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Wabasca Lake Monitoring Project Results Report

Wabasca Lake Monitoring Project Results Report Ron Zurawell, Rebekah Adams, and Craig Emmerton The Environmental Monitoring and Science Division of Alberta Environment and Parks is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the Lands Department of Bigstone Cree Nation on the 2016-2017 North Wabasca Lake water quality monitoring project.       The Wabasca Lake […]

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Knowledge for a Changing Environment: 2019-2024 Science Strategy

Knowledge for a Changing Environment: 2019-2024 Science Strategy                              The 2019-2024 Science Strategy sets the strategic direction for Alberta’s environmental monitoring and science program and identifies five priority areas to advance through an integrated, adaptive, and collaborative environmental science program. The five priority areas identified in the Science Strategy […]

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A five-year provincial water quality monitoring, evaluation and reporting plan for lotic systems

A five-year provincial water quality monitoring, evaluation and reporting plan for lotic systems Jason G. Kerr and Colin A. Cooke           Scientists at Alberta Environment and Parks are evaluating, and when needed, updating the provincial programs and networks for monitoring ambient environmental condition in Alberta’s rivers and streams (lotic systems), lakes […]

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Alberta: Air Zones Report 2014-2016

Alberta: Air Zones Report 2014-2016   Casandra Brown         The Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) are national ambient air quality standards intended to protect human health and the environment. The CAAQS focus on assessing fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone as there are significant human health and environmental effects associated with these parameters. […]

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Land use, climate change and ecological responses in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Red Deer River Basins: A scientific assessment

Land use, climate change and ecological responses in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Red Deer River Basins: A scientific assessment   Dan Farr, Colleen Mortimer, Faye Wyatt, Andrew Braid, Charlie Loewen, Craig Emmerton, Simon Slater       The Eastern Slopes of Canada’s Rocky Mountains have been managed for headwater protection, natural resource production, recreation, […]

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Linear Disturbances in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills of Alberta: Review of Potential Ecological Responses

Linear Disturbances in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills of Alberta: Review of Potential Ecological Responses Dan Farr, Andrew Braid, and Simon Slater       A considerable body of information is available in the scientific literature to evaluate potential ecological responses to linear disturbances in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Drawing from a previous assessment […]

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Indigenous voices support environmental monitoring

Community-based monitoring and Indigenous knowledge will bolster Alberta’s approach to environmental science, thanks to a groundbreaking advisory panel.

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Monitoring Air Quality in Alberta: A Tale of Two Metrics

In Canada, provincial and federal governments use a variety of tools to monitor, regulate and maintain our air quality. The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) and the Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) are two of the tools used to assess air quality in Alberta.

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Fort McMurray Air Quality Data

Air quality in the region is being monitored a number of different ways: Particulate Matter Data A summary of the data collected by AEMERA’s and WBEA’s portable air quality particulate monitors (PM2.5)* from May 7 to present Particulate matter, as a measure of the amount of smoke in air, is being monitored in a number of […]

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