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  • Suncor energy receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy today reported it has received approval for its tailings management plan from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The plan proposed the expansion of a new approach to tailings management called TROTM. "This is great news and a significant milestone in addressing one of the greatest reclamation challenges in oil sands mining," said Kirk Bailey, executive vice president, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Suncor receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy today reported it has received approval for its tailings management plan from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The plan proposed the expansion of a new approach to tailings management called TROTM. "This is great news and a significant milestone in addressing one of the greatest reclamation challenges in oil sands mining," said Kirk Bailey, executive vice president, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New plans announced to govern oil sands tailings ponds and water use

    The Government of Alberta has introduced new steps to reduce tailings ponds and to regulate the use of water from the Athabasca River for oil sands development activities. Emissions reducing investments generate employment and economic growth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BioLargo Selected as Founding Member of Canadian Government Backed Research Chair to Develop Sustainable Solutions for Oil Sands Industry Contaminated Water and Tailings Ponds Problems

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced that it has been selected as a founding member of a Canadian ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Alberta petroleum research funding opportunities

    The Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) has issued a call for research proposals to help identify solutions to some of the environmental issues In Alberta’s Upstream Oil and Gas (UOG) industry. The call is an opportunity for Canadian researchers to help strike a balance between protecting the environment and producing oil from the tar sands. The upstream oil and gas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • McMaster receives $2.2-million for oil sands research

    Researchers at McMaster University have received nearly $2.2-million to examine important environmental processes in Alberta's oil sands, which could help speed up the land reclamation process for one of Canada's largest oil companies. The project team, led by Lesley Warren, a professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster, was recruited by Syncrude Canada Ltd. to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Multigas analyser supports liquid fuel research

    Two advanced FTIR analysers are being employed to monitor multiple gas concentrations simultaneously in laboratory scale reactors at Sasol’s Research and Technology Centre in South Africa. The monitors, which were supplied by Gasmet Technologies (Finland), are being used to study changes in gas composition during the preparation of Fisher Tropsch catalysts which are used in gas-to-liquids ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • CMC announces eight new research projects

    Carbon Management Canada, a nation-wide, university-led, multidisciplinary research network, has awarded a total of $3.75 million to eight new research projects. Among the new investments are projects to: develop greenhouse gas sensors using nanotechnology; improve ways of assessing cap rock integrity for CO2 storage; discover ways to reduce CO2 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Syncrude provides $2.2-million for new oil sands research

    Researchers at McMaster University recently received nearly $2.2 million to examine important environmental processes in Alberta's oil sands, which could help speed up Syncrude's land reclamation process. The project team, led by Dr. Lesley Warren, a professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster, was recruited by Syncrude to investigate bacterial sulphur reactions ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NASA´s Green Aviation Research Throttles Up Into Second Gear

     NASA has selected eight large-scale integrated technology demonstrations to advance aircraft concepts and technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment over the next 30 years, research efforts that promise future travelers will fly in quieter, greener and more fuel-efficient airliners. The ...

  • Teledyne Webb Research Reaches Second Milestone of U.S. Navy LBS-Glider Program

    Teledyne Webb Research (TWR) announced today that it has reached the second production milestone in the Littoral Battlespace Sensing – Glider program with the U.S. Navy. Along with Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc of Huntsville, Alabama, and the University of Washington – Applied Physics Lab, the Teledyne companies have already delivered ...


    By PRWeb

  • Xylem recognizes 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner for research on new water treatment method

    Xylem Inc. congratulates Hayley Todesco of Canada, the winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the most prestigious international student competition for water-related research. The award was presented to Ms. Todesco at the annual World Water Week celebration in Stockholm for her work focused on the effectiveness of the non-traditional use of slow sand filers on contaminated water ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Teledyne Webb Research Awarded Open Ocean Glider Contract for Ocean Observatories Initiative

    Teledyne Webb Research announced today that it has been selected to provide Open Ocean gliders for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). This award follows closely on the recent award to Teledyne Webb Research of the Coastal Glider program for the OOI. The Open Ocean Slocum G2 gliders will support the high latitude Global Arrays of the OOI. Similar to the Coastal Glider program, this ...


    By PRWeb

  • Report warns oil sands investors of toxic wastewater`s financial risk

    A new report from RiskMetrics Group, a financial research firm, warns investors that some leading oil sands companies may be particularly exposed to financial risk from toxic waste water liabilities. The report attempts to quantify the true cost of cleaning up billions of barrels of contaminated water resulting from the mining and refining operations of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dumping mine waste into lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly 'reclassified' as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as 'tailings impoundment areas.'  Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • In memory of Andres Kuresoo, our colleague and supporter

    We deeply regret to announce that our dear friend and colleague, Andres Kuresoo passed away at his home on 2nd September. Andres was a pivotal figure in waterbird and wetland conservation. He was the Estonian national coordinator of the International Waterbird Census for many years and also a Member Delegate of his country to Wetlands International. As a researcher at the Estonian University of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Dumping mine waste into Lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas." Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Two million at risk of radiation cancer, say UN

    Nigerian environmental and health officials warn that slightly radioactive tailings found in abandoned mines in central Nigeria’s Plateau state poses a health risk to around two million inhabitants. Laboratory analysis conducted earlier this year by officials from Nigeria’s nuclear research agency of 1,100 abandoned mines where tin and a mineral called columbite had been mined showed levels of ...


    By IRIN

  • Finding alternatives to mercury in small-scale gold mining

    Artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASM), largely practised in Asia, South America and Africa, contributes significantly to mercury emissions, both in the developing world and globally. A recent study investigates an alternative to using mercury in ASM. The EU Mercury Strategy1 recognises the need for global action to reduce mercury in the environment. This includes actions to help other countries ...

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