Climate

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A bike lane flanked by a road and sidewalk
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Coming up at council: Sept. 26-30, 2022

This week, community and public services committee will meet on Monday, with a continuation scheduled for Tuesday morning. Urban planning committee will meet on Tuesday afternoon, executive committee will meet on Wednesday, and the code of conduct subcommittee will meet on Thursday afternoon.

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A semi truck with the banner "oversize load" on the front drives past sensor equipment at an inspection station along a highway
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Clean Air Strategic Alliance aims to find out what trucks are emitting

Machines will be shooting beams of light through the exhaust plumes of heavy-duty trucks along Alberta highways this summer to measure emissions, gathering the last bits of data needed for a report on how to reduce the environmental impact of the transportation sector.

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High water on the North Saskatchewan River looking towards the Rossdale power plant
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Protecting Edmonton's water supply from climate change uncertainty

In much of Alberta, climate change threatens to make water a scarce resource. But for Edmonton's water supply, the main concerns will come from having too much rather than not enough.

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Overhead shot of a garbage can with food waste
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Wasted food is a climate issue — what can be done to decrease it?

Edmonton's green bin program was started in 2021 to divert tonnes of garbage associated with food from the landfill. But the very act of having people separate organics from their trash may also be an oblique public awareness campaign about the prevalence of food waste, says the director of sustainable waste processing for the city.

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A young man dances in an art gallery, while others watch
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Young artists gather to explore climate change and just transition

While more people are aware of the reality of climate change than ever before, for many it remains a remote concept. But art can engage people emotionally where the fact-and-figure heavy warnings about the present ecological crisis may fail to connect, say young artists working on climate action.

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Cover art for Becoming Less Podcast, featuring the title in a circle around a simple drawing of a leaf
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Podcast pick: Becoming Less Podcast

Looking for less waste, less consumption, less impact, less clutter, and less stress? The Becoming Less Podcast from Waste Free Edmonton is here to help.

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A map of Edmonton with lots of red patches around the edges, representing the loss of vegetation between 1999 and 2020
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Edmonton's disappearing green space needs replacing as the climate heats up

Edmonton is steadily losing its urban green space, making the city significantly hotter than the surrounding area as temperatures rise due to climate change.

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A piece of farm equipment on a wide, green expanse at the Olds College Smart Farm
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Wyvern secures $4M to develop its hyperspectral imaging technology

Space data startup Wyvern has secured $4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to develop its hyperspectral imaging technology and tackle the environmental impact of the country's agriculture sector.

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Cover art for What On EARTH Can We Do?, featuring an anthropomorphized globe asking the titular question
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Podcast pick: What On EARTH Can We Do?

This week's recommendation is for the Alberta Emerald Foundation's podcast to celebrate environmental achievements, a timely listen on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference.

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