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Elevating Geological Monitoring to New Heights

Elevating Geological Monitoring to New Heights

Living in Canada’s Rocky Mountains can be idyllic; on occasion, it can also prove perilous. The coal-mining town of Frank, in Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass, can attest to this. On April 29, 1903, it took… Read more

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Mixing Oil and Water

AER water technologist Andrew Wagner explains why water is important for energy development

Canada has thousands of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. It is bordered by three oceans. And yet competition has never been greater, nor the concern higher, over access to fresh water. In addition… Read more

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Big Picture Planning

AER’s new program looks at engaging with communities in a different way

What if decisions on oil and gas development addressed the individual needs and concerns of an area? What if residents in communities collaborated to find solutions to issues? This is the direction… Read more

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No Stone Unturned

Detailed site inspections determine if industry’s reclamation work is up to snuff

Imagine a view of lush trees, native grasses, and picturesque wetlands filled with lively beavers, birds, and butterflies. This site 30 minutes to the west of Edmonton, near Wabamun, didn’t always… Read more

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Five Places That Will “Rock” Your World

Geological attractions that, like Pokémon Go, will get you off the couch and into Alberta

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you or someone you know is playing Pokémon Go. In Alberta, Pokémon hunters have been spotted everywhere from graveyards to mountain tops. The good news is,… Read more

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Mapping the Danger Zone

Sometimes the solution to a problem is right in front of you — it just takes a spark to see it.

Like most Albertans, Eileen Rubiera was concerned when she heard about the wildfires near Fort McMurray. Rubiera, a geographic information system (GIS) manager with the AER, knew how difficult it was… Read more

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Building Bridges over Troubled Waters

Alternative dispute resolution helps stakeholders overcome conflicts

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung said that the most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. That’s why alternative dispute resolution (ADR… Read more

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The Laws of Gravity and Murphy Apply

Five things to know about Alberta’s energy economy

The past year has been educational for those who took Alberta’s previously strong energy economy for granted. We’ve learned that our economy is a bit like an orchid: finicky, it responds to changes… Read more

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Why the Earth Moves in Fox Creek

The AER is studying how oil and gas activity triggers seismic activity

Residents of Fox Creek felt the ground tremble on January 12, 2016. The reason: a 4.8 magnitude (ML) earthquake just 35 km from the northern Alberta town. The quake was the fourth over 4 ML to shake… Read more

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Energy Data at Your Fingertips

AER moves Alberta’s energy supply/demand outlook report online

With a few simple clicks, Albertans can now find the information they need on Alberta’s energy reserves and production through our new interactive online approach to ST98-2016: Alberta's Energy… Read more

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