WASHINGTON – In an Oval Office ceremony after pushing through the approval of TransCanada’s controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, President Donald …
not the least of which could be a pipeline to bring tar sands from Alberta to eastern ports. According to the Natural Resources Council of Maine, such a corridor …
The oil sands industry itself is undergoing a major expansion, powered by $19 billion a year in investments, according to Bloomberg News. Mercury pollution is just the latest contamination-related environmental woe to hit the tar sands. In …
A ring of mercury has formed around tar sand operations in Canada, renewing concerns from environmentalists that the controversial oil production technique will lead to contaminated water and land for those living in close proximity to the …
Scientists have released yet another academic study that indicates the growing ecological impact of the tar sands. They measured the amount of mercury in birds eggs downstream from the tar sands and compared them to eggs some …
Just one week after Al Jazeera discovered that regulatory responsibility for Alberta, Canada’s controversial tar sands would be handed over to a fossil-fuel funded corporation, federal scientists have found that the area’s viscous petroleum …
Scientists have found a more than 7,300-square-mile ring of land and water contaminated by mercury surrounding the tar sands in Alberta, where energy companies are producing oil and shipping it throughout Canada and the U.S. Bitumen …
This is a picture of tar sand from the SA slideshow (click to open in a new tab). The caption reads (my emphasis): Water and a film of bitumen [tar] surrounds each grain of sand, making Alberta’s oil sands the ... lead and mercury … All so ...
Drilling for tar-sands oil in Alberta has long been recognized as a driver of climate change, helping to nudge the mercury up in thermometers around the world. Now, it appears that it’s also dousing the Canadian province with straight-up …
Levels of mercury in a vast area surrounding the controversial Alberta tar sands oil fields are on the rise and have reached levels up to 16 times higher than 'background' levels—a toxic side effect of the extraction process—according to a …