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The Tide is High

The AER releases its annual industry water use report

Like aquatic plants, splish-splashy fish, and the human body, Alberta industries rely on water to survive. The oil and gas sector is no exception. It is allocated a portion of the province’s water, wh… Read more

Keeping the Wolves at Bay

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.

Doing What it Takes to Keep Wildlife Safe

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

Using Less to Produce 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

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?

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