Bawden wants to establish that the hedgehog population is plummeting due to urban development and the rising number of badgers in Britain. According to a national survey, the hedgehog population has decreased by 50% in 15 years. Over the same period, the hedgehog population in rural areas has decreased by a third.
Their habitats are being threatened by urban development as well as the choice of placing fences around gardens, thus shutting them out. In rural areas, the intensification of agriculture is reducing the amount of grasslands and hedgerows where hedgehogs live. According to the... [+] Read more
This article is a follow-up from the suspension ordered by the AER on Nexen Energy’s pipelines operations on Aug 25, 2015. The author, while remaining neutral, seeks to inform that after the discovery of a large spill by the AER, 15 of Nexen Energy’s pipeline licenses have been suspended. He also offers insight into the reasons they were shut down and the conditions of the suspension removal.
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) initially suspended the operations due to “a number of non-compliances, primarily related to documentation of maintenance activities.” regarding the... [+] Read more