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Clearing the Air on Emissions

How the AER is working with industry to navigate new methane emissions…

While filling our lungs with air is one of the most basic functions of the body, so basic that we do it without even thinking about it, understanding exactly what we're breathing in is far from basic… Read more

Caught on Tape

How industry keeps an eye on wildlife

If a bear sits in the woods, and no one is around to see it, did it actually happen? We see it all the time, people doing it all for “the ‘Gram.” Because if a picture isn’t posted to social media, the… Read more

Man-Made Lakes Mean Real Benefits

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

Where the Bison Roam

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.

Easing off the Gas

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

The 411 on H2O in O&G

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.

Seismology Matters

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?

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. In northeast Alberta, these are more than blemishes on… Read more

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

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