Carbon Capture

Solving for water security at the source

Aerial view looking south toward the Gulf of Mexico down the Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana. Photo © Carlton Ward Jr.   New York City faced a challenge in the 1990s: the city needed a new water filtration system to serve its nearly 8 million people. But the prospect of spending $6 to 10 billion o ...

Research Team Develops Integrated Systems Design for Water Treatment

New research from an international team, led by water engineers from the University of Exeter, has provided a method to incorporate ecological processes into water treatment facilities, allowing for a more environmentally friendly design. Published in the journal Science Advances, the technique des ...

The potential of the Blue Economy

Home and boats on the water. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank While working in the Galápagos Islands in the late 1980s, I saw the interplay between the many interests on the islands: local fishermen taking advantage of the rich waters around in the archipelago; the research community building on ...

Collective action yields positive outcomes for Nepal’s forests

In the 1970s and 1980s, Nepal was faced with large-scale deforestation due to land clearing, and forest degradation caused by fuelwood collection and uncontrolled grazing by villagers who were the de facto controllers of forests. Centralized management and control was clearly not working. Rather t ...

Alberta Invests $720K in Agricultural Lands for Flood Prevention

 Photo: Road washout in the Modeste subwatershed flood in August 2016. Credit: County of Wetaskiwin The Government of Alberta is investing $720,000 in farmlands through ALUS Canada as part of a new grant program to improve flood resiliency and water quality in the province. Environment and Parks M ...

Commentary – The Future is Less About Oil Prices than Innovation

Last week, 4,500 people from the global energy industry congregated in Houston, Texas for the annual IHS Markit CERAWeek conference. In every conference room and meeting location, conference attendees buzzed with enthusiastic conversation about change. Here are the major themes that dominated the d ...

Man. Introduces Sustainable Watersheds Act

Yesterday, Manitoba announced legislation that would improve the health of lakes and waterways throughout the province by instituting a stronger watershed management regime through the new sustainable watersheds act. The new legislation includes provisions for protecting wetlands, improving approva ...

Sask. Leadership Hopefuls Questioned on Infrastructure and Services

As Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Saskatchewan Party (SP) are in the midst of leadership campaigns, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) engaged the leadership candidates for their positions on important municipal infrastructure and services. In the letter sent ...

In Pursuit of Sustainable Communities: Survey finds that Indigenous Participation is Driving Clean Energy Growth in Canada

By Selina Lee-Andersen A pioneering survey has found that Indigenous participation in Canada’s clean energy economy has grown rapidly over the past 20 years, in all regions of the country. Lumos Clean Energy Advisors (Lumos), an advisor to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, undertook a ...

In Pursuit of Sustainable Communities: Survey finds that Indigenous Participation is Driving Clean Energy Growth in Canada

By Selina Lee-Andersen A pioneering survey has found that Indigenous participation in Canada’s clean energy economy has grown rapidly over the past 20 years, in all regions of the country. Lumos Clean Energy Advisors (Lumos), an advisor to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, undertook a ...