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Caribou Update: Rhetoric Meets Reality

By Nature Kids / 22 April 2024

In the Spring issue of Nature Alberta Magazine: An honest appraisal of the gap between rhetoric and reality in caribou conservation.

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Four Ways to Help Your Backyard Birds

By Nature Kids / 22 April 2024

Four practical tips to create a safe and welcoming space for urban birds in your own backyard.

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The Impacts of Impact Assessment

By Nature Kids / 19 January 2024

The status of impact assessment in Alberta — in terms of environmental protection, where do we stand?

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The Changing Role of Forest Fire in a Warming Climate

By Nature Kids / 19 January 2024

Explore the changing role of forest fire in a warming climate. What does the future hold, and how can we respond?

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Renewable Energy: Proceed But With Caution

By Rick Schneider / 19 November 2023

The Alberta government recently put a pause on renewable energy projects, exposing critical gaps in our system of land-use planning. Nature Alberta strongly supports efforts to reduce carbon emissions through increased renewable energy development. But we need to do a better job of planning renewable energy projects and where they are placed on the landscape.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: The Legacy of Fossil Fuel Industry Disturbances

By Steph Weizenbach / 29 September 2023

BY KEVIN P. TIMONEY

The legacy of fossil fuel landscape disturbance is pervasive in Alberta. Municipalities and individual homeowners are finding themselves living alongside contaminated sites, which at first glance may have appeared nice and green. Learn to spot the signs of contamination…

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Freedom to Roam

By Steph Weizenbach / 29 September 2023

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

What if people were allowed to walk through and explore undeveloped landscapes wherever and whenever they chose? And what if this was considered a basic human right with deep cultural roots and wide public support?

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Conservation Trade-offs

By Steph Weizenbach / 7 July 2023

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Situations where conservation objectives are themselves in conflict are challenging for conservationists to grapple with and lead to divisions within the conservation community.

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Does Going Green Put Wildlife in the Red?

By Steph Weizenbach / 7 July 2023

BY LORNE FITCH
There is no question we need to transition from fossil fuels to alternate energy sources. It’s hard to find a species in Alberta not affected by climate change. But we shouldn’t be blind to the issues renewable energy solutions can cause to wildlife and their habitats.

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Deadly Fungus Adds to Bat Conservation Concerns

By Nature Kids / 11 April 2023

BY CORY OLSON

While bats have a remarkable ability to manage energy reserves, only a few can withstand the devastating impacts of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease caused by a fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, that grows on bats during hibernation, which will lead to more frequent arousals during the winter, depletion of energy stores, and eventual starvation.

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