Environment

FILE - Anita Alexander takes an early morning paddle on Lacombe Lake. She has appealed a decision to make the lake into a stormwater drainage catchment. (Photo contributed by Anita Alexander)

Environmental hearing set for Blackfalds’ stormwater drainage into Lacombe Lake

An Environmental Appeals Board hearing over an approval to drain stormwater from…

 

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson, left to right, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna hold a press conference at the Ornamental Gardens in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Wilkinson proposes changes to Canada’s net-zero emissions bill to gain NDP support

Wilkinson proposes changes to Canada’s net-zero emissions bill to gain NDP support

 

A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Observers question new Alberta environment, social, governance job posting

UCP posted an opening for an assistant deputy minister with the Environmental, Social, and Governance Secretariat

A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A dump truck works near an oilsands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sunday June 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Trojan Horse:’ Alberta to argue that federal assessment law unconstitutional

‘Trojan Horse:’ Alberta to argue that federal assessment law unconstitutional

A dump truck works near an oilsands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sunday June 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A hopper moves dirt in Suncor’s Millennium mine in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta, on Monday June 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A hopper moves dirt in Suncor’s Millennium mine in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta, on Monday June 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A man wearing shorts uses trekking poles as he walks through the snow at Burnaby Mountain Park in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Canadians are “Angry Birds” when it comes to climate action, indicates a survey the United Nations calls the largest ever taken on the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UN survey uses Angry Birds to reveal Canadian, global opinions on climate policies

Canada seventh out of 50 countries when it comes to concern about the environment

A man wearing shorts uses trekking poles as he walks through the snow at Burnaby Mountain Park in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Canadians are “Angry Birds” when it comes to climate action, indicates a survey the United Nations calls the largest ever taken on the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man leaves a Loblaws store in Toronto on Thursday, May 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Environmental groups applaud Loblaw’s commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

Environmental groups applaud Loblaw’s commitment to phase out receipts with phenol

A man leaves a Loblaws store in Toronto on Thursday, May 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Coal leases have been granted by the UCP government in the Nordegg area near Abraham Lake that attracts anglers of all ages. (Contributed photo by Scott Sheldrake)

‘This is a terrible thing that’s been done to us’: Approved coal leases in west-central Alberta a concern

Coal leases in scenic tourist areas around Nordegg — including near Crescent…

Coal leases have been granted by the UCP government in the Nordegg area near Abraham Lake that attracts anglers of all ages. (Contributed photo by Scott Sheldrake)
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

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

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
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)
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…