Science & Environment

N.B. wind and rain storm damages trees, causes outages in Fredericton area

NB Power was reporting over 6,000 outages as of 10 a.m. local time, mostly in communities north of the city.…

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First Nations appeal decisions to suspend Alberta oil patch monitoring

This is not how you pursue “ethical oil,” said Mikisew Cree First Nation Chief Archie Waquan. Read More   source

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Guelph’s Speed River may turn pink amid testing: city

The City of Guelph says it is using an environmentally-friendly dye to test flow patterns in the Speed River. Read…

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Tropical depression Cristobal: What we know so far about the history-making storm

The storm is expected to pick up strength as it nears Louisiana this weekend. Read More   source

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Goats return to Alexander Wilderness Park in Lethbridge to graze invasive weeds

Local goats are back in town, munching their way through invasive weeds in Alexander Wilderness and Indian Battle parks. Read…

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First Nations, environmentalists ask for Alberta to restart oilpatch monitoring

Seven environmental and Indigenous groups are asking the Alberta government to restart monitoring in the province’s oilpatch as soon as…

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N.S. shelter organizer says province should act faster to provide housing for those in need

Alongside the 25 people from the Citadel shelter, around 170 people in hotels will need to move out. Read More…

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Putin orders state of emergency after 20,000-tonne Russian oil spill

Russian officials say the Ambarnaya river in the Arctic will need decades to recover after over 20,000 tonnes of fuel…

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Edmonton to join low-carbon cities network and share in $183M fund

According to a city hall report to be released Thursday, Edmonton will enter into an MOU with Alberta Ecotrust to…

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City of Peterborough, GreenUp offering cash back to residents who plant rain gardens

The City of Peterborough and GreenUp have partnered to offer up cash to Peterborough, Ont., residents who plant a rain…

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Vernon, B.C., city council to reconsider protection for heronry

Next week, Vernon city council is set to consider whether or not to loosen restrictions on a neighbouring property meant…

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High water levels on Churchill River system continuing to rise, posing risk to residents

The increase in water levels is from rainfall with more expected this week. Read More   source

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Montreal’s rare humpback whale sighting draws crowds and concern

Montreal’s wandering humpback whale has people flocking to the water’s edge, causing excitement and concern. Read More   source

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Spring mosquito season slightly behind this year in Edmonton, but picking up

“Compared with last year, last year we had a very, very low number of mosquitoes for May,” says Edmonton’s “bug…

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Alberta Opposition calls for public consultation on provincial parks plan

The Alberta Opposition is calling on the government to hold virtual public hearings on a plan to remove dozens of…

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‘We heard somebody screaming’: Son of B.C. wolf attack victim shares rescue story

Frank Russ said the wolf lunged at his father, Stanley Russ, without provocation outside his home in Port Edward, near…

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Manitoba adds $33M to spending on climate, damage prevention projects

Manitoba is topping up a multi-million dollar investment previously announced for emergency response and damage prevention projects to the tune…

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New Alberta carbon capture project now fully operational

The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, a major carbon capture project, is now full operational, according to the North West Redwater…

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