Environment

Corb Lund tips his hat during the Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta musician Corb Lund comes out against proposed coal mines in Rocky Mountains

Alberta musician Corb Lund comes out against proposed coal mines in Rocky Mountains

 

Whale families bring along calf on return trip to traditional feeding grounds in B.C.

Whale families bring along calf on return trip to traditional feeding grounds in B.C.

 

Regeneratively managed pasture in the foreground and continuously grazed pasture in the background. The pasture in the foreground has more animals grazing on it, but is still not overgrazed. (Photo: Steve Kenyon, Greener Pastures Ranching in Busby, Alberta)

Regenerative agriculture: good for you, and good for the planet!

Healthy food + healthy humans are produced by healthy soil + a healthy ecosystem

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

Straws, stir sticks and bags among first targets of countrywide plastics ban

Straws, stir sticks and bags among first targets of countrywide plastics ban

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says six single-use plastic items that…

  • Oct 7, 2020
Straws, stir sticks and bags among first targets of countrywide plastics ban
Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Legislation to set five-year climate targets highest priority this fall: Wilkinson

Canada needs to curb its emissions drastically over three decades

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Damage from parks being overused happening across Alberta: environment minister

Damage from parks being overused happening across Alberta: environment minister

Damage from parks being overused happening across Alberta: environment minister

Damage from parks being overused happening across Alberta: environment minister
A group of ocean advocates and movie buffs is turning an old lobster fishing vessel into a replica of the Orca, the boat captained by the grizzled shark hunter Quint in “Jaws,” in a July 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Going in the water again: ‘Jaws’ boat clone supports sharks

The Orca is headed back to the waters of New England, but…

A group of ocean advocates and movie buffs is turning an old lobster fishing vessel into a replica of the Orca, the boat captained by the grizzled shark hunter Quint in “Jaws,” in a July 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Premier Jason Kenney and Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks chat before the speech from the throne is delivered in Edmonton. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Scientists criticize Alberta’s monitoring suspension, lack of consultation

EDMONTON — Shutting down a broad range of Alberta’s environmental monitoring over…

In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Premier Jason Kenney and Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks chat before the speech from the throne is delivered in Edmonton. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Young climate activists are planning livestreams and webinars to keep the issue of climate front and centre on the world stage, in an April 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Young climate activists slowed by pandemic, but not defeated

Jamie Margolin had not expected to be sitting in her bedroom right…

  • Apr 20, 2020
Young climate activists are planning livestreams and webinars to keep the issue of climate front and centre on the world stage, in an April 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Young climate activists are planning livestreams and webinars to keep the issue of climate front and centre on the world stage, in an April 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Young climate activists slowed by pandemic, but not defeated

Livestreams and webinars planned

  • Apr 20, 2020
Young climate activists are planning livestreams and webinars to keep the issue of climate front and centre on the world stage, in an April 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Environment leaders say feds need to push sustainability as budget nears

OTTAWA — Environment leaders are warning the federal Liberals not to turn…

A federal report says Canada is on track to meet one of its crucial climate-change commitments, in a Feb. 13, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Government tells UN it’s on track to meet climate goals for power generation

Canada appears poised to rack up a climate-change win, says a recent…

A federal report says Canada is on track to meet one of its crucial climate-change commitments, in a Feb. 13, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Environment Canada is releasing scientific evidence to support banning most single-use plastics next year, in a Jan. 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Environment Canada to release science review backing need for plastics ban

OTTAWA — Environment Canada is releasing scientific evidence today to back up…

Environment Canada is releasing scientific evidence to support banning most single-use plastics next year, in a Jan. 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Innovative geothermal technology being showcased at central Alberta site

Innovative geothermal technology being showcased at central Alberta site

Demonstration project near Rocky Mountain House draws heat from deep underground

Innovative geothermal technology being showcased at central Alberta site
Alberta’s bull trout is now on the federal “threatened species” list. (Black Press file photo from AP.)

Alberta’s official fish is now on federal threatened species list

Red Deer man helped make the bull trout the province’s fish symbol

Alberta’s bull trout is now on the federal “threatened species” list. (Black Press file photo from AP.)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says Canada will not escape the severe effects of climate change. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Oceans, glaciers at increasing risk, including Canada’s: climate report

Damage to Earth’s oceans and glaciers from climate change is outpacing the…

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says Canada will not escape the severe effects of climate change. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
To hit environment goals, feds should create ‘super’ tax credit, report says

To hit environment goals, feds should create ‘super’ tax credit, report says

OTTAWA — A government-struck expert panel is calling for new “super-deduction” tax…

To hit environment goals, feds should create ‘super’ tax credit, report says
Mother Earth was celebrated during an Earth Day gathering Monday in Red Deer’s Centennial Park by members of the Red Feather Women and the community at large. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Photo: Celebrating Mother Earth in Red Deer

Women of all ages gathered to mark Earth Day

Mother Earth was celebrated during an Earth Day gathering Monday in Red Deer’s Centennial Park by members of the Red Feather Women and the community at large. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
A talk about the long history of the Red Deer River Naturalists will be held March 20 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).

History of the Red Deer River Naturalists — Alberta’s oldest conservation group — presented

Rod Trentham will speak about the RDRN on March 20 at Red Deer museum

A talk about the long history of the Red Deer River Naturalists will be held March 20 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).
New Alberta parks create world’s largest boreal forest preserve: government

New Alberta parks create world’s largest boreal forest preserve: government

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it is creating the world’s largest…

New Alberta parks create world’s largest boreal forest preserve: government