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2013-04-24 12:23:50

Investment Builds Alberta Presence, Speeds Customer Access to Leading Sealing Products FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexitallic, the global leader in specialized sealing products and solutions for the energy industry, today opened its custom-built service center in Fort McMurray, Alberta to be even more responsive to customers in the oil sands region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130423/MM00358LOGO ) "Our new Fort McMurray service center...

2012-11-27 12:24:00

Lesser Slave Lake Regional Wildfire Recovery SLAVE LAKE, AB, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Tri-Council, representing the Town of Slave Lake, the MD of Lesser Slave River #124, and the Sawridge First Nation, is pleased to announce that a group of twelve energy companies is donating $6.4 million towards development of a new community centre to support the region's recovery following the May 2011 wildfires. After consulting with our community to generate and...

2011-03-07 21:45:46

New research reveals vast tracts of wetlands along the upper Gulf Coast are more hydrologically connected to Galveston Bay and other waters of the U.S. than previously thought, suggesting immediate implications for how they are preserved, managed and regulated, according to Texas AgriLife scientists. "Loss of wetlands closer to traditional navigable waters must be mitigated under the Clean Water Act by creating new wetlands, or preferably by protecting and restoring similar existing...

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2010-02-01 13:05:00

The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young, according to research published today in the journal BioScience. The new research shows that the region appears to be much more sensitive to climate warming and drying than previously thought. "The impact to the millions of wetlands that attract countless ducks to these breeding...

2006-03-17 12:55:00

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Parts of Canada's grain belt will need timely spring rains to stave off drought conditions as the planting season approaches, crop and weather specialists warn. Soil moisture is below average in much of Alberta and pockets of Saskatchewan, where fall rains and winter snowfall were minimal. "Being so dry, there's not going to be a lot of moisture for the plant to tap into," said Guy Ash, weather and crops surveillance analyst for the Canadian...

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2005-11-29 16:13:32

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The gradual warming of the Upper Midwest could cut the duck population in half as early as 2050, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience. The study looked at how climate change could affect the Upper Midwest, where North America's best duck breeding grounds are, over the next 50 to 100 years. The area, known as the prairie pothole region, produces 50 percent to 80 percent of the continent's ducks and contains an estimated 5 million small ponds spread...


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Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

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