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 …
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 …
while numerous reports have confirmed elevated cancer rates in the tar sands region, especially among Indigenous communities. They "found …
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Tar sand” is sand with a mix of tar ... under high pressure … And which contains poisons and toxins like sulphur, arsenic, nickel, lead and mercury … All so megalomaniacal carbon billionaires can make even more …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
It would appear that tar-sands oil simply cannot catch a break from bad publicity. Thus, researchers in Canada have recently announced that, apart from being a driving factor of climate change, this energy source must …
A ring of mercury that is said to be roughly 7,500 in circumference was discovered surrounding the tar sands in northeast Alberta, Canada. The site is thought to be the third largest oil reserve in the world but requires an …