Measuring your wastewater projects’ performance

Measuring your wastewater projects’ performanceLearning from the pros Learning from the Pros interviews professional entrepreneurs who are currently in the trenches growing their businesses. Through insightful conversations, we unpack their common business challenges and identify the lessons every business owner needs to learn so they can accelerate their own business growth. Learning from the Pros is produced by Amplomedia…

Varme Energy is fighting the good fight on climate change

Varme Energy is fighting the good fight on climate changeLearning from the pros Learning from the Pros interviews professional entrepreneurs who are currently in the trenches growing their businesses. Through insightful conversations, we unpack their common business challenges and identify the lessons every business owner needs to learn so they can accelerate their own business growth. Learning from the Pros is produced by Amplomedia…

Collaboration at all levels of government key to climate action

Collaboration at all levels of government key to climate actionStudy suggests regional policy guidance is critical in spurring local climate adaptation In Canada, as in most places around the world, climate change adaptation planning takes a top-down approach. But new findings by University of Alberta researchers suggest an integrated approach that incorporates regional policy guidance is both critical and effective in building resilience to…

The world is in for a major climate change catastrophe

The world is in for a major climate change catastropheUnfortunately, for many, the very issue of global warming remains a hoax World leaders assembled last week at the Red Sea tourist resort of Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt for the COP 27 U.N. summit, the annual global environment conference aimed at finding solutions to the environmental issues faced by the world. The almost two weeks long…

Why every good COP turns into a bad COP

Why every good COP turns into a bad COPInternational action always falls victim to national interest As the leaders of Africa’s most prominent democracies passionately called for climate justice at the UN climate conference in Egypt, there was no indication that the developed world’s response would go beyond minimal contributions that fall far short of what’s needed. Indeed, there’s no indication that the…

World at a ‘tipping point’ in climate change talks

World at a ‘tipping point’ in climate change talksIts impact is unevenly distributed across the globe The world is at a “tipping point” in its commitment to take action, says an expert on the impact of climate change on human health, as leaders from 195 countries gather at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt. Related Stories Extremist views make for…

Geothermal energy could give old oil and gas wells a new lease on life

Geothermal energy could give old oil and gas wells a new lease on lifeRetrofitting orphan wells to geothermally heat wintertime water for cattle Tapping the potential of geothermal energy could offer a way to repurpose inactive oil and gas wells, according to a University of Alberta experiment looking at the economic feasibility of heating drinking water for cattle. The case study modelled the economic pros and cons of…

Want to save the world? Pick up a needle and thread

Awash in a world of “fast fashion,” it’s all too easy for consumers to toss and replace garments that only need minor repairs

Want to save the world? Pick up a needle and threadOne of the best ways to keep your garments in the closet – and out of the landfill – is to pick up a needle and thread or pay someone else to do it when a button pops or a hem drops. More people, especially men and the younger generation, need to take up that…

Trees near farmland pay environmental dividends

Shelterbelts and hedgerows reduce emissions of greenhouse gas by an average of 89 per cent

Trees near farmland pay environmental dividendsBoth dead and alive, trees are an essential ally for farmers in helping the environment, a new University of Alberta study shows. Preserving and planting shelterbelts and hedgerows – and keeping the deadwood they contain – next to cropland helps store carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Retaining those live and dead trees, and planting…
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