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Environmental Issues

Engelmann Spurce ForestAlberta is recognized world wide for its magnificent natural beauty, however, this admiration for its landscape may also be contributing to Alberta's greatest crisis.  Although humans have roamed the Canadian prairies for approximately 12, 000 years, a fleeting moment on the geological time scale, this same period has witnessed the increasingly aggressive exploitation of the lands.  

However, with the introduction of firearms and increased mobility, the balance between man and nature has been rapidly altered in favour of man and, in many cases, at the expense of nature. Furthermore, the relatively recent settlement and development of Alberta has meant a wholesale landscape modification in terms of agricultural development of the province so that today, only 30 percent of Alberta's natural habitat remains untouched -- that is, in its "natural state".  Join us here, as we explore some of the more controversial environmental issues in the province and what is being done to preserve Alberta for future generations to enjoy.  Click through various articles on Environmental Issues, Climate Change, and Protection and Preservation or join CKUA Radio Network host, David Dodge and his EcoFiles series to explore, in Real Audio, some of the latest issues in sustainable development.   


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