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A Remedy for Releases

Not so scary: bacteria can be a natural solution for cleaning oil spil…

Bacteria can seem like scary stuff. Most people associate it with something that makes you sick, but there are many types of good bacteria out there, such as probiotics that can improve gut health.

Just Like Oil and Water

CanmetENERGY lab studies bitumen’s effects in marine environments

When it comes to energy development, it’s no secret that pipelines—and the products they transport—are a hot topic. Of particular interest are the effects of diluted bitumen in water, and how quickly… Read more

Hope Springs Eternal

Landowner, company, and AER find solution to rejuvenate much-loved spr…

When you visit Marlene Peacock’s home—a rural retreat hidden away from civilization near Rimbey, Alberta—you never want to leave. The property, which was purchased by Peacock’s father in 1982, is home… Read more

For the Birds’ Sake

Oil sands committee helping to keep birds safe

While you’re likely familiar with the phrase birds of a feather flock together, you’ve probably never thought about it in terms of the energy industry, governments, and the AER working together to hel… Read more

Keeping an Eye on Emissions

Five things to know about this year’s flaring and venting report

Every year, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) publishes facts and figures about who is flaring and venting gas in the prov

Picking Up What’s Been Thrown Out

When it comes to imported waste, one company’s trash is another compan…

Imagine this: you’re walking down the street, tearing open your favourite candy bar. You eat the candy bar. What happens next?

University of Calgary Researchers Eye Up Oil Patch Emissions

Work is being done to reduce methane emissions produced by the oil and…

Governments and companies around the world are pledging to reduce methane emissions, especially greenhouse-gas emissions emitted by the upstream petroleum industry.

Keeping Them Swimming Upstream

Inspecting road crossings help protect fish and their ecosystems

On the surface, it’s not always obvious how things are linked together, and solving a problem often requires looking deeper into possible connections. When it comes to assessing environmental impacts… Read more

Waste Not, Want Not

Spraying drilling waste on fields puts dirt back to the earth from whi…

When an oil company proposed spraying drilling waste on Jeff Fluney’s fields, his response was an understandable “no.” But when the company came knocking again the next year, he had a change of heart.… Read more

Protecting the Planet We Call Home

Forty-eight years on, Earth Day is alive and well

At a time when the Beatles’ breakup and Vietnam War protests dominated headlines, the environment was scarcely in the conversation for most people, apart from the tired slogan: “Don’t be a Litterbug.”… Read more

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