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Alberta's War on Pine Beetles - Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 12, 2007

The implications of the impending outbreak of mountain pine beetle (MPB) in Alberta look to be profound, but knee-jerk attempts to deal with the problem - or to be seen to deal with the problem - will likely do more damage than the beetles themselves. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that measures to deal with the MPB outbreak must be led by the best available science. Read more about Alberta's War on Pine Beetles - Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut

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Gearing up for Alberta Water Quality Awareness Day 2007

Be a part of something big!

On-line registration is now open! Register early to avoid being disappointed.

Have you ever wondered about the quality of water in your local stream or wetland? Albertans will have the opportunity to learn more about their local waterways during the third annual Alberta Water Quality Awareness (AWQA) Day on June 5, 2007.

AWQA Day provides free test kits for participants to get outside and learn about the water quality of any lake, stream, wetland or other surface waterbody of interest. Read more about Gearing up for Alberta Water Quality Awareness Day 2007

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Book Tour - Wild Weather: The Truth Behind Global Warming

Join Dr. Reese Halter, award-winning conservation scientist, best-selling author and professor of Botany at Humboldt State University, as he explores global warming and its affect on our weather. Using vivid examples that highlight the impact of wild weather — 200 heat-wave related deaths in the U.S. (2006), 48.1 billion acres of forest burnt (1998 ­ 2006), $7 billion ice storm clean-up (1998), and 1.3 million homeless after hurricane Katrina (2006) — Dr. Reese brings the issue of global warming to the forefront. Read more about Book Tour - Wild Weather: The Truth Behind Global Warming

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Albertans asked for input on province's energy royalty regime

Website and public meetings part of royalty review

April 5, 2007

Edmonton...Albertans are being encouraged to make submissions to the expert panel currently reviewing the province's royalty and tax regime for energy resources.

Five public meetings have been scheduled to gather input from interested Albertans and key stakeholders, and a newly established website will allow submissions to be made online. Read more about Albertans asked for input on province's energy royalty regime

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Environmental groups call on Prime Minister to adopt Clean Air and Climate Change Act

Media Release

For release: March 30, 2007

Climate Action Network/Réseau action climat Canada is calling on the Government of Canada to immediately pass and implement the Clean Air and Climate Change Act (Bill C-30) as amended by a House of Commons legislative committee this week. The amended version contains most of the changes proposed jointly by environmental organizations in January, including regulations requiring our largest polluters to face “Kyoto-level” caps on their greenhouse gas emissions. Read more about Environmental groups call on Prime Minister to adopt Clean Air and Climate Change Act

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