Reducing waste a team effort

Sep 12 2022

In 2017, a team of ConocoPhillips Canada employees at a remote work camp in northeastern Alberta asked themselves how they could reduce their personal impact on the environment. Fast forward five years and the employee-run Operations Waste and Liability Strategy (OWLS) Committee has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest expectations.

What does it take for new forests to grow?

Jul 18 2022

Ecologist Simon Landhäusser has spent his career exploring difficult questions on how forests recover naturally from disturbance and how to best reclaim land that’s been disturbed by human activity.

Passionate about Alberta’s wetlands 

Jun 13 2022

After spending a few minutes talking with Ashlee Mombourquette, you may end up convinced that a day conducting sampling in a remote wetland in the oil sands could be the highlight of your summer. 

Ensuring reclaimed land matches the boreal landscape

May 03 2022

Every year, Syncrude reclaims many hectares of land previously used to support its mining operations. So much so, that more than 4,700 hundred hectares have now been returned back to a productive state.

Eyes on the sky

Apr 11 2022

Since the program began in 2011, 149 species have been detected on Syncrude’s reclaimed areas, including 31 species of concern. 

The beauty beneath the fen

Feb 28 2022

The beauty of Sandhill Fen is more than skin deep. It goes deeper than the beauty of the plants and animals that thrive in its carefully designed wetland valleys and forested hills.

Oil sands research: Out of the murk  

Feb 11 2022

Lindsay Clothier shares her research journey and how she has helped advance environmental knowledge in the oil sands across a number of different areas. 

Wetland 101: What is a wetland?

Feb 07 2022

Wetlands are one of the world's most important ecosystems because they limit the impact of climate change!