Athabasca River

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  • The Athabasca River From The Columbia Ice Field Essay

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    The Athabasca River originates from the Columbia Ice-field and flows in a north-easterly direction about 1500 km to the Athabasca Delta and Lake Athabasca. Throughout its course, the river flows through (or adjacent to) many communities, including Jasper, Hinton, Athabasca, Fort McMurray, and Fort MacKay (with a combined population of more than 155,000 people). Due to its rich natural resources, Athabasca river basin is host of many mining and forestry industries and agricultural activities along

  • Lower Athabasca River System

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    The Lower Athabasca River (LAR), in northern Alberta, Canada, begins north of Fort McMurray and flows to the Athabasca Delta and Lake Athabasca. Throughout its course, the river cuts through natural bitumen deposits, (Conly et al. 2002) and runs adjacent to the Oil-Sands developments. Fine cohesive sediments and associated chemical constituents such as metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) play an important role in the LAR ecosystem (Ghosh et al. 2000, Garcia-Aragon et al. 2011). Therefore

  • Keg River Essay

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    The term Keg River has been historically used within Alberta to indentify early to middle Devonian carbonate reef type structures within the Alberta Basin. Nomenclature problems were identified by Schneider (2011) with commonly interchangeable terminology that began in the 1930s, including Upper Elk Point formations such as the Winnipegosis, Keg River and Methy. Sproule (in Ells, 1932) described the Keg River from outcrops along the Clearwater River, near Fort McMurray in the 1930s. Sproule described

  • A New Ground Transportation Route For Oil Producing Projects On The East Side Of The Athabasca River

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    The intent of the EAH project, as outlined in the project background section of this paper was to deliver a new ground transportation route to oil producing projects on the east side of the Athabasca river. Of utmost importance for continued operations and maintenance of these sites was that this access road be completed prior to the first quarter of 2011 as that was the timeframe in which the current access road would cease to be accessible to Suncor and two other partners with operating plants

  • Athabasca Oil Sands Essay

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    Introduction The Athabasca oil sands are the second largest producer of crude oil in the world, with a surface area of approximately 100 000 square kilometres (Anderson, Giesy & Wiseman, 2010). The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board estimates that the oil sands contains approximately 1.7 trillion barrels of crude bitumen, however only 19% can be ultimately recovered (Raynolds, Severson-Baker & Woynillowicz, 2005; Humphries, 2008). The availability of recoverable bitumen makes Canada’s oil sands deposit

  • Environmental Assessment Of The Alberta Tar Sands

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    sands development leaves the Athabasca Lake unaffected, but I don 't believe that for a minute. They say that any contamination found in the river comes from natural bitumen seeps. It is very obvious from the number of cancer patients in Fort Chipewyan, and the deformed fish from the lake that the tar sands is the cause. I believe that the tailings ponds used by the tar sands are not properly lined, and that is leading to their toxic contents contaminating the river. The Dene land was taken by the

  • The Alberta Tar Sands Development

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    What is environmental stewardship, and why is it so important? Well, environmental stewardship is being responsible, with the way we treat the environment. It is important, because if we destroy our environment, we end up destroying that which provides for us, and ultimately our means of survival. I am going to talk about the Alberta tar sands development, and about how they are not effectively protecting their environment. This has already led to negative effects in the surrounding areas. These

  • Distance Education Essay

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    Distance education has changed and grown a lot from external studies and correspondence education during the last century. Distance education has become a recognized phenomenon today, thanks to technology which has shortened the physical distances. DEVELOPMENT OF DISTANCE EDUCATION The evolution of Distance education could be divided in four periods. The first period was from 1850 to 1960, this generation used correspondence classes which used radio and instructional television. The second

  • Oil Sand Research Paper

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    chemical in northern Alberta. This results in the destruction of wildlife, polluting air, water, soil, boreal forests, Athabasca River, wetlands on northern Alberta. Rivers are polluted with toxic waste and they are running dry and it has a huge impact on lives of species due to loss of habitat. It is approximated that over 720 billion liters of toxic trailing on the landscape in the Athabasca oil sands area. Social impact: Due to the evolution of this industry there is some social impact on sectors such

  • How Social Vulnerabilities Are Important Within Disaster Research

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    Exploring social vulnerabilities is important to look at because its helps to understand how many residents such as indigenous individuals within the Athabasca region are disregarded as being important due to the marginalization their community faces. In addition, considering economic vulnerabilities allows for individuals to realize that the Canadian economy is more important rather than the livelihood