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As Churchill waits for ice, more polar bears come into town

Climate change and El Niño conditions have a unique consequence for northern communities: polar bears — the largest land predator on the planet — are encountering people more often as they follow their noses to find food.

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Scientists are pining to save the endangered whitebark tree

The balance of an ecosystem hangs on the survival of a scraggly mountain tree. In northwest B.C., ecologists are facing climate change, droughts and wildfires as they work to protect whitebark pine and the species that rely on it.

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‘A skeleton crew’: UCP cuts led to Alberta wildfire disaster

Alberta wildfire fighters place much of the blame for the current situation on the shoulders of the UCP government, which has gutted firefighter programs and failed to retain staff.

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Alberta dropped net-zero talks after oil lobbyists intervened

Documents show government continued to privately discuss economic relief with lobbyists even as Alberta lifted pandemic restrictions.

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As Alberta landowners struggle with orphan wells, documents show regulator anxious about gaps in system

The Alberta Energy Regulator feared a ‘landslide’ of orphan wells — already an ‘exponentially large drain on Albertans’ — was coming. The province has since started implementing reforms, but critics say it’s not enough.

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30 Canadian politicians each disclosed over $10,000 in oil and gas investments

Ministers and members of the natural resources committee reported investments in industry giants like Enbridge, Suncor and TC Energy.

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Matt McIntosh: Farmers want to restore Ontario’s natural landscapes, but we can’t do it alone

As a sixth-generation farmer in Ontario’s Essex County, I know that the desire to restore wetlands and woodlands is real. But so are the barriers of time, money and political creativity.

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