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Prince Albert builds water pipeline while oil flows down North Saskatchewan River

Provincial officials in Saskatchewan say a riverside city whose water supply is threatened by an oil pipeline spill is building a hose, dozens of kilometres long, to draw water from another river. 520 more words


Quote: Beauty in nature...

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

—Rachel Carson, Silent Spring


The Deadliest Creature on Earth...

Read the article below from news.nationalgeographic.com. The article appears in the August 2016 magazine issue: 

This May Be the Deadliest Creature on Earth


When my Phone's Battery Almost Died

It’s interesting how the impending death of one’s cell phone battery is treated with such exigence. People scramble to and fro looking for chargers, portable batteries, and outlets to plug in their devices. 20 more words




( So there’s a word for it ……is that reassuring? …… possibly ……is this why we blog? ……probably)

Basic change in utility business and regulation is inevitable: Advanced energy is coming to all utilities, like it or not.

Occasionally I ask other people to write for this blog, not merely because I am lazy, but also because energy policy is such a broad topic that I sometimes overlook new developments and perspectives. 1,102 more words


Calgary fire destroys business, causes environmental concerns for Bow River

A fire in southeast Calgary broke out at around 3 a.m. at Folk Automotive in the 4200 block of 16A Street SE.

When crews arrived, the fire had already swept through the building and a second alarm was called. 252 more words