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Amid an endless horizon of irrigated cropland, in a hot, arid corner of south-western Alberta, you think it must be a mirage. But no. There it is: a thriving, large-scale, landlocked tropical fish farm. Current Prairie Fisherman Corp. is owned and operated by father-son team Klaas and Justin Den Toom. It wasn’t always a fish … Continue reading A Fish Farm Grows Thanks to Combined Heat & Power
Landfill Biocover Comes to Alberta If you work in Landfill Waste Management, this is for you! The Problem: A large amount of organic material ends up in landfills. As it breaks down, it generates a combination of methane gas and carbon dioxide. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), 25 times more detrimental to the … Continue reading Landfill Biocover Comes to Alberta
Climate Change Shouldn’t be Political We take many things the government does for granted, regardless of the political party in power: Social services, education, emergency services, transportation infrastructure, waste management and clean water all happen reliably, no matter who’s leading. Why can’t climate change mitigation and adaptation be on that list? I’m over the … Continue reading Climate Change – a political hot potato.
International Co-operation and Cap and Trade Solved Acid Rain I know what you’re thinking: Acid Rain is so 1980’s! The reason we can even consider Acid Rain a “vintage” environmental problem, is because the US and Canadian governments in power at the time, in concert with big business, got creative – then followed through. To … Continue reading International Co-operation and Cap and Trade Solved Acid Rain