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Shelterbelts fight climate change on the farm, study finds

Shelterbelts fight climate change on the farm, study finds

Trees trap two to three times more carbon than crops

COMMENTARY: Cleaning up our act on plastic pollution

They are convenient, inexpensive and versatile but plastics are harming our health and our planet. Recognizing the damaging effects of plastic pollution, the federal government recently announced regulations limiting single-use plastics. But they do not go far enough to protect human health or ensure environmental sustainability.
Canmore's clean energy program nears launch

Canmore's clean energy program nears launch

“I am excited about this program. I am excited for this program to be rolled out. I think it is an excellent opportunity for people to have the change they want but are fiscally unable to do so.”
Buffaloberry season leads to bear advisory for residents, visitors

Buffaloberry season leads to bear advisory for residents, visitors

“If there's a good crop, they’ll literally just park themselves into a shrub bush and often engorge on them. It goes through their system pretty fast and sugars get extracted.
Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin officially removed

Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin officially removed

“It is heartbreaking. It is one of the best-known huts in Canada, you can even argue North America. It has been associated with the Alpine Club of Canada for many years. For everyone in the club, guests who have stayed there, staff and a vast number of volunteers, it is something that everyone has a difficult time with.”
Banff mayor takes in climate change workshop at FCM

Banff mayor takes in climate change workshop at FCM

“We should all know that climate change is an imminent threat to this park and our home and our lives as we know it, as well as our livelihoods, and there’s absolutely an economic cost that’s going to come with the very real effects of climate change.”
Snowpack in Banff, Kananaskis well above normal

Snowpack in Banff, Kananaskis well above normal

“It seems like we’re about a month behind what we would normally see for snow amounts."
Snow at higher elevations keeping bears in valley bottoms

Snow at higher elevations keeping bears in valley bottoms

“There’s less food up high so we have more bears staying in the valley later and that’s coinciding with an increase in tourist use,” said Laura Nicholson, resource management officer for Banff National Park.
Alberta needs cohesive flood planning: experts

Alberta needs cohesive flood planning: experts

“There's no sort of co-ordinated national approach or national standards, laws, regulations,” said Ryan Ness, director of adaptation at the Canadian Climate Institute.
Carbon capture to help reduce emissions from hydrogen

Carbon capture to help reduce emissions from hydrogen

“We have infrastructure already in place,” said Amit Kumar, professor at the University of Alberta and Alberta Innovates Associate industrial research chair in energy and environmental systems engineering.