Visitors have scary close encounter with bear on bridge in Jasper

A close encounter with a bear in Jasper National Park left some people quite shaken Friday afternoon. It happened at around 3 p.m. at Athabasca Falls inside the park. Bijan Avaz, a college student visiting from Los Angeles, captured video…

Greenhouse gas intensity decreasing at Suncor, CNRL: report

Greenhouse gas emissions intensity of Canada’s two largest oil and gas producers continues to trend in the right direction: downward, according to sustainability reports highlighted by energy publication JWN. Story continues below JWN Energy said Suncor Energy and Canadian Natural…

This Alberta wildfire season has seen most hectares burned since 1981

According to the most recent numbers, wildfires in Alberta so far this season have burned about 817,256 hectares — the largest area in 38 years. In 1981, wildfires in Alberta burned 1,357,305 hectares. READ MORE: Tough return for Paddle Prairie…

Whitecourt, Woodlands County plead guilty, fined $100K over landfill environmental offences

The Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County have pleaded guilty to environmental offences at the local landfill, the Alberta government announced Friday, and have were fined a combined $100,000 that will be used for two creative sentencing projects. The two…

Alberta seeks feedback on greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

The Alberta government is seeking feedback on its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from big industrial players. READ MORE: New natural gas plants will have to pay carbon tax on all emissions The province’s environment, energy and agriculture ministers…

Alberta town becomes solar-powered net zero community: ‘the math makes total sense’

What began as a friendly rivalry between two southern Alberta towns has ended with what may be one of the most extensive programs of solar power anywhere in the country. Raymond, an agricultural community of about 4,000, has operated nine…

Study finds seismic lines in Alberta’s boreal forest increase methane emissions

University researchers say seismic lines used in energy exploration increase emissions of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. In a paper released today, Greg McDermid of the University of Calgary says seismic lines release enough methane to increase estimates of…

Tough return for Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement after Alberta wildfire: ‘It hurts to see’

More than 700 residents of Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement were able to return Thursday after an evacuation order was lifted, but for some, it was a difficult homecoming. READ MORE: Northern Alberta wildfire destroys at least 11 homes in Paddle Prairie,…