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News Archive - Alberta

Bill 29 strengthens emission controls and clarifies clean up requirements for contaminated sites, Press Release April 10, 2006

Baseline testing of water wells now mandatory prior to coalbed methane drilling, Press Release April 6, 2006

Government promotes regional water systems, Press Release April 5, 2006

Alberta's first-ever biogas conference garners worldwide interest, Press Release March 31, 2006

Nine municipalities receive $12 million to help improve energy efficiency, Press Release March 31, 2006

ECOfarm Concept Grows at Pigeon Lake - Project a chance to showcase sustainable development possibilities, Press Release March 30, 2006

Climate Change Central receives $500,000 grant to support innovative solar energy project in Okotoks, Press Release March 27, 2006

Government supports baseline testing for well water, Press Release March 6, 2006

Outstanding wildlife conservationists receive Order of the Bighorn, Press Release March 3, 2006

Grants support local waste management projects, Press Release February 27, 2006

Mitzel to promote Alberta at international wildlife convention, Press Release February 2, 2006

Plug in to an exhibit on alternative energy at Frank Slide, Press Release February 2, 2006

CN and the Government of Alberta pursue joint wildfire-prevention programs, Press Release January 13, 2006

EnCana penalized nearly $250,000 for failing to report low levels of chlorine, Press Release January 11, 2006

Government establishes group to guide consultation for oil sands environment and development policy, Press Release December 20, 2005

Green lights to get greener - New traffic lights are over 80 per cent more efficient than existing lights, Press Release December 6, 2005
"The Alberta government will retrofit traffic signals and beacons on provincial highways with more efficient and environmentally-friendly lamps."

Ministers bring Alberta's position to international climate change talks in Montreal, Press Release November 28, 2005

Unique partnership helps conserve northern forest habitat - $1 million investment and shared vision for future habitat conservation, Press Release November 22, 2005
"More of Alberta's northern forests will be protected through a unique, privately driven partnership between Suncor Energy Foundation, the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) and the Alberta government."

Bill 53 will ensure more timely land reclamation, Press Release November 21, 2005
"Bill 53, the Surface Rights Amendment Act, presented by Peace River MLA Frank Oberle, is the result of changes made in 2003 to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, which deal with land reclamation and remediation requirements."

Projects unleash innovation in energy, bioproducts and fire protection, Press Release November 17, 2005
"Building better solar panels and increasing energy efficiency on Alberta farms are just two of the projects funded under the latest round of the province's innovation program."

Deadline nears for nominating fish and wildlife conservationists, Press Release November 14, 2005

Environment Minister looks to European innovation to help Alberta achieve action on waste, Press Release October 26, 2005

Albertans encouraged to take old computers and TVs to local depots for recycling, Press Release October 21, 2005

Albertans asked for input on water management plan for Southern Alberta, Press Release October 19, 2005

Alberta remediation experts presenting leading edge environmental technologies at symposium, Press Release October 18, 2005

Green businesses make dollars and sense - Waste Reduction Week provides tips for reducing waste and increasing profits, Press Release October 13, 2005
Waste Reduction Week is from October 17-23 2005.

Province makes substantial progress on water strategy in first year, Press Release October 18, 2005

Environment Minister receives interim report from Environmental Protection Commission, Press Release October 5, 2005

Province provides municipalities interest-free loans for energy-saving projects, Press Release September 30, 2005

Alberta to honour extraordinary fish and wildlife conservationists, Press Release September 19, 2005

Environmental Protection Commission's work is underway, Press Release September 15, 2005

University of Lethbridge gets $12 million to expand water research facility, Press Release September 15, 2005

Eric Newell named chair of Environmental Protection Commission, Press Release August 19, 2005

Environment Canada Announces Investigations into the Wabamun Lake Derailment, Press Release August 15, 2005

Government announces Environmental Protection Commission, Press Release August 14, 2005

Environment Canada Launches Air Quality Research Project, Press Release August 10, 2005
"Environment Canada has commenced a four week air quality research project in the Edmonton area called PrAIRie2005"

Test results confirm presence of hazardous substance, Press Release August 10, 2005
"Test results of a substance found at the site of a CN train derailment near Wabamun confirm that the substance is Imperial Pole Treating Oil."

