N.W.T. leaders ask feds to reinstate Alberta oilsands environmental monitoring; Anna Desmarais; CBC

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Opinion: Suspending oilsands monitoring threatens World Heritage Site; Archie Waquan; Edmonton Journal

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Natural causes are the key driver of change in Athabasca Delta flood patterns, research shows; Matthew Grant; Phys.org

Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, new research shows.

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Athabasca River contributing to deterioration of world heritage site, report finds; Joseph Quigley; Athabasca Advocate

Reduced flows from the Athabasca River are contributing to environmental deterioration at Wood Buffalo National Park, according to a new comprehensive report from Parks Canada. The report was created by the firm Independent Environmental Consultants. It amasses studies and testimony on Wood Buffalo National Park, as well as the Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD). The report recommends action be taken to prevent environmental degradation at the park, which is a world heritage site.

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Kootenay MP advocates stronger action needed to protect Wood Buffalo; RVWest

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed serious concern about the continued deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park and warned Canada the site could be added to the List of World Heritage in Danger.

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Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park doesn’t go far enough, UNESCO warns; Bob Weber; The Star

The UN body has said that without major improvements, the park could lose its place on the prestigious list of World Heritage Sites.

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6 things you probably didn’t know about Canada’s largest national park; Lisa Felepchuk; Winnipeg Sun

Canada’s largest national park is big. Incredibly big and so far away that most people don’t know that much about it.

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Ottawa produces action plan for Wood Buffalo National Park; Jeff Lewis; Globe & Mail

UNESCO warned two years ago that the park was in danger of losing its World Heritage status owing to poor management…

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Living on Earth: BirdNote®: Whooping Cranes; Living On Earth

Canada – Wood Buffalo National Park

The world’s remaining totally wild flock of critically endangered Whooping Cranes dances at its summer home in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park. Michael Stein takes us to there in today’s BirdNote®.

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