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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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ANPC Monthly Lunchtime Webinar Mini-Series

By Nature Kids / 3 January 2024

Alberta Native Plant Council
Online Presentation
Feb 13, 12 PM

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Taking Action: Launching an Environmental Advocacy Campaign

By Rick Schneider / 27 December 2023

Recorded Presentation
Speaker: Richard Schneider
Host: Nature Alberta

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Time Travelling to Alberta’s Past and Future Under a Changing Climate

By Steph Weizenbach / 21 November 2023

Recorded Presentation
Speaker: Richard Schneider
Host: Grasslands Naturalists Society & Nature Alberta

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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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How to Build a Bird: The Story of Avian Evolution

By Nature Kids / 23 October 2023

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER AND NICK CARTER

The origin of the avian body plan is not something bird watchers often think about. With so many species to find and identify out there, what does it matter how they originated? However, the story of bird evolution is a fascinating one, and understanding it can bring great enrichment to the hobby of birdwatching. 

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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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Fade to Black: Melanism in Mammals

By Nature Kids / 14 July 2023

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

Black colouration, referred to as melanism, occurs in almost all mammals. This is no surprise when it comes to black bears and skunks. But there are also reports of black Richardson’s ground squirrels, red foxes, white-tailed deer, bobcats, and even snowshoe hares. And of course, wolves. The processes underlying these variations in colouration are quite interesting.

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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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How Do UCP Environmental Policies Stack Up?

By Rick Schneider / 10 April 2023

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

One thing almost all Albertans will agree on is that it’s important to take good care of our environment, both for our own well-being and for the generations that will follow. So how are we doing on the environmental protection front? In this article we will review how past and present governments have sought to balance resource development with environmental protection.

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