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Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Great West Media has received federal government funding through the Local Journalism Initiative to support a reporter to cover climate in Alberta.

Jen will feature in-depth reporting on where Alberta is at with actions to reduce carbon emissions and generation of less carbon-intensive energy, along with climate issues across the province as they intersect with industry, business, the environment, the economy, communities, and lifestyles.

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Recent Work by Jennifer

Billions needed for Alberta to reach net-zero grid by 2035: report

Billions needed for Alberta to reach net-zero grid by 2035: report

'We really need almost perfect alignment of a number of factors in order to achieve a 2035 date,' said Kevin Dawson, AESO director of forecasting and analytics
Council closer to outsourcing 911 fire dispatch

Council closer to outsourcing 911 fire dispatch

“Every single person on council and our administration cares deeply about the safety of our residents and the reason this recommendation was put forward is because we are confident that a change of service level is not being contemplated,” Coun. Natalie Joly said.
High oil revenues skyrocket provincial bottom line

High oil revenues skyrocket provincial bottom line

“The swing is completely unprecedented and twice as large as Alberta's previous record set in 1988,” said University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe.
Chronic wasting disease has potential to jump to beavers: U of A

Chronic wasting disease has potential to jump to beavers: U of A

The disease is neurological, said Debbie McKenzie, researcher and professor from the University of Alberta’s department of biological sciences, and it affects the animals' brain.
Investors, lending policies driving up farmland prices: report

Investors, lending policies driving up farmland prices: report

“One high purchase price can set a new standard in a wide region. Even in purchasing a small number of acres, investors are having a huge impact on prices,” said Katherine Aske, author of a new report on investors impacting the Alberta farming landscape.
Renewable power market booming in Alberta: experts

Renewable power market booming in Alberta: experts

The new investment will create 4,500 jobs in the province, and companies such as Amazon, TC energy, and RBC are coming to Alberta to invest in the renewable sector.
Raiders hockey club folds into SAMHA

Raiders hockey club folds into SAMHA

The elite hockey program in St. Albert, which was formally run by the Raiders under the umbrella supervision of SAMHA, will now be run through a committee under SAMHA known as the Raiders hockey committee.
Keeping carbon underground goal of new research project

Keeping carbon underground goal of new research project

“Based on global estimates, grasslands are estimated to hold about 30 per cent of soil organic carbon. So, it's a staggering amount of carbon and that's because of how vast and large these ecosystems were,” said Cameron Carlyle, a University of Alberta rangeland ecologist.
Rural communities aging, shrinking: paper

Rural communities aging, shrinking: paper

Many towns and communities further away from big centres, such as in the north and east of the province, are facing population stagnation struggles.
Fertilizer use drives emissions in agriculture: report

Fertilizer use drives emissions in agriculture: report

"In western provinces we’ve seen a tripling or quadrupling of fertilizer tonnage over the last 30 years," said Darrin Qualman, director of climate crisis policy and action at the National Farmers Union.