"Syncrude declined to say how much it has invested in Sandhill Fen. But it is estimated that oil companies would have to spend between $4.3 billion and $12.9 billion to reclaim all the oilsands wetlands."
In a bid to help homeowners cope with increased flooding due to climate change, The Faculty of Environment, Province of Ontario and City of Burlington announced are launching the Home Flood Protection Program.
Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation researcher Blair Feltmate tells the CBC that wetlands are crucial to reducing flooding and prevent millions of dollars in flooding damage. This is among the first studies of its kind that quantifies the financial benefits of wetlands.
PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JULY 31st, THE EV1 SHUTDOWN HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
An infrastructure upgrade for Environment 1 (EV 1) is scheduled to begin August 7, 2017 and is expected to take two weeks. As a result, EV 1 will be closed effective August 7, 2017 and there will be no electricity to EV 1 for the shutdown period. The building will be CLOSED for the entire shutdown.
Occupants of EV1 will need to ensure any computing equipment remaining in EV1 is properly shutdown.
Daniel Cockayne, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, along with researcher Carrie Mott, are attracting wide scale media attention for their timely study on the lack of diverse voices in contemporary academic scholarship.
Brad Fedy, assistant professor in the School of Environment Resources and Sustainability, along with graduate student Chris Kirol, are featured in the Billings Gazette. The newspaper notes a tour given by the researchers educating the guests about the habitat of sage grouse and other wildlife.
"The coalbed methane industry has faltered and practically disappeared from northeast Wyoming and, in many cases, the land has been reclaimed. A group of researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have been studying sage grouse in the area for a number of years. The studies have tried to identify sage grouse habitat requirements and to document habitat use over the years."
Mary Jane Patterson exemplifies green living. From the rain barrels and recently installed air source heat pump water heater in her home to forgoing a car in favour of biking, Patterson walks the talk when it comes to reducing her environmental impact.