A study by University of Alberta scientists casts doubt on whether reclamation of the oil sands to a pre-mined state is possible. Still, research efforts supported by industry and government continue to focus on finding new solutions and better technology for oil sands reclamation.
Jonathan Price, professor of geography and environmental management, who is leading a research project to rebuild oil sands peatland, is interviewed on CTV.
Longtime geography and environmental management professor Jean Andrey has been honoured again for her exceptional teaching abilities. On March 28, she received a Women of Waterloo Region (WOW) award in the education category.
Is water a human right or a commodity? That was the question at the heart of the second annual international development conference the Student Association for International Development put on for high school and university students.
AET builds sustainable environmental consulting business
KITCHENER — When Scott Freiburger was a young man helping out on construction job sites, where his dad was a project manager, he saw a lot buildings rise from the ground. But he also saw the terrible waste of materials.
That experience led to his firm belief in sustainability — the idea that we need to give back to the Earth more than what we take — and that has formed the basis of his environmental consulting company, AET Group in Kitchener.
Imagine a future where invasive species have taken over the Great Lakes. Asian carp are practically the only fish. Native fish stocks, and therefore fisheries, have collapsed. Algae grows thick in waters where people used to swim. Zebra mussels block water and effluent pipes, affecting industry and drinking water.