Entries for July 2018

Opinion: Everyone can help Alberta's bats

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Opinion: Everyone can help Alberta's bats
(July 31, 2018) Alberta has more than just oil and gas underground - it also has the largest bat hobernaculum found in the boreal forest in Western Canada. Hundreds of bat hibernate in a muddy cave carved out of bedrock by weak sulphuric acid northeast of Edmonton. It may not sound like the most luxurious living space but it is safe. It may not be for much longer.

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As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare

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As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare
(July 18, 2018)   -   "Spring is a time when life bursts forth. We see new growth, births, and the emergence of hibernating animals. But as a bat biologist, spring is now a season of dread for me. Once again this year, I found myself awaiting news of the spread of deadly white-nose syndrome (WNS)."

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A sustainable plan for Ontario’s Ring of Fire

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A sustainable plan for Ontario’s Ring of Fire
(July 17, 2018)   -   The Ring of Fire mining development requires a clear road map focused on sustainability, not disjointed planning and side deals that divide communities.

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