CTV Edmonton - Stan Blade, dean of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, says the much needed rain this past weekend has provided an almost ideal situation, preventing what could have been a devastating repeat for farmers in the province. Also appears on Yahoo! News Canada. Blade also commented on Global TV and CBC News.
Washington Post - U of A wildland fire professor Mike Flannigan believes the Fort McMurray wildfire may have contributed more than the 85 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions some experts have suggested. Coverage appears on Canada.com, in the National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Windsor Star and Toronto Star, Regina Leader-Post and Radio Canada International. Department of Renewable Resources chair Vic Lieffers is interviewed about young timber on CKWX radio in Vancouver.
New York Times - Evacuees returning to the charred Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray next month may have to contend with black bears who have been prowling the streets in search of food. U of A biologist Lee Foote comments in this story, published by Reuters, and in another article that appears in the Vancouver Province, CTV, CBC, Business Insider, Newsweek, Yahoo! News Canada, Lycos News, MSN, Toledo Blade and Weather Network.