Industry uses compensation lakes to create homes for displaced fish
When we hear the word "compensation," we often think about money. But all Mike Hunka, a biologist at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), thinks about are walleye, grayling, and trout. In other words,… Read more
An at risk species is growing in numbers on old oilsands land
Bison, now considered at risk or threatened depending on the chart you read, once roamed North America in astonishing numbers of about 40 million.
New requirements for Alberta’s oil and gas industry will reduce greenh…
Imagine you're in a game of Jeopardy! and you've selected "Climate Change for $500, Alex." Your answer is: When one carbon atom is combined with four hydrogen atoms, the result is a gas that is 25 tim… Read more
Graphic explains how water is used and conserved in oil and gas develo…
Like canola fields, cattle, and even our bodies, Alberta’s oil and gas sector needs water to survive.
A new AER video explains the link between hydraulic fracturing and ear…
If an earthquake happens, but no one can feel it, did it really happen?
Industry-led program aims to help woodland caribou populations recover
You might've seen them while out on a hike or when flying over heavily wooded areas: long seismic lines or old access roads cut into the forest. In northeast Alberta, these are more than blemishes on… Read more
Spill-response co-op pulls out all the stops when tackling an oil rele…
If you’ve ever driven past a car dealership, you might recognize this distinct silhouette: an air-filled tube with tentacle hair and run-amok limbs, dancing by the side of the road while air courses t… Read more
AER report includes data that shows less water being used in energy de…
It’s the middle of winter, and the world around us is frozen—tree branches droop with snow and lakes have transformed from glacier-blue basins to nature’s crystal-clear ice rinks. But the water from A… Read more