Canada and Alberta renew agreement on environmental assessment cooperation, Press Release July 22, 2005

Alberta Communities Benefit From Green Infrastructure Investments, Press Release July 20, 2005

Peregrine falcon population rebounding in Alberta, Press Release July 20, 2005

Rebates offered for switching to high-efficiency furnaces, Press Release June 30, 2005

Alberta farmers stand out as environmental stewards, Press Release July 8, 2005

New actions aimed at conserving caribou, Press Release June 23, 2005

Trucking sector first to agree to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Press Release June 22, 2005

Albertans are invited to review draft forest management rules, Press Release June 16, 2005

New emergency air monitoring vehicle provides faster response for residents in central and northern Alberta, Press Release June 13, 2005

Parks Canada: The Governments of Canada and Alberta Celebrate the Clearwater River as a Canadian Heritage River, Press Release June 12, 2005

Coal-fired power plants to reduce mercury emissions, Press Release June 10, 2005

State of Alberta's environment improving, Press Release June 10, 2005
"The condition of Alberta's environment is improving on a number of fronts, according to key indicators posted on the province's new State of the Environment website."

Halfway through its first year, Alberta e-recycling a success, Press Release June 9, 2005

New program shines a spotlight on industry's leaders, Press Release June 8, 2005

Natural Resources Canada: Wind Farm Delivers "Green Electricity" to Albertans, Press Release May 26, 2005

Alberta, Israel to share water conservation research, Press Release May 12, 2005

Alberta works with border communities to keep deer disease-free, Press Release April 26, 2005

New dollars to protect Alberta's lands, forests, fish and wildlife, Press Release April 20, 2005
"A $20 million increase in Sustainable Resource Development's (SRD) 2005-06 operating budget will result in more staff to manage provincial lands, forests, fish and wildlife"

2005 Budget launches Alberta parks renewal, Press Release April 18, 2005

Industry, experts, community representatives and government come together to focus on environment issues, Press Release April 18, 2005
"Alberta's provincial environment conference starts April 20"

Lynnview agreement signed, Press Release April 5, 2005
"Alberta Environment and Imperial Oil Limited (IOL) have signed a mutual agreement that enables clean up of properties and nearby land on Lynnview Ridge to begin."

Alberta Solar-Heating Project First in North America, Press Release March 30, 2005

Projects unleash innovation in energy, health and forestry, Press Release March 24, 2005

Alberta and B.C. work together on ports, pine beetles, Press Release March 18, 2005

Alberta takes preventive action in fight against aggressive pine beetle, Press Release March 18, 2005

Junior Forest Rangers gear-up for another exciting season, Press Release March 10, 2005

Rebates Offered for Switching to LED Exit Signs
"Old-fashioned exit signs are being shown the door. A new rebate program running from January 24 to April 30, 2005 will help multi-residential buildings save money and energy through their exit signs."

Eleven municipalities receive $10.4 million to help improve energy efficiency, Press Release February 14, 2005
"The loans represent 13 projects submitted under ME first!, the municipal energy efficiency assistance program."

New Projects Set Stage for Brighter Future for Banff, Press Release January 29, 2005

Major Funding Flows for Wastewater Treatment in the Alberta Capital Region, Press Release January 20, 2005

Environmental fee on new electronics begins February 1, Press Release January 17, 2005
"Beginning February 1, 2005, electronics retailers will collect an environmental fee when new televisions or computers (and related equipment) are purchased in Alberta. The fee will cover the cost of collection, transportation and recycling of electronic materials, public information and awareness programs and electronics recycling-related research."

Alberta Auto Recyclers collect 34 kgs of deadly mercury - Leads Canada in mercury collected from end-of-life vehicles, Press Release January 12, 2005

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