Tag Archives: University of Alberta News

Towards Greener, Faster, Smaller Electronic Circuitry

The ECOreport reposts news of  a new wat to correct communication pathways in silicon chips, moving towards greener, faster, smaller electric circuitry

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Jennifer Pascoe on July 26, 2017

A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta physicist Robert Wolkow.

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The Ultimate Tiny Condo

The ECOreport reposts new of one way to relieve pressure from Western Canada’s housing market, the ultimate tiny condo.

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Bev Betkowski

It’s no bigger than a cozy living room, but a tiny condo built by a University of Alberta researcher gives an exciting glimpse into the big picture of what future housing could be—affordable, functional and human.
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Sociology Student Urges Canadians To Stand Against Islamophobia

The ECOreport reposts an address before the House of Commons, Sociology student urges Canadians to stand against Islamophobia

Originally Published on the University of Alberta News

By Geoff McMaster

Srosh Hassan is no stranger to public speaking, but when she stood up in the House of Commons during the Daughters of the Vote event, emotion got the best of her.

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Misconception Driving Islamophobia In Canada

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about Canada’s newest wave of immigrants, Misconception Driving Islamophobia In Canada

Originally published on University of Alberta News

By Geoff McMaster

A Radio-Canada poll released this week shows that most Canadians support welcoming refugees. But 74 per cent said they also support screening for anti-Canadian values as a way to keep terrorism out of the country.
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Business Case For Keystone XL Unclear

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from Alberta, Business Case For Keystone XL Unclear

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Lesley Young

After all the controversy about TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL expansion, it may be market pressures that seal the project’s fate.
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No Comparison Between Clinton & Trump

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about the U.S. election, there really is no comparison between Clinton & Trump

Originally Published on the UAlberta News

By W. Andy Knight

Canada’s position next to the United States is like a mouse living next to an elephant. If the elephant rolls over, it could put the mouse’s life in serious danger. No wonder Canadians are watching the U.S. presidential election campaign in the same way a bystander might gravitate to a gruesome car crash.

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University Of Alberta Pioneering Smart Grid Technologies

The ECOreport reposts a story showing the University Of Alberta Pioneering Smart Grid Technologies

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Richard Cairney

Our existing electrical power distribution system predates new technology like electric cars, high-efficiency electrical appliances and electronic devices—and even simple things like new LED lights. The grid itself is designed to carry AC electrical power with a certain range of characteristics. However, many new high-efficiency devices and appliances operate on DC power and need to convert the AC charge; what’s more, the quality of power from renewable energy generators such as wind or solar producers isn’t a good match with the existing power grid. Private and public utilities need to protect this essential infrastructure and harsh restrictions on the quality of power they allow the grid to carry is a roadblock to the development of more renewable energy generation.

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Protecting Alberta’s Woodland Caribou

The ECOreport reposts a story of recent measures protecting Alberta’s Woodland Caribou

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Jennifer Pascoe

The Alberta government recently announced an aggressive protection plan for caribou ranges in northern and central Alberta. The new plan includes adding 1.8 million hectares of protected land for a total of 4.9 million hectares across Alberta. Stan Boutin, University of Alberta professor (biological sciences) and Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chair, will oversee the advisory panel implementing and monitoring the new plan.
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Wildfire Threatens Forest Communities

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about how extreme wildfire threatens forest communities & What they are doing about it

Originally Published on the University of Alberta News

By Michael Brown

The ongoing Fort McMurray wildfire struggle joins an unsettling and suddenly growing list of calamities the likes of which Albertans, once upon a time, could only witness by flipping through a newspaper or watching the nightly news.

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Alberta’s Most Devastating Inferno

The ECOreport reposts an analysis of the Fort McMurray Wildfire: Is Alberta’s most devastating inferno the result of climate Change? Or just another Wildfire? 

Originally Published on University of Alberta News

By Bryan Alary

Record heat, tinder­-dry conditions contributed to Alberta’s most devastating inferno, says UAlberta wildland fire professor. Expect more extremes in the future.

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