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Energy is an intrinsic part of our daily lives, and it has become so common to simply make toast or coffee in the morning that we often forget how valuable energy is. For National Cut your Energy Costs Day on January 10, 2017, we are sharing seven ways to reduce your energy costs.
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Four seasons. One climate reference station to record them all. Find out how Saskatoon fared in the rain, snow, wind, sun and frost in 2014.
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The Canadian Lung Association says that radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. So, what is radon and how do you know if you are being exposed to it?
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Ice roads are needed by industries operating in remote, northern climates to move supplies and equipment during the winter. Learn how an ice road is built and maintained.
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SRC's Community of Practice was a vital resource during the Lorado Remediation Project, providing resources and expertise to the project team. Find out the two important roles project management and cross-divisional support played in the successful remediation of the Lorado Mill Site.
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In a recent case study, we examined historic and future climate extremes and variability in the Souris River Watershed that are impacting the energy sector. Find out how the energy sector has responded to extreme climate events and what future adaptation actions the they can implement to capitalize on potential opportunities and to reduce risks in a changing climate.
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There are several off-grid communities and industrial sites in Saskatchewan that use diesel generators to meet their electrical power needs. But what if there was a more efficient way to generate power? SRC developed the Hybrid Energy Container (HERC) Power System in response to this challenge and put it to work at one of the mine sites they're remediating to demonstrate the technology.
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For many companies operating in the mining and energy sectors, community engagement is something they have to do or may want to do. The question is, are you willing to do what it takes to make community engagement more meaningful and valuable for you and your stakeholders? It’s a big question to answer.
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Remediating a contaminated site may have positive and negative impacts on biodiversity. Learn how a sustainable approach to remediation involves planning and implementing environmental protection throughout the entire remediation process.
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In 1960, the Lorado Mill was abandoned in northern Saskatchewan, leaving an estimated 227,000 cubic meters of radioactive uranium tailings that covered the mill site and flowed into nearby Nero Lake. In 2008, SRC was contracted to clean up the site, which began a multi-year journey to reduce the risk to human health, wildlife, and aquatic life.
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The Gunnar Mine operated from 1955-1963 and officially closed in 1964 with little to no decommissioning. In 1956, it was considered to be the largest uranium producer in the world. Learn about the construction of the site, the operational challenges and the town site that was built - and why it became a ghost town.
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The Gunnar Mine and Mill Site was abandoned with little to no decommissioning after it ceased operation in 1964, leaving behind significant hazards to the environment and public. Learn about the decades after the Gunnar Site closed and what's being done to remediate the land.
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The boreal forest is home to Canadian industry, from mining, oil sand production and forestry to oil and gas production and agriculture, as well as many communities. A new toxicity test will help reduce the impacts of industrial activity and protect the boreal forest.
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As a result of the energy crisis in the 1970s, Saskatchewan residents were looking for ways to reduce energy costs for their homes. Learn about the development of an energy conservation demonstration home, the Saskatchewan Conservation House, which applied cost-effective methods for reducing energy use for homeowners.
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Upon first glance, there seems to be nothing unusual about the recording studio. Musicians strum, thump and sing away while a sound engineer sits in front, mixing the audio. But this isn’t your typical recording setup.
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Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’ve been on your property for decades, testing your water is good for your health and your home. Five Reasons You Should Test Your Drinking Water.
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Old Man Winter has arrived in Saskatchewan and he's brought suitcases full of snow. It's important to be prepared for extreme winter weather events, like blizzards and extreme cold. The more we can anticipate and plan for these events, the more we can reduce their impacts and risks on us.
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Water is said to be one of the major environmental impacts of oil and gas production. While industry has long been conscious of water treatment, both above and below ground, there are some significant challenges facing them regarding sourcing and using water.
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There are many potential impacts that climate change may have on Canada’s boreal forest. Industry and government will need to prepare for a different forest environment, and develop adaptation strategies for dealing with the new conditions.
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Thomas Lavergne was an Environmental Engineering student at the University of Saskatchewan and a student in SRC’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP) at the time this post was written. We're happy to report he's now a full-time employee with our Environmental Remediation team!
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