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New Environmental Assessment Act could open our eyes wider to development impacts, but will it?
Today (Feb. 8, 2018) the federal government unveiled a new “Impact Assessment Act” that will repeal and replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012).  Together in one bill with the new Canadian Energy Regulator Act, this is an important – and massive – piece of legislation that sets out the conditions under which “major” development projects get built in Canada (or, rarely, not).  
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Could bats benefit from a trip to the grocery store?
WCS Canada is investigating whether bats could benefit from the same probiotic approach that has taken foods like yogurt by storm.
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Efforts to Help Bats Survive Deadly Disease Get a Boost
Nelson, BC (Sept. 18, 2017) – Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.
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Urgent: Canada needs better environmental laws
Canada needs stronger environmental laws that help restore science and knowledge – and public input -- to our decision making processes around landscape altering projects such as roads, mines and pipelines.
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Wood Buffalo Park: A World Heritage Site in danger
Wood Buffalo National Park, which straddles the Alberta-NWT border, is an area that can only be described with superlatives. To begin with, it is huge – 45,000 square kilometres, an area bigger than the Netherlands.  It contains one of the world’s largest inland freshwater deltas (the Peace River Delta) and protects the world’s only breeding ground for whooping cranes as well as the largest wild herd of bison on the planet.
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