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CBC News

As conservationists and organizations around the globe mark World Water Day Thursday, some scientists are warning that Canada is not immune to water shortages and periods of drought. All three Prairie provinces, stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the shore of Hudson Bay, are vulnerable to drought, says David Price, a scientist for Natural Resources Canada who models climate change outlooks. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Snowpack levels in the Rocky Mountains are higher than normal after a flurry-filled winter, but flooding isn’t necessarily a concern as temperatures begin to warm up. Snow samples in the mountains indicated snowpacks were 122 per cent of average in the Bow River basin and 132 per cent of average in the Oldman River basin as of March 1. Click here to continue reading

Cold Lake Sun

The team of students were selected to attend Inside Education’s fourth Navigate: Youth Water and Environmental Leadership Summit. Their proposed living wall project would have an automatic irrigation system using recycled water, and the herbs and produce would be used in school cooking classes and to feed the school rabbits. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Forget spring weather – Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for much of Alberta, including the Edmonton area. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

Imperial Oil Ltd. shareholders are seeking to force the company to be more transparent about its water-related risks from pollution and climate change, as well as its lobbying activities and expenditures. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

A new study out of the University of Calgary says a combination of climate change and construction along the Elbow River may be a recipe for recurrent flooding in the future. The study, which focuses on the impact of rain, winter thaw and development on the river, has been a seven-year project for University of Calgary post-doctoral fellow Babak Farjad. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Footprints on a snowy mountaintop dangerously close to the edge of a cliff prompted rescue officials to post the picture on Facebook as a prime example of how not to stay safe. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

One year after a United Nations agency warned about the environmental health of Canada's largest national park, First Nations and environmental groups say not enough has been done to respond. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Indigenous communities, environmental groups and other concerned citizens who monitor toxic waste are increasingly concerned about the dumping of radioactive matter and other contaminants into the Ottawa River from an inactive nuclear reactor northwest of the capital. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Jordan, one of the driest countries on the planet, sits in the middle of a region where rivers often run dry and water doesn't always flow when taps are opened. To prevent a water crisis, the kingdom is looking to move past decades of regional animosity as it works to provide water security to its 10 million residents. Click here to continue reading