The plants sticking up through the muddy ground at Bayou St. John on Tuesday afternoon didn’t look like much, but in one, maybe two growing seasons, they should transform this area into a mini wetland.
For well over 60 years, the Canadian Mainline system has been the backbone of Enbridge’s Liquids Pipelines operations. Stretching from Edmonton to Gretna, Man., where it crosses the international border, the Canadian Mainline system allows Enbridge to transport 65 per cent of Western Canada’s crude exports.
Last week we spoke with Azzam Alwash, who earned a 2013 Goldman Prize for restoring a vast marshland in Iraq that had been drained and depleted under Saddam Hussein. This week we continue our discussion with Alwash, who has a refreshingly optimistic view of Iraq’s long-term prospects.
We are not very used to hearing good news about Iraq these days. Nor is there an abundance of feel good stories about the earth’s dwindling wetlands. So, when this week’s guest successfully launched an effort to restore the Mesopotamian marshlands in southern Iraq which had been drained, poisoned and burned under Saddam Hussein in the mid-nineties, it got a fair amount of attention.
Environmental education program provides students unique outdoor classroom experience
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Calgary, Alberta - June 22, 2011 - Encana Corporation has teamed up with the City of Calgary to launch the Encana EcoAction School, a unique educational program to support youth learning about wetlands and water conservation in an outdoor classroom setting at the new Ralph Klein Park in Calgary.