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Proposed cattle feedlot threatens popular but fragile Alberta lake, residents say

May 2 2022 — Bob Weber — EDMONTON — Thousands of Alberta cottagers and homeowners are waiting anxiously to see if a provincial regulator will allow a large cattle feedlot to be developed near a popular and environmentally fragile recreational lake. Pigeon Lake, about 100 kilometres southwest of Edmonton, is home to about 5,800 seasonal and permanent residents and attracts about 100,000 […]

Canada’s hydrogen plans ‘feasible’ despite auditor concerns, says minister

Apr 26 2022 — Bob Weber — EDMONTON — The federal natural resources minister said Tuesday that concerns from the auditor general’s office about government plans to move to a more hydrogen-powered economy don’t mean the goals aren’t achievable. But Jonathan Wilkinson acknowledged Ottawa has much work to do to bring the provinces along with the government’s emissions reduction plan. And he […]

Climate change investments now reduce future costs, report finds

Apr 20 2022 — Bob Weber — Spending money now to avoid the worst effects of climate change later will literally pay for itself, according to a new analysis. "Investing now can pay off later," said Sean Cleary, head of the Institute for Sustainable Development at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont. "The investment is less than the cost." Some analysis already exists […]