The federal government has begun developing regulations to allow oilsands operators in northern Alberta to begin releasing treated tailings water back into the environment, something that’s been prohibited for decades.
To get to a lower carbon future, mining is inarguably the most important sector for the materials needed to literally piece together the tech that will lower our GHG footprint. The question is not whether we require minerals and metals to reach our climate goals, but rather if Canada will become the supplier the world needs.
Syncrude Canada Ltd. leverages innovation to drive its success as an oil sands mining operator. This includes the company’s Base Mine Lake (BML). Through the reclamation process, one of Syncrude’s former mines was transformed into a lake that has already seen the return of a number of plants and insects. After Syncrude completed mining of […]
Not long ago, this was once part of a mine. Today, it’s a vibrant ecosystem. Eldorado Gold is undertaking one of the largest reclamation projects in Greece at the company’s Olympias site in the Halkidiki Peninsula. Mining activities by the previous project owners left behind more than 2.4 million tonnes of tailings. Eldorado has been rehabilitating 26.5 […]
Not long ago, this was once a mine. Today, we’re restoring the land with many other valuable things. In 2008, Syncrude launched an ambitious project: design a peat-forming, groundwater-fed wetland, known as a Fen, and incorporate it into land reclaimed from its oil sands mining operation in northern Alberta. Today, the Sandhill Fen Research Watershed Initiative is […]
A first-time visitor to Syncrude’s oil sands operations in northern Alberta might be surprised to see a herd of wood bison grazing on grasses on the site, but they represent a symbol of the company’s promise to provide a sustainable ecosystem for future generations long after its operations have ended. Even before production began in […]