Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak 10 times bigger than thought

A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday. North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said…

‘These coyotes are getting brave’: Edmontonian chased right to doorstep while walking dogs

What was meant to be a routine evening walk with her dogs Thursday quickly turned into a tense situation for Edmonton’s Michelle Ostermayer. “I’m dragging my dogs up those steps and they’re going crazy. I’m blowing my whistle, I’m banging…

Letting ski resort sell mountain water from park is risky: environmentalists

Alberta’s decision to allow a ski hill in a provincial park to sell water it’s not using and have it trucked away sets a bad precedent that could restrict the province’s ability to react to climate change, environmentalists say. “If…

Elizabeth May calls out Jason Kenney: ‘There is no planet called Alberta’

Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May made her position on the western separation movement and Jason Kenney’s approach to climate change very clear while speaking in Ottawa on Friday. May was answering media questions following her meeting with Justin Trudeau,…

Review of Canadian fossil fuel subsidies appears to be behind schedule: environmental advocate

Canada’s promise to produce an inventory of its fossil fuel subsidies as part of a joint peer review with Argentina appears to be off schedule and may not deliver results until 2021, an environmental advocate says. The peer review, which…

‘Harvest from hell’: Alberta farmers demanding action from government

Alberta farmers are asking for aggressive action from the government on serious economic hardships following this year’s “harvest from hell.” Poor harvest conditions, trade disputes and a looming federal carbon tax are all weighing on the agriculture industry. Farmer David…

Blue heron released into wild after found covered in ice, snow near Calgary

A great blue heron was released back into the wild on Wednesday after being spotted unable to fly because of clumps of snow and ice that were packed into its feathers. Allison Prentice and her friend Guy Kinney noticed the…