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Oil pucks and pellets — Alternative ways to ship bitumen

Canada's biggest railroad says it is attracting interest from oil producers in its effort to move crude in solid, puck-like form, as clogged pipelines divert more oil to riskier rail transport.

New tar sands technology could be a game-changer for Alberta

Calgary - Ian Gates, an engineer at the University of Calgary thinks an invention he stumbled upon in the laboratory could transform the way Alberta gets its heavy oil to market.

Groundbreaking study shows link to fracking and earthquakes

Fox Creek - In a University of Calgary study of earthquakes west of Fox Creek, Alberta, the geoscientists discovered a link between fracturing, or fracking, and earthquakes in the region.

Zebras don't use their stripes for camouflage, new study reports

It's a question that has intrigued scientists for decades: "Why do zebras have stripes?" Thanks to a recent study, we may now be much closer to the answer.

Calgary: Federal Court judge faces review in sex assault case

Calgary - A former Calgary provincial court judge faces disciplinary action that may range from reprimand to possible dismissal for comments he made to an alleged victim during a sexual assault trial last year, according to the Canadian Judicial Council.

Analysis finds lakes, rivers lost key protections in Harper govt.

Ottawa - Recent statistical analysis of changes made to environmental laws and procedures by Canada's conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper show that protections for lakes and rivers have been "all but abandoned," The Canadian Press reports.

Tory senator-in-waiting charged taxpayers $28k in lavish expenses

Calgary - New documents reveal that Alberta Conservative senator-in-waiting Doug Black charged more than $28,000 to taxpayers in lavish expenses over an 18-month period, including $508.95 per night at the Four Seasons in Houston, Texas.

New technologies highlighted in Royal Visit

Calgary - The University of Calgary showcased the Ward of the 21st Century Research and Innovation Centre to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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