Alberta

Environment

A way to save one of North America's fastest animals

For centuries, herds of pronghorn have traveled hundreds of miles across the west in the second longest land migration in North America. But today, pronghorn often encounter barbed wire fences on private and public land that delay or halt their journey. Now, scientists and wildlife managers are developing fencing systems that allow the pronghorn to cross safely.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz - name the third most populous city in Alberta, Canada - is Red Deer. This time of year, the frozen Red Deer River is covered with outdoor hockey rinks

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Former president George W. Bush will pay a visit to the city tomorrow to kick off what some are calling his first "post-presidential rehabilitation tour." Mr. Bush's speech in Calgary will apparently be transcribed slightly differently in Canadian English than in American English.

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Opportunity and outrage at Canada's oil sands

The oil deposits in Northern Alberta are some of the largest in the world, but extracting and refining that oil is costly and dirty. Canada is under fire for its oil production, but it’s the United States that buying much of that oil, and new pipelines are being built to bring even more of it south of the border.

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Pork producers push back at H1N1 fears

Swine flu means bad news for pigs and pig farmers, despite loud messages from the World Health Organization and CDC that the flu is not spread by eating pork. The Takeaway talks to Mike Faga, a Human Resources Director with Iowa Select Farms.

Mixing Oil and Water

In Kern County California, scarce clean water is being turned to steam in order to get increasingly heavy oil out of the ground.