Canada’s great inland delta: A precarious future looms

Yale Environment 360: Along the banks of the Quatre Fourches River, 125 miles downstream of Alberta’s massive tar sands development, Joe Wandering Spirit once lived in a single-room cabin with a crazy cat and a team of sled dogs that he kept tied up outside year-round. As Wandering Spirit knows, living in the heart of the Peace-Athabasca Delta -- one of the world’s largest inland freshwater deltas -- has never been secure. In this 2,200-square-mile expanse of waterways and wetlands, seasonally meandering rivers and......

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