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Alberta to Protect Woodland Caribou

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The sharp decline of Alberta’s woodland caribou population has long been a concern. According to Mark Hebblewhite, associate professor of ungulate habitat biology at the University of Montana, compared the province’s previous attempts to resolve this situation by culling wolves – but not prioritizing habitat restoration –  to shovelling sand. The University of Alberta agreed, and pointed to the fact these animals are “in an area with high levels of human disturbance resulting from forestry and oil and gas activity.” That changed this morning, the province of Alberta is extending its’ protection over an additional 1.8 million hectares of forest.

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Lawsuits Filed Over Flawed Joint Review Panel Recommendation For Northern Gateway Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMFour lawsuits have been filed to block Cabinet from following the Joint Review Panel’s recommendation that the Northern Gateway Project be allowed to proceed.
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