Bob Weber

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Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: Guelph research

The shift could force firefighters to change how they battle northern blazes, said Merritt Turetsky, an ecologist at the University of Guelph and co-author of a paper that appeared in the science journal Nature on Wednesday.

'Not our best work': RCMP apologize to family of murder victim Amber Tuccaro

The RCMP's initial efforts to find an Alberta woman who went missing in 2010 were "not our best work," the force's commanding officer in the province said Thursday, in a public apology to the family of Amber Tuccaro.

'This is unprecedented': Alert, Nunavut, is warmer than Victoria

Weather watchers are focused on the world's most northerly community, which is in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave.

UNESCO gives Canada new deadline to preserve Wood Buffalo National Park

UNESCO praised Canada for measures it has taken to stop the deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park but has expressed concern about impacts piling up from hydro development in British Columbia and dozens of oilsands projects in Alberta.

'Treated like mines:' Feds mull stronger rules for Indigenous cultural property

The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people's ownership of traditional culture — from songs to art to the use of medicinal plants.

Many bird populations in Canada are falling, but report finds there's hope

A report by Environment Canada states that 43 per cent of Canada's bird population is declining. But with action, we have a chance of bringing our birds back.

UN says Canada's plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park not enough

The status of Canada's largest park as a world heritage site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it.

U of A research suggests bird personalities vary widely and are tough to change

Research from the University of Alberta is fledging out the idea that birds may travel in flocks but have personalities of their own.

Environmental groups shrug off Jason Kenney's 'war room' threat

Environmental groups targeted by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are shrugging off the new government's promised $30-million "war room" to fight criticisms of the province's energy industry.

NFL applies for Duluth Eskimos trademark

The National Football League may be bringing back a historic team name that will have a familiar — and occasionally controversial — ring to Canadian gridiron fans. Records from the U.S. Patent Office show that the NFL filed a trademark application last week for the Duluth Eskimos.

Inquiry to begin into shooting death of Edmonton-area RCMP officer

The widow of an Alberta RCMP officer shot and killed on duty hopes politicians take seriously any recommendations from a fatality inquiry into his death.

Environment charities may benefit from new Alberta premier's vow to fight them

Alberta's incoming premier plans to take on environmental charities that he says are blocking exports of the province's oil, but those groups may be saying "bring it on."

Political myths fog crucial Alberta election debate over carbon taxes: economist

Between politicians who fog the truth and the ones just in a fog, Chris Ragan wants to fan fresh air into a carbon tax debate that is clouding Alberta's provincial election and drifting into an upcoming federal campaign.

Weakening of Bill C-69 would trigger 'flood of litigation,' Alberta chief warns

Four Athabasca-area chiefs are to speak to a Senate committee Wednesday in Fort McMurray, Alta., about Bill C-69.

No pedal to floor: Experts say no government can bring back Alberta bitumen boom

Getting Alberta's economy running on all its fossil fuel-powered cylinders is at the heart of the province's election campaign. But some of Canada's top energy thinkers warn there's no pedal any premier can stomp to make that engine rev like it used to.