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City council votes 13-2 to ban sale, possession of shark fins

Shark fin soup has been called pricey, extravagant and flavourless. This October, it will become illegal in Calgary.

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City council votes 13-2 to ban sale, possession of shark fins

Story contains video Source: Calgary Herald, Wed July 18, 2012
Shark fin soup has been called pricey, extravagant and flavourless. This October, it will become illegal in Calgary.

Obama Administration bows to pressure, delays tar sands pipeline

Source: MongaBay, Sat November 12, 2011
In what can only be described as a major victory for green activists, the Obama Administration has announced it will delay a decision on TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL pipeline for 12-18 months.

Possible drug candidate to cure brain, other cancers found

Story contains video Source: Globe and Mail, Mon May 16, 2011
Medical Researchers at the University of Alberta reported today evidence that the orphan generic drug Dichloroacetate (DCA) may hold promise as potential therapy for perhaps the deadliest of all human cancers: a form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.

Cannabis electric car to be made in Canada

Source: CBC, Sun August 29, 2010
An electric car made of hemp is being developed by a group of Canadian companies in collaboration with an Alberta Crown corporation.

Fortune 500 Companies Flex Market Muscle, Reject Tar Sands

Source: Climate Crossroads, Fri August 27, 2010
Major US corporations are adding market pressure to the growing wave of opposition against tar sands expansion, giving tar sands producers a fresh reason to consider the consequences of their poor environmental street cred.

Canada’s boreal forest primed to be world’s best-protected ecosystem

Source: Vancouver Sun, Sun July 04, 2010
Canada’s boreal forest is on track to become the world’s best-protected ecosystem, says paper slated to be presented this week at an international conference on conversation issues.

From tree to green, urban forest plan takes root

Source: Edmonton Journal, Tue November 10, 2009
Edmonton's urban forest could sprout a slightly different look under the city's first management plan expected by the end of the year.

Squirrel is surprise star of holiday photo

Source: The Telegraph, Thu August 13, 2009
The couple had set the timer on their camera while posing at a lakeside in a national park in Canada.

Off the wall: The astonishing 3D murals painted on the sides of buildings by a trompe l’oeil artis

Source: Daily Mail, Tue May 26, 2009
At first glance, it looks as if some natural disaster has shaken away the walls of these buildings to reveal architecture hidden for thousands of years.

Harper Government Launches $1-Billion Clean Energy Fund, Invests in New Technology, Creates Jobs

Source: Marketwire, Fri May 22, 2009
Canada will further demonstrate its leadership in the development and advancement of clean energy technologies thanks to the launch of the $1-billion Clean Energy Fund, announced today by the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, during an address to the University of Alberta.

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