 403-931-2042) for each program, except An Inconvenient Truth (payment will be accepted at the door for this program).

An Inconvenient Truth

Join Kevin Allison of The Climate Project for a live presentation of the slideshow that is changing Canada’s mind about climate change. Read more about Spring Programs - Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

